MIDLMAN NATONGOU

Cette formation a débuté le mercredi 07 Avril 2021 et a porté sur les curricula 3 et 4 respectivement  « Les co-morbidités mentales et médicales ; une vue d’ensemble pour les Professionnels de l’addiction » et  « Compétences de base en counseling pour les professionnels de l’addiction ».

Le Togo participe à la formation des formateurs sur le programme UPC « Universal Prevention Curriculum » aux profils de professionnels de la prévention en Afrique Francophone, depuis le 16 Mars 2021

Cette formation, organisée par le   Drug Advisory Programme (DAP), en collaboration avec le Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) du Département d'État des États-Unis,  se déroule en ligne et  regroupe les professionnels de la prévention nommés par leurs pays suivants : ALGERIE, CAMEROUN, COTE D’IVOIRE, HAITI, SEYCHELLES, TOGO, TUNISIE.

Le Comité National Anti-Drogue et ISSUP Togo sont représentés à cette formation et contribueront à la formation de vingt (20) professionnels Togolais comme formateurs après la première de série de formation  sur le programme UPC Core Course qui compte au total 10 modules.

New programme in Togo to strengthen management of substance use disorders

Togo's Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Care has set up a national psychoactive drug addiction programme (PNAPP) that will help improve access to care for people with substance use problems.

This program will work with national institutions to reduce the demand for drugs to disseminate good practices in the prevention and treatment of psychoactive substance addiction.

ISSUP-TOGO welcomes this progress and will contribute to the success of the mission of this program.

Nouveau cycle de formation UTC du 22 au 30 Mars 2021

Event Date
City/Region/State
Lomé

ISSUP-Togo en collaboration avec le Comité National Anti-Drogue et avec l’appui de la Commission de la CEDEAO  poursuit la formation sur le programme UTC avec les curricula 3 et 4 respectivement  « Les co-morbidités mentales et médicales ; une vue d’ensemble pour les Professionnels de l’addiction » et  « Compétences de base en counseling pour les professionnels de l’addiction ».

Cette formation réunira une vingtaine de professionnels de la santé, de l’action sociale et des organisations de la société civile.

Les mesures barrières sont strictement respectées.

Event Language

French

DFAM Drug and Substance Abuse Conference 2021

ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Abuja
Country
Nigeria

The Conference is designed to achieve the following objectives;

1. Undertake holistic review of drug trafficking and substance abuse in the north to define issues, classify challenges, identify opportunities, and develop collaborative frameworks for increased youth participation in drug abuse prevention and intervention process;

2. Cultivate the resilience, ingenuity and responsiveness of young people in countering the menace in the north through continuous dialogue, education, effective advocacy and networking;

3. Encourage information and experience sharing on countering drug trafficking and substance abuse related issues between different stakeholders in the youth sector, civil society, religious/traditional bodies, schools and the academia

4. Develop a unified road map for effective youth engagement in evidence drug abuse prevention within the region

Time: Feb 18, 2021 09:00 AM in West Central Africa

ATELIER DE SENSIBILISATION DES ELUS LOCAUX DE LA KARA SUR LES PROBLEMES DE DROGUES AU TOGO

Le Comité National Anti-Drogue (CNAD)  du Togo en collaboration avec ISSUP Togo a organisé le 27 novembre 2020 à Kara, ville située à 414 km de Lomé la capitale du Togo une journée de sensibilisation des élus locaux des municipalités de la Kozah1, Kozah 2,  Kozah 3 et Kozah 4.

Cet atelier de sensibilisation  s’inscrit dans le cadre du vaste chantier de mobilisation des collectivités locales  en vue d’une meilleure implication des élus locaux dans la réduction de la demande de drogues au Togo.

Deux importantes présentations  ont meublé les échanges notamment celle du Biologiste Lt-Colonel AMAYI B. Kossi, Secrétaire Permanent du CNAD, portant sur le « contexte National de la lutte contre la drogue au TOGO ». A travers, cette présentation, le Secrétaire Permanent a méthodiquement décrit les menaces grandissantes liées à l’intensification du trafic illicite des drogues, les faux médicaments notamment le tramadol et les STA avec les alcools frelatés qui font objet d’abus surtout parmi les jeunes. Il a par ailleurs rappelé le cadre stratégique actuel  de la lutte contre la drogue, les efforts consentis par le gouvernement et les nouvelles orientations basées sur des approches scientifiques pour prévenir et traiter l’abus de drogues.

La deuxième communication intitulée « comprendre le phénomène de l’addiction aux substances psychoactives pour mieux les prévenir dans  nos communautés » a été présentée par M. BOHM Mawouéna K., Secrétaire Permanent Adjoint du CNAD. Après avoir décrit les drogues, il a souligné le fait que « Personne ne choisit de devenir Toxicomane », et a rappelé qu’il y a  plusieurs facteurs qui interagissent pour conduire à l’addiction. Cependant, il a précisé qu’il existe des interventions efficaces pour prévenir et traiter l’addiction aux substances. Il a également présenté le modèle des coalitions communautaires anti-drogue de CADCA comme un modèle efficace de prévention à la base, au service des collectivités locales au Togo.

Ce vaste projet de mobilisation des municipalités va se poursuivre l’année prochaine avec les autres communes du pays. 

(KARA, MEKA HOTEL, 27/ 11 / 2020)
Michael Brobbey

UNODC TreaNet Quality Standards Document

Plenary 6: Review and Reflections - A Panel Session

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
South Africa

The Sixth Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm SA

Register Here for Plenary 6: Review and Reflections: A Panel Session

 

   

Plenary Co-Chairs: African Union Commission and ISSUP Global

A panel session to respond to questions and issues arising from the previous five plenaries.

Panel Members (TBC):

  • Republic of South Africa
  • African Union Commission
  • ISSUP South Africa
  • ISSUP Global
  • INL
  • CICAD
  • Colombo Plan
  • ICUDDR

 

For more information on the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference, please visit Africa 2020

Event Language

English

Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

Plenary 4 - Africa Virtual Conference 2020
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
South Africa

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm SA 

Register Here for Plenary 4: Epidemiology and Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction

 

Plenary Chair: Dr. Reychad Abdool, African Union Commission

1. A Continental Overview of Drug Epidemiology in Africa

Presenter:

  • Professor Isidore Obot - Director, Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse, Nigeria

2. Regional Perspectives

Presenters:

  • Dr Olubusayo Akinola - Programme Officer, Drug Demand Reduction, ECOWAS Commission
  • Nadine Harker Burnhams - Research Scientist, South African Medical Research Council, SENDU/SACENDU

3. Overview of Drug epidemiology in Latin American and the Caribbean

Presenters:

  • Pernell Clarke - Research Specialist, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, CICAD - Caribbean
  • Roberto Canay - Co-President, ISSUP Argentina - Latin America

4. Synchronising Global Drug Epidemiology Data Collection

Presenter:

  • Chloé Carpentier - Chief, Drug Research Section, Research Branch, UNODC
  • Enrico Bisogno - Chief, Data Development and Dissemination Unit, UNODC

5.  Question & Answer Session

 

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Event Language

English

Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
South Africa

The Third Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm SA 

Register Here for Plenary 3: A Focus on Treatment and Recovery

 

Plenary Chair: Kim Johnson, ICUDDR

1. Treatment Standards

Presenter:

  • Anja Busse - Programme Officer, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC

2. Service Quality Measurements in Treatment Facilities

Presenter:

  • Professor Bronwyn Myers - Chief Specialist Scientist, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

3. Best Practices in Treatment and UTC Training in Africa

Presenter:

  • George Murimi - Training Coordinator for Africa, Colombo Plan DAP

4. Credentialing and Certification

Presenter:

  • Becky Vaughn - Director, Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC) Colombo Plan DAP

5. Case Studies of Treatment Programmes in Latin America/Caribbean and Africa

Presenters:

  • Bawo O. James - Consultant mental health physician and a certified addiction treatment specialist, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Yuri Cutipé - Executive Director of Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Peru

6. Question & Answer Session

 

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Event Language

English

Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
South Africa

The Second Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm SA

Register Here for Plenary 2: Evidence-based Prevention: Policy and Practice

 

Plenary Chair: David Bayever, ISSUP South Africa

1. What Constitutes Evidence-Based Prevention?

Presenter:

  • Jeff Lee - Senior Consultant, ISSUP Global

2. Prevention Standards

Presenter:

  • Giovanna Campello - Chief, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, UNODC

3. Media-Based Prevention Programmes

Presenter:

  • William D. Crano - Oskamp Professor of Social Psychology, Division of Behavioral and Organizational Science, Claremont Graduate University, USA

4. Alcohol Use Prevention (data on alcohol use and environmental prevention initiatives)

Presenters:

  • Maristela Monteiro - Regional Advisor on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) 
  • Professor Neo Morojele - Professor and Acting HOD, Department of Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Professor Nazarius Tumwesigye - Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
  • René Adams - Programme Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention and Drug Control Rehabilitation Division, Social Welfare Services Directorate, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia

5. Question & Answer Session

 

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Event Language

English

Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

Drug Demand Reduction in Africa Virtual Conference ISSUP
Event Date
City/Region/State
Johannesburg
Country
South Africa

The First Plenary Session of the 'Drug Demand Reduction in Africa: Prevention, Treatment and Epidemiology' Virtual Conference from 16th September to 10th November 2020. 

Time: 2:00 – 4:10 pm SA

Register Here for 'Plenary 1: Setting the Scene for Drug Demand Reduction in Africa'

 

Plenary Chair: Jeff Lee and Livia Edegger, ISSUP Global

Conference Welcome and Introduction:

  • Jeff Lee, Senior Consultant, ISSUP Global
  • Livia Edegger, Deputy Director, ISSUP Global

1. Setting the Scene

Presenters:

  • Roger Weimann - President, ISSUP SA; Director, SANCA Eastern Cape
  • Joanna Travis-Roberts - Chief Executive, ISSUP Global
  • Brian Morales - Branch Chief Counternarcotics, Office of Global Programs and Policies (INL/GPP)
  • Ambassador Adam Namm - Executive Secretary, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of the American States (OAS)
  • Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu - Deputy Minister, Republic of South Africa Department of Social Development (DSD)
  • Her Excellency Amira Elfadil - Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission (AUC) 

2. Global Perspective – A Global Overview of Drug Use

Presenter:

  • Giovanna Campello - Chief, Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Chloé Carpentier - Chief, Drug Research Section, Research Branch, UNODC

3. Continental Perspective – An Overview of Drug Use in Africa

Presenter:

  • Dr Jane Marie Ongolo - Head of Social Welfare, Vulnerable Groups and Drug Control, African Union Commission

4. African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control and Crime Prevention (2019-2023)

Presenter:

  • Dr Abel Basutu - Senior Drug Control Programme Officer, African Union Commission

5. Global Initiatives by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US State Department

Presenters:

  • William McGlynn - Senior Advisor, Office of Global Policy and Programs, Drug Demand Reduction, INL, U.S. Department of State
  • Bruno Bui - Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Global Policy and Programs, Drug Demand Reduction, INL, U.S. Department of State

6. Regional Perspective – Latin America and the Caribbean

Presenter:

  • Marya Hynes - Chief, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, CICAD

7. Summary and Invitation to Send Comments and Questions Arising from Inputs

 

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Event Language

English

Motivational Interviewing Course: Assisting Patients in Making Sustainable Positive Lifestyle Changes

We invite you to register for this free webinar-based training course on Motivational Interviewing (MI). The three week long series is presented by Igor Koutsenok, MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry.

Igor Koutsenok ISSUP Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an essential, client-centered, counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. We are absolutely thrilled to bring you this skills-building opportunity presented by a recognized expert in the field of MI.

The course consists of four sessions to be held during June 2020 (see course descriptions and session dates below).

We highly encourage registration for all sessions.

Course Description

This is a training in evidence-based clinical methods of motivational interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationships in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.     

Course Objectives

The goal is to provide knowledge and practical skill training for various practitioners on effective ways to enhance motivation of patients with substance use disorders that require significant behavioral changes to initiate and sustain positive and healthy behavioral choices. Skill building, and experiential training will be emphasized throughout the course by exercises to develop a therapeutic alliance with patients, assess patient needs, level of engagement in treatment process, structure treatment sessions, select appropriate interventions, and assist patient in maintaining motivation for a sustainable behavioral change.

Participants will learn the basic and advanced skills in motivational interviewing and strategies for engaging patients in collaborative relationship in treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. The course will:

  1. Help participants to acquire a systemic perspective of motivational interviewing and other motivational enhancement strategies;
  2. Build necessary clinical skills and attitudes to implement new strategies in working with ambivalent patients.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, every participant will be able to:

  1. Describe all the aspects of the spirit of MI
  2. Explain the differences between MI and other counselling strategies
  3. Demonstrate the ability to respond to clients with reflective listening statements
  4. Identify change talk within client speech
  5. Generate open questions designed to elicit change talk
  6. Generate MI-consistent responses to client resistant statements
  7. Differentiate commitment language from other forms of change talk
  8. Provide and empathetic summary statements collecting change talk

Course Content, Dates & Registration

Session 1: Thursday June 4th 2020

Motivational Interviewing: Basic Understanding

After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction: Motivation and behavioral change in addiction medicine
  • Review of the concepts of Ambivalence, Stages of change, the righting reflex, limits of persuasion.
  • Spirit of MI
  • Expressing empathy
  • Roadblocks to communication
  • Four Processes in MI

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar Recording 

Slide Deck

Session 2: Thursday June 11th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI - OARS

This session will focus on Fundamental Skills in MI (OARS), providing practical exercises to help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Participants will learn strategies for engaging patients in a collaborative relationship in the treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.    

Learning outcomes:

  • Open and closed ended questions
  • Affirmations
  • Summaries
  • Rowing with OARS

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording

Session 3: Thursday June 18th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI Continued

This third session will continue to focus on MI fundamentals, with a focus on more advanced skills and the integration of MI with other strategies and treatment modalities. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes.       

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognition and responding to change talk and sustain talk
  • Forming reflections
  • Levels of reflections
  • Recognizing readiness
  • Initial and intermediate planning
  • Integration with other skills and strategies

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

Session 4: Friday June 19th 2020

The fourth and final session will continue to build on MI Fundamentals covered in Session 3, increasing your knowledge of advanced MI skills.

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

We look forward to you joining us for these virtual sessions! Please contact info [at] issup [dot] net if you have any questions.

About Professor Koutsenok

Dr. Igor Koutsenok is а Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Director of the Center for Addiction Research, Training and Application, Director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine, and a co-director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR South East Asia Addiction Technology Transfer Center. He is also a Vice-President of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction.

In 1983 he graduated as a medical doctor from the National Medical University in Kiev, (Ukraine). In 1986, he completed his psychiatry residency training and received degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996 he received a degree in addiction psychiatry at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. Georges Hospital Medical School. In 1996, he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since then he serves as faculty member of the Department. In 2013-2016 he served as Chief of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna.

Over the last 25 years Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of multiple training and technical assistance programs for mental health and addiction treatment practitioners, primary health care and social work practitioners, criminal justice professionals in the United States and around the world. He is also directing the UCSD Summer Clinical Institute - the second longest running Summer Institute in the United States (over 40 years). Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 

For many years, Dr. Koutsenok taught general and addiction psychiatry to medical students, psychiatry residents, psychology trainees, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers around the world. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards. He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications, one monograph, and contributed to 4 book. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and more than 40 countries around the world. He is a proud father of three.

Report de la formation UTC

Le Comité National Anti Drogue (CNAD) en collaboration avec ISSUP-TOGO lance une série de formations sur le programme UTC.

Compte tenu des restrictions nationales liées à la pandémie du covid-19, le delai de soumission des candidatures sera relativement revu et prolongé.Les nouvelles dates de debut des formations seront communiquées ultérieurement.

Ci joint l'appel à candidature.

ISSUP Togo

UTC training postponed

Event Date
City/Region/State
Lome

The National Anti-Drug Committee (CNAD) in collaboration with ISSUP-TOGO is launching a series of training courses on the UTC programme.

Given the national restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline for submitting applications will be relatively revised and extended. The new start dates for the training will be announced at a later date.

Attached is the call for applications.

 

WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles on Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals

This webinar focuses on the issue of self-care for addiction professionals and was delivered by ICUDDR Deputy Director Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Many of us are drawn to work in the field of substance use disorders due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy. While these can be great assets, they can also be detrimental to us personally.

In this webinar, Cary explains how to identify healthy and unhealthy traits, how we can care for ourselves, and what authentic self-care looks like.

Cary has worked in the field of substance use disorders for 18 years. She is passionate about helping professionals in this field to take care of themselves so they can thrive and help those in need. Cary has worked in direct care in non-profit in the U.S., has run Residential, Outpatient, and Criminal Justice treatment programs, and has trained and mentored other substance use professionals. She is now the Deputy Director for the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) and supports the development of addiction studies programs around the world. She is a global trainer in the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC).

Recorded on 13 March 2020

Cary Hopkins Eyles

Welcoming the ISSUP Togo National Chapter

We are incredibly excited to announce that ISSUP Togo National Chapter is currently in the process of registering as a civil society organisation.

The team behind the formation of the Togolese Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals plan to launch their National Chapter in September 2020.

ISSUP Togo will support the implementation of the National Anti-Drug Committee (CNAD) five-year national strategic plan (2020-2024) to address drugs and organised crime by providing quality training on prevention, treatment and research for national professionals.

Congratulations to all involved in this great initiative! Visit the ISSUP Togo page for more information and details of how to join.

ISSUP togo national chapter

Upcoming Activities and Events

Participation in the National Drug World Campaign 2020

Launch of the Togo National Chapter and Conference on Addiction and Families - September 2020