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COVID-19 and the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: International and Local Perspectives

South Africa, South Africa,

COVID-19, along with the associated restrictions, has and continues to impact on the access to and provision of health care services. This talk hones in on the impact of services for substance use disorders, presenting new insights arising from current research. Hosted by the South Africa HIV Addiciton Technology Transfer Centre (UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health), and SANCA National.

Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Use Situation and Services for People who Use Drugs in Central Asia

UNODC Mentor in collaboration with colleagues from Coordination and Analysis Unit of the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia conducted a rapid assessment in four countries of Central Asia. The main goal of the brief research was to study the impact of restrictive measures imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic on the situation with drug use and provision of drug dependence treatment and services to reduce the negative health and social consequences as well as assist

Drug Treatment and COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

Since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Indonesia and officially announced by the President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo on March 2nd, 2020 and followed by the declaration from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on March 11th, 2020 that the outbreak of COVID-19 is a pandemic, new cases has been growing between approximately 250 to 350 cases daily[1] in Indonesia. Even though for most people with normal immune systems, COVID-19

UNODC’s Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section presented on the Global Experience by UNODC, during the International Society of Addiction medicine (ISAM) Practice and Policy Interest Group Webinar Series on  COVID-19 and SUD

UNODC’s Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS) presented on the Global Experience by UNODC, during the International Society of Addiction medicine (ISAM) Practice and Policy Interest Group Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions​ at the 2nd Webinar held on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET), 1:00 - 3:00 PM (BST)​. UNODC thanked ISAM and highlighted the importance of their exchange platform, presented the increasing

ISSUP Kenya @ Mental Health Task Force

On behalf of ISSUP Kenya, I presented our memorandum to the Mental Health Task Force of the Ministry of Health. The task force, which  was set up following a cabinet directive chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya, seeks to gather public views on challenges and solutions about the state of mental health in the country. As a professional body we advocated for substance use disorders to be treated as a mental health issue and not just a security or moral  issue.

Dependência Química: Quais são os tipos de tratamento

Muitas pessoas não sabem que dependência química é uma doença crônica que possui tratamento. Ela se caracteriza pelo abuso de álcool, maconha, cocaína, crack ou outras substâncias entorpecentes, lícitas ou ilícitas. Esse tipo de doença afeta todos os aspectos da vida de um indivíduo e pode ser causado por múltiplos fatores genéticos, ambientais, sociais, familiares e individuais. A facilidade de acesso às drogas aumenta a incidência desse transtorno no mundo, tornando o tratamento e prevenção

Experts from Côte d'Ivoire Attend a Study Tour in Morocco

From 6 to 12 October 2019, as part of the UNODC - PTRS / GLOK32 activities to guide the introduction of assisted pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence, 10 representatives, policy makers and treatment experts, and 2 psychiatrists from Côte d'Ivoire, convened at a study visit in Morocco to improve knowledge of high-level experts in addiction and policy measures for treating opioid dependence. The visit was essential to guide treatment and care services in Côte d'Ivoire

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

More than twenty-five (25) Serbian high-level decision makers from Ministries of Health, Education, Social Affairs and Counternarcotics are participating in the three-day workshop on creating humane, effective and evidence-based drug use prevention and drug dependence treatment and care services, held at the Parliamentarians Members Club in Belgrade, Serbia from 20 to 22 May 2019. The event was inaugurated by Mr Milan Pekić, Director of the Serbian Office Against Drugs and it was organized by UNODC

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