Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice

Call for Papers: New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Special Issue explores new drug and behavioural trends during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We welcome multidisciplinary contributions aimed at enhancing the understanding of how “physical distancing” and other radical changes in our lifestyles might lead to the consumption of new emerging drugs and other risky behaviours. Potential Research Topic include, but are not limited to: Use, effects, markets of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPED). Use/abuse of anti-anxiety/sedative drugs, both

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

Call for Papers: International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystems Disruptions

The journal Prevention Science invites manuscripts for a special issue on “International Responses to Prevention Intervention Research during Human Ecosystem Disruptions”. In this special issue of Prevention Science, SPR welcome manuscripts that advance prevention science as it links contextual and epidemiological data to improve responses to HED. Also, this call of papers seeks to provide insights into best practices for approaching future pandemics, natural disasters, and socio/economic crises affecting populations’ health. The ultimate goal of

VNGOC Civil society participation in INCB thematic hearing on illicit financial flows through drug trafficking – impact on development and security

Call for Application The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) will host a civil society hearing for the INCB board members on the margins of this years INCB board meeting. The hearing will be on the topic of "illicit financial flows through drug trafficking – impact on development and security" and will take place online on May 19th from 12.30pm to 2.30pm CEST, Vienna local time. 10-12 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work

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

Sourcing ‘what works’ evidence from 1 May

KEY MESSAGES 1. From 1 May 2021 there has been a change in how you can remain updated on UK-relevant research evaluating interventions to treat or prevent substance use problems and on the meaning and practice implications of the evidence base. 2. Drug and Alcohol Findings will no longer routinely issue updates. Supported by Findings’ co-owner Natalie Davies, this function will instead be provided free of charge by the Society for the Study of Addiction

NAADAC Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care Series

Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGTBQ+ Clients Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 12:00-2:00pm ET Earn 2 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part II: LGBTQ Youth, Community & Alcohol Misuse Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register Now Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET Earn 1.5 CEs Register

UNODC Indonesia supports the establishment of ISSUP Indonesia’s Chapter

In line with ISSUP’s global network in the field of prevention and treatment and its importance of promoting evidence based and ethical substance use prevention and treatment locally, Indonesia planned to officially establish its national ISSUP chapter. This initiative was supported by a group of representatives from the government, civil society, academia and international organisations in Indonesia who are committed to the establishment and its process until the ISSUP Indonesia’s chapter is officially launched. A

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

Society for the Study of Addiction Launches Early Career Research Network

The new SSA Early Career Research Network launches on 19 May, providing a series of (initially online) events designed to support PhD students and post-doc academics through the early stages of their addiction research careers. Run by people in the early stages of their own research, this new ECR network will cover topics on grant writing, applying for fellowships, writing articles, getting published, and how to navigate the often confusing, and occasionally stressful, initial stages

Ring us, FICT: "Well the delegation to anti-drug policies to Minister Dadone. Start collaborative work starting from the centrality of the person and not of the substance"

Luciano Squillaci, FICT President: "We express satisfaction for several reasons: because the delegation to anti-drug policies has finally been assigned after years of emptiness, because it has been assigned to a Ministry and because it is a Ministry that also deals with youth policies. We take it as a signal of attention to the world of addiction and to the younger generation. "My hope, as president of the Italian Federation of Therapeutic Communities – is

Brasil participa da 64ª Sessão da Comissão de Narcóticos e Drogas (CND) que aconteceu em Viena

Aconteceu em Viena, Áustria, de 12 a 16 de abril de 2021, a 64ª Sessão da Comissão de Narcóticos e Drogas (CND) das Nações Unidas. A CND se reúne anualmente e é o principal órgão de formulação de políticas de drogas no sistema das Nações Unidas (ONU), responsável por monitorar a situação mundial das drogas, desenvolver estratégias baseadas em evidências para o seu controle e recomendar medidas para enfrentar esse problema mundial. A Comissão de

What PAHO Does The Project for the Development and Implementation of a Proposal for the "Comprehensive Approach to Concurrency Between Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental and Behavioral Disorders, in Latin American countries"

What PAHO does The project for the development and implementation of a proposal for the "Comprehensive Approach to Concurrency Between Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental and Behavioral Disorders, in Latin American countries", it is part of the agreements developed on public health, between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Government of Spain and the National Institute of Psychiatry (WHO Collaborating Center), to strengthen the public health approach in addressing problems related to the


CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUNSTANCE USE PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS The Shelter Youth and Community Network (The Shelter NGO), approved Training Provider for the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) conducted her maiden training on the Universal Prevention Curriculum-Core Course for prevention practitioners and aspiring prevention in Lagos, Nigeria comprising participants from two nations (Nigeria and Ghana) The six-day training of practitioners on the Universal Prevention Curriculum of the Colombo Plan DAP facilitated by two trainers Maria Ilugbuhi

Call for Presentations- NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals invites you to submit a proposal to present a virtual poster at its 2021 Annual Conference, which will be held virtually from October 28-30, 2021. NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit poster presentation proposals for display at the virtual 2021 Annual Conference. NAADAC encourages experienced trainers, young investigators, researchers, and addiction and co-occurring professionals from diverse organizations and disciplines to submit. NAADAC and its partners are calling

Surge in Overdose Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over 87,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses over a 12 month period ending in September 2020. Without question, there is a link between the increased numbers of people dying from drug overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear, stress, job loss, enforced restrictions and closure to vital support services are some of the factors researchers are exploring when examining the impact COVID-19 has had on drug overdoses. This New York Times article provides an overview

Publishing Addiction Science

ICUDDR are pleased to announce that they are now opening applications for the second group of ICUDDR/ISAJE Learning Collaborative participants. ICUDDR and ISAJE began hosts this Learning Collaborative using the Publishing Addiction Science materials developed by ISAJE. The sessions are facilitated by journal editors Richard Pates, Journal of Substance Use, Ann Mitchell, Journal of Addictions Nursing, and Christine Vourakis, Journal of Addictions Nursing. The collaborative features ten 90-minute sessions beginning Tuesday, May 18th at 9:00

Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

ICUDDR has announced they will be hosting an implementation course entitled “Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs” for our members in Africa. The purpose of the course is to equip academic staff with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to develop sustainable DDR academic programs that meet local needs and align with university and regulatory bodies goals and objectives. This course is still in development, and facilitation will begin Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Sessions

Reducing Harm Due to Alcohol: Success Stories From 3 Countries

The European Region has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the world. To reduce these harms, WHO/Europe has identified three affordable, feasible and cost-effective intervention strategies: increase excise taxes on alcoholic beverages introduce and enforce bans or clear restrictions on exposure to alcohol advertising enact and enforce restrictions on the physical availability of retailed alcohol. Here you can read about the successful outcomes in Lithuania, Scotland and the Russian Federation.

Innovative contest scaling up UNODC- developed prevention programme in Uzbekistan announced its winners

The Nationwide Competition “Expert on the Development of Life and Family Skills” was organized online in January-April 2021 by the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in three stages via @psyforum telegram channel. The competition was aimed at disseminating best practices, as well as improving the skills of psychologists and teachers in the public education system in achieving psychological resilience in

Society for the Study of Addiction to take on research update role

From 1 May 2021 Drug and Alcohol Findings expects to end its core research update service, many aspects of which will instead become available from the Society for the Study of Addiction ( - our co-funder and long-time supporter, and a charity with an unrivalled history and standing in the sector. To follow progress on these changes be sure to SUBSCRIBE FREE OF CHARGE TO THE SOCIETY’S WEBSITE USER MAILING LIST at With our

23-25 February 2021: UNODC supported a national consultation in Côte d'Ivoire to develop integrated national approaches and guidelines for the treatment of comorbid drug use and other medical conditions

Under the supervision of the Interministerial Committee on Drug Control and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, nearly 20 representatives of national programmes to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and mental health, as well as representatives of various treatment centres, as well as people with drug use disorders, worked for three days to launch the development of integrated national guidelines for the treatment of drug use and other concurrent medical conditions. The guidelines are

Instagram não coíbe divulgação de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF)

Mesmo proibido, é possível driblar as leis e promover o uso de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF) no Instagram, uma rede social com alto grau de engajamento de jovens Sofisticadas estratégias de marketing têm sido utilizadas para atrair o público jovem para o consumo de produtos fumígenos e promover a aceitação social do tabagismo. No Brasil, a venda e publicidade de dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar (DEF) é proibida desde 2009, mas foram detectadas iniciativas para

UNODC conducts gender-sensitive substance use disorder training day in Ecuador

Quito, 16 March 2021.- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through the Global Drug And Treatment Care Project - with the support of Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health - developed a training day on treatment for women, adolescents and girls with substance use disorders and the management of substance use disorders during pregnancy. Over three days (16, 17 and 18 March) more than 25 health professionals (psychologists, doctors and psychiatrists) working in

۵ هغه شیان چې تاسو باید د الکولو او سرطان په اړه وپیژنئ

خپل د الکولو مصرف بیا فکر وکړئ چې ستاسو د سرطان خطر کم کړی. زموږ ډیری د ژوند د ځینو چلندونو او سرطان تر منځ د اړیکو سره اشنا دی - لکه سګریټ څکول یا د سکون ژوند. خو ځینې خلک شاید حیران شی چې د الکولو مصرف هم د سرطان د خطر عامل دی او د ژوند دغه ګډ فکتورونه تر ۴۰٪ سرطانونو پورې مرسته کوی. دې ته په پام سره چې د برازیل

Participate in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs next week!!!

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the body that is mandated to develop drug policy at the global level and is the governing body of UNODC. The Commission will take place next week, from 12 to 16 April 2021 and, because of the pandemic, all the sessions will be webcasted. Do join in following the discussions in plenary, it is a unique chance to understand the political landscape of our field of work. Here’s the

د نایجیې د زده کوونکو په منځ کې د الکولو استعمال

د روغتیا د نړیوال سازمان د راپور پر بنسټ ، نایجیریا د افریقایی هیوادونو په لیست کې د درنو اپیسودیک مشروباتو لپاره په دویم مقام کې ځای لری. د ارقامو په اړه سره، انځور د خاصو نفوسو د تحلیل په وخت کې لږ روښانه دی، لکه د پوهنتون محصل. په یوه مقاله کې ، چې په مکالمه کې خپور شوی ، د شمال - لویدیځ پوهنتون څیړونکی د خپلو وروستیو څیړنو د موندنو په اړه


It is a pleasure to inform you that the III INTERNATIONAL WORK CONFERENCE ON PREVENTION (III JIPRE) is approaching, under the slogan “Challenges of digitalization in prevention”. These conferences will be held ONLINE during the month of May 2021, organized by the PAIDI Group "Innovation in Care and Social Determinants in Health" of the Nursing Department of the Faculty of Physiotherapy and Podiatry Nursing, of the University of Seville and PRECUICOM. This year we have