UPC

Module Zero of the Universal Curriculum

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State
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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.

Màster en Addiccions- Universitat de les Illes Balears

Universitat de les Illes Balears Les addicions esdevenen un greu problema social que requereix una resposta en l'àmbit formatiu i especialitzat. Amb aquest màster canalitzam els fruits de la investigació científica entorn del camp de les drogodependències. Es tracta d'un màster que recopila les aportacions del Currículum Universal de Prevenció (UPC) i del Currículum Universal de Tratament (UTC) i que aporta una visió multidisciplinària, recorrent visions procedents de la farmacologia, el dret penal, aspectes ètiques

Incorporation of Universal Prevention Curriculum into Established Academic Degree Study Programme: Qualitative Process Evaluation

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Miovský, M., Vondrová, A., Gabrhelík, R., Sloboda, Z., Libra, J., & Lososová, A. (2019). Incorporation of Universal Prevention Curriculum into established academic degree study programme: qualitative process evaluation. Cent Eur J Public Health, 27(Supplement), 74-82. doi: 10.21101/cejph.a5952.
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Abstract

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Comprehensive bachelor's, master's, and doctorate-level curricula of Addiction Studies (Addictology) were developed and implemented at Charles University (First Faculty of Medicine) between 2003 and 2012. This Prague model combines three evidence-based approaches to addressing substance use - prevention, treatment, and public health - into a balanced professionalised discipline.

Position of the European Society for Prevention Research on Ineffective and Potentially Harmful Approaches in Substance Use Prevention

"Prevention methods using shock tactics are proven to be ineffective. Nevertheless, strategies based on predominantly providing information about the dangers of substance use are widespread in Europe. The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) is concerned about those so-called prevention strategies. It calls on decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers to use scientific proof of effectiveness as a criterion for exposing our youth to prevention methods and not to spend public money on rather commercial offers, since

GISA Trains School Principals on UPC in Nigeria

Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) has commenced the training of secondary schools principals in Lagos state, Nigeria on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Substance Use Disorders. Leading on from the first batch of a 6 days training, which was held between 6th and 11th of May, 2019, the Lagos state government was tasked on the need to appoint a teacher or an administrative staff as a drug control officer in every primary and

National Training of Trainers on the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders in Nigeria

The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program, recently delivered the National Training of Trainers in the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) in Nigeria. Participants, including professors, doctors, and lecturers in the fields of Medicine, Psychology and Guidance Counseling, travelled from all regions of Nigeria for the training. There were experts from government