drug use disorders

At the forefront of a pandemic: COVID-19 through the eyes of psychotherapist at a drug treatment facility

The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions associated with it have changed people’s lives in almost all countries. However, very few realize how the lives of people with drug use disorders – who are among the most vulnerable and in need of ongoing care – have changed. On the one hand, the closure of borders during quarantine has led to a dramatic reduction in access to narcotic drugs. On the other hand, loss of income has

The Regional Mission to Central Asia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is organizing a regional online training for national assessors experts on the use of UNODC/WHO-designed insights

The five-day regional online training on the skills of UNODC/WHO assessment experts on quality drug treatment has begun on 12 October 2020. The aim of the training is to strengthen institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC/WHO drug treatment services in Central Asia and to promote a scientific approach to the quality of drug treatment and drug care services. Following the launch of the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Disorders

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia Organizes Online Regional Training for Assessors on UNODC-WHO Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools for Drug Use Disorder Treatment

Five-day online regional refresher training for assessors on UNODC-WHO quality assurance (QA) tools for drug dependency treatment launched on 12 October 2020. The purpose of the training is to consolidate the institutional support to ensure the successful implementation of the UNODC-WHO QA mechanism of drug treatment services in Central Asia and promote the scientific understanding of quality drug use disorder treatment and care services. For the five days, the participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

UNODC Supports Central Asian Countries in Piloting Drug Use Disorder Treatment Services Quality Assurance Mechanisms/Tools

Background Four Central Asia countries piloted the UNODC Quality Assurance (QA) mechanisms in 2019 with training and technical assistance provided by UNODC in 2018-2019. The countries involved were Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The activity was conducted within the framework of the UNODC global project GLOJ71: “Treating drug dependence and its health consequences: Treatnet II” and funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Following training of experts

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

More than 25 Kenyan policymakers participated in a five-day UNODC policymakers online training on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders, held between 24 and 31 August 2020. The aim of this high-level training is to support Member States in their efforts to create humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services. This UNODC event was inaugurated by the CEO of National Authority for the Campaign Against

UNODC supports national partners in Kazakhstan to ensure continuity and sustainability of treatment, care and rehabilitation services during the COVIDE-19 pandemic for people who use drugs

On 25 September 2020, UNODC's Regional Mission in Central Asia and the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of UNODC Headquarters, in collaboration with the National Centre for Mental Health Research of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, organized a national webinar. The purpose of the webinar was to organize a stakeholder forum to share important international experiences on the continuity and sustainability of HIV treatment, prevention, care and support services for people who use drugs

UNODC Supports National Partners in Kazakhstan in Ensuring the Continuity and Sustainability of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic for People who Use Drugs

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia and UNODC PTRS in collaboration with the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre on Mental Health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan held national webinar on 25 September 2020. The purpose of the webinar was to create a forum for national experts to share valuable international experience on how to ensure the continuity and sustainability of drug dependence treatment, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services

УНП ООН оказывает поддержку национальным партнерам в обеспечении непрерывности и устойчивости услуг по лечению, уходу и реабилитации во время пандемии COVID-19 для людей, употребляющих наркотики

Ментор УНП ООН инициировал вебинар, проходивший 24 июня 2020 года в Узбекистане. Целью вебинара являлось организация форума заинтересованных специалистов для обмена важным международным опытом по обеспечению непрерывности и устойчивости услуг по лечению наркозависимости, профилактике, уходу и поддержке в связи с ВИЧ для людей, употребляющих наркотики и как осуществлять научно-обоснованную политику, обеспечивающую доступ к эффективным программам по лечению наркозависимости и ВИЧ для людей, употребляющих наркотики. Новые вызовы и растущие проблемы для лечения и ухода, предложения УНП

UNODC Supports National Partners in Ensuring the Continuity and Sustainability of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic for People who Use Drugs

UNODC Mentor initiated webinar held on 24 June 2020 in Uzbekistan. The purpose of the webinar was to create a forum for national experts to share valuable international experience on how to ensure the continuity and sustainability of drug dependence treatment, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for people who use drugs and how to implement evidence-based policies that ensure access to effective drug dependence treatment and HIV programmes for people who use drugs

Обученные УНП ООН специалисты по лечению и уходу оказывают неоценимую поддержку людям с расстройствами, вызванными потреблением наркотиков в Бухарской области Узбекистана вовремя COVID-19

Введение карантинных мер в Бухарской области Республики Узбекистан крайне затруднило оказание услуг по лечению наркозависимости населению региона. Это отрицательно сказалось на качестве жизни людей с расстройствами, вызванными потреблением наркотиков (РВУН) и их семей, и во многих случаях привело к рецидиву РВУН у пациентов. Во избежание коллапса в данной области и предотвращения ухудшения ситуации возникла крайняя необходимость адаптации форм и методов оказания услуг по лечению наркозависимости и уходу к существующим условиям. Такой ответ был инициирован и