Western Canada Addiction Forum

Kelowna, Canada,

The Western Canada Addiction Forum serves as an educational opportunity for those working in, or planning to work in, the addictions field.  

The forum is open to physicians and allied health professionals, including pharmacists, nurses and addiction counsellors, interested in expanding their knowledge of addiction and its related issues.

Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies

Williamsburg, United States,

The Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies (VSIAS) will take in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia, July 14 – 17, 2019.

This Institute is designed for professionals in the field of substance abuse and mental health, who are interested in keeping current on the latest techniques and resources available. 

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: “Game-Changer” Opiate Addiction Medication Proves Effective in US Trial

Lancet: 2019, 393, p. 778-790.
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Medication of the type heralded as a possible “game-changer” by one of the UK’s leading addiction treatment clinicians and researchers proved its worth in a US placebo-controlled trial. Buprenorphine injections with effects lasting a month are now available in the UK, offering a new option for treating dependence on heroin and allied drugs.

The Results of the WHO-UNODC Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facility Survey in Serbia

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Serbia, UNODC supported the implementation of the UNODC/WHO substance use disorder treatment facility survey to map existing treatment capacity. The results of the survey serve national policy makers to enhance the availability and quality of services across the country. This is the first global pilot of the UNODC/WHO survey tool and the first in the country with such an implementation methodology and such an