drug use disorders

EU Drug Markets Report 2019

Published by
EMCDDA

The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 is the third comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union by the EMCDDA and Europol. 

The analysis presented in the report examines topics such as the links between drugs and other crimes, the licit economy and society more generally as well as the processes and players involved in the trade, from production and trafficking to distribution.

UNODC-WHO Training in Argentina on the Management of Substance Use & Substance Use Disorders during Pregnancy

A total of 35 participants took part in this training that was organized by WHO and UNODC together with PAHO, SEDRONAR, Hospital der Mar, and the generous support from the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) on 11-13 November 2019, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This training aimed at providing technical guidance for health care providers managing women from conception to birth and during the postnatal period, and their infants,

Treatment for Psychostimulants and for Co-Morbid Psychiatric and Medical Disorders Are Discussed by Experts from the Central Asian States

On 4-8 November 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 24 specialists from the drug treatment centres, narcology clinics and institutions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the Regional Training on introduction of the protocols on treatment for psychostimulants and for co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders organized by UNODC global project GLOJ71 “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet” in collaboration with Sub-programme 3 “Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and HIV prevention” of the UNODC

UNODC TREATNET Training for Treatment and Care Providers in Senegal

The UNODC’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN), the Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS) and UNAIDS jointly organized a TREATNET training on drug use disorder treatment and care from July 30th to August 2nd 2019 in Saly-Mbour, Senegal. Participants included the Ministry of Health, along with twenty-five health and social work professionals, national defence and security forces’ representatives from the different regions of Senegal. TREATNET is a UNODC capacity building strategy, aiming

UNODC realiza capacitación sobre el uso de sustancias psicoactivas para formuladores de políticas

La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) llevó a cabo entre 22 y 24 octubre 2019, en Brasilia, un entrenamiento sobre la naturaleza, prevención y tratamiento de los trastornos relacionados con las drogas. El encuentro reunió a cerca de 50 personas incluidos representantes de los gobiernos federales, estatales y del Distrito Federal involucrados con la prevención, el tratamiento, la reintegración social de los usuarios y en la lucha contra

Drug Use Series from the Lancet Journals

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Executive Summary

The drug use landscape is dynamic and changing. Changes in public attitudes and laws towards drug use have occurred in an increasing number of countries.

Global drug production and consumption are increasing as are the risks and harms to health, while new substances continue to emerge. This Series focuses on opioids, cannabinoids, stimulants, and new psychoactive substances.

UNODC realiza treinamento sobre uso de substâncias psicoativas para formuladores de políticas

O Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime (UNODC), deu início na segunda-feira (21), à capacitação sobre natureza, prevenção e tratamento de transtornos relacionados ao uso de drogas, em uma reunião fechada para autoridades, em Brasília. O encontro se estenderá até o dia 24 de outubro e reunirá representantes do governo federal envolvidos na prevenção, no tratamento, na reinserção social e no combate ao tráfico. Até a próxima quinta-feira, representantes dos Estados e do

Enhanced Knowledge of Indonesian Policymakers on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

30 policymakers from the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, the National Narcotics Board (BNN), the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Ministry of Interior, and other entities participated in a three-day workshop on creating humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This training, being held from 14 – 16 October 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia was organized by UNODC Headquarters together with the UNODC Programme

Family-Based Intervention Program for Parents of Substance-Abusing Youth and Adolescents

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Journal of Addiction
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The use of drugs among adolescents/youth often results in a high degree of distress for the family members who live with them. This in turn can lead to a deterioration of mental (psychological) health, hindering any attempt to successfully cope with the situation. The goal of our research was to study the effect of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program on parents of adolescents/young adult drug users.

UNODC Training for LAO PDR Policymakers on the Nature, Prevention and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

More than 27 Laotian policymakers from the Narcotic Control and Supervision Bureau, Vientiane Narcotic Control and Supervision Bureau, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Security, Civil Society Organisations, treatment centres and other entities, participated in a three-day workshop on creating humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This training was held from 17 – 19 June 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR and was co-chaired by Lao National Commission