Substance Use Among Adolescents: Risk and Protective Factors
Supporting Families in Recovery – Global Approaches in the Context of COVID-19
Module Zero of the Universal Curriculum
This 19-minute video introduction to the Universal Curriculum series will be introduced at the beginning of future online courses. The slides will be included in the forthcoming manual editions of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC). The module will also be included in future face-to-face trainings.
Evaluation on Drug Policies - MEM 7th Evaluation Round
The Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) is an instrument designed to measure the progress of actions taken by the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to address the hemispheric drug problem and other related crimes.
Standardized Indicators for National Drug Information Networks in the Caribbean
This guide, developed by and for persons working in member states of the Caribbean, presents a model set of indicators to countries desiring to standardize the way that they organize, collect, and report drug-related information for their DINs. The guide has a systematic layout and begins with an explanation of what a DIN is and provides some examples of DINs from various parts of the world.
Regional Stakeholders Craft New Strategies on Drug Abuse Prevention
Delegates from several CARIFORUM-member states, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the European Union (EU) are in St. Kitts to brainstorm and formulate strategies on drug abuse and its prevention that will be implemented in countries across the Caribbean region.
Meeting of CICAD/OAS Demand Reduction Expert Group
The meeting will provide a forum for reflection around the review and analysis on the development of public health policies with an emphasis on demand reduction and the training strategy for professionals in the national healthcare systems within the hemisphere.
When: March 7 and 8, 2017
Evaluation Report on Drug Control for the Sixth Evaluation Round of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM)
The Evaluation Report on Drug Control (2014) for the Sixth Evaluation Round of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) measures the progress of actions taken by the 34 OAS (Organization of American States) member states to address the drug problem and other related offenses. The sixth round focused on a set of 27 standard recommendations derived from the Plan of Action, 2011-2015, of the 2010 CICAD Hemispheric Drug Strategy.
The Drug Problem in the Americas: Drugs and Public Health
Summary and Findings
Most people do not use illicit drugs and among those who try them, only a fraction will develop patterns of dependence. Still, drug use constitutes a serious health problem for many people in the Americas. Early age of first use is associated with higher risk of dependence and problems. One of the greatest challenges is delaying or preventing use by young people.