Availability of science-based treatment improving, says 2021 World Drug Report

Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the 2021 World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

UNODC Keeps Supporting Quality Drug Treatment Service via Continuous Capacity Building

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia supported regional training of trainers (ToT) on Course 11 “Enhancing Motivational Interviewing Skills”. This course is part of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) for national trainers from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan which took place offline in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 24-28 May 2021. 16 members of national teams of trainers from Tajikistan (5) and Uzbekistan (11) took part in the training

UNODC launches new webpage to expand access to essential HIV health and social services

The UNODC Regional Programme Office for Eastern Europe (Kyiv, Ukraine), in cooperation with the Charitable Fund “Humanitarian Action” (Saint Petersburg, Russia), launches a new website on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) ( The website serves as an online platform for key populations including people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS)/stimulants and service providers working with the risk groups. The website is full of useful content on the prevention of HIV infection and other diseases, on various

Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas 2021

Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas 2021 avalia que pandemia potencializou riscos de dependência

Cerca de 275 milhões de pessoas usaram drogas no mundo no último ano, enquanto mais de 36 milhões sofreram de transtornos associados ao uso de drogas, de acordo com o Relatório Mundial sobre Drogas 2021. O documento foi divulgado em 24 de junho de 2021, pelo Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime (UNODC).

Kenya Launches National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention

June 26, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya:- As the World commemorated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) on June 26, 2021, Kenya has added another milestone in the journey towards a nation free from alcohol and drug abuse:-The National Guidelines on Drug Use Prevention were launched! Previously in Kenya, the approach to prevention has been single event activities, development and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials on myths and the negative

Opportunity to Publish a Scientific Article on New Psychoactive Substances!

UNODC is proud to be the co-editor of Special Issue “New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the Journal “Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health” and cordially invites you to submit abstracts for consideration. You will find all information regarding this new Special Issue on this link:, as well as in the attached flyer. The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and

HIV/HCV prevalence and risk behavior among NPS users are a growing public health burden

On April 27, 2021, UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia held a training seminar for specialists of the republican and regional levels responsible for drug dependence treatment and HIV prevention services in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The main goal of the national training was to increase the capacity of government and non-government organizations that implement HIV and HCV prevention programs to provide effective evidence-based services for people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS) and stimulants

UNODC strengthened workforce capacity on community-based social services for youth at risk and their families in Turkmenistan

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia together with the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), hosted a training for practitioners on "Treatnet Family" for youth with drug use disorders including those in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system. The event was held in a hybrid format in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 12-16 April 2021 and 27 local service providers working with youth and their families from drug treatment centres, juvenile