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Centro de recursos de práticas baseadas em evidências

SAMHSA está empenhada em melhorar a prevenção, tratamento e recuperação de serviços de apoio para transtornos mentais e de uso de substâncias. Este novo centro de recursos de práticas baseadas em evidências visa fornecer comunidades, clínicos, decisores políticos e outros no campo com as informações e ferramentas necessárias para incorporar práticas baseadas em evidências em suas comunidades ou contextos clínicos. O centro de recursos contém uma coleção de recursos cientificamente baseados para uma ampla gama

NAADAC Free Webinar Series

NAADAC is happy to offer free addiction-specific education through its Free Webinar Series. The 2019 Free Webinar Series releases two live webinars per month, which are then captured and made available for future viewing in NAADAC's Free On-Demand Webinar Library. Full list of webinars can be found here. NAADAC members can get free continuing education hours (CEs) for this webinar series. While viewing the education is free, non-members must pay to receive CEs.

ASAP-Training Newsletter

The aim of the ASAP training project is to build effective drug prevention results across Europe, based on prevention systems analysis and widespread professional training. The ASAP training project will work to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the different EU countries prevention systems and the implementation of training interventions to spread the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards. ASAP training programme have lunched their first newsletter! Find out more about the activity of the ASAP

Seizures of Illegal Diazepam Tablets Double in a Year

Diazepam, first marketed as Valium, is a medicine of the benzodiazepine family. It is often used to treat anxiety, spasms, seizures and occasionally withdrawal. Diazepam typically slows down the functioning of the body and produce a calming effect. Because of the effect Diazepam has on the body, the medication can be highly addictive and in recent years there has been an increase in the seizures of illegal diazepam tablets. A recent review of the situation,

Substance Use Prevention Session Organized by Hashoo Foundation Karachi, Pakistan

A Substance Use Prevention session was organized by Hashoo Foundation Karachi, Pakistan on 3rd December, 2019 for students from Balochistan that are currently enrolled in different Hospitality Management courses. Mr. Ahmad Shah conducted the session and briefed participants about the Types, Causes, Effects and evidence-based substance use prevention for individuals, family, society, environment and the community.

As part of the COPOLAD meeting in Panama, multilateral agencies exchange experiences of cooperation and support for drug policies in the countries of

Representatives of PAHO-WHO, CICAD, European Observatory, UNDOC and CARICOM discuss strategies to strengthen the quality of treatments and prevention programmes in countries. How to complement and not overlap; and how to achieve effective implementation of evidence-based policies for the benefit of citizens.

Youth-Led Policy Forum 2019 Karachi, Pakistan

Youth-Led Policy Forum 2019 is an initiative with UNICEF Pakistan in collaboration with School of Leadership Foundation . The forum will serve as a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. For the first gathering of this kind, young people, youth-led organisations, non-governmental organisations, government and UN entities will come together to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people to

Why Seychelles Has the World's Worst Heroin Problem

Known for its coral reefs, mangroves and white sandy beaches, 360,000 tourists travel to the Indian Ocean archipelago each year for a holiday of a lifetime. But look beyond the private islands, the boutique resorts and high-end restaurants, and the small nation is battling a heroin epidemic of huge proportions. Between 5,000 and 6,000 people out of a total population of 94,000 - the equivalent of nearly 10% of the working population - are addicted

UNODC-WHO Training in Argentina on the Management of Substance Use & Substance Use Disorders during Pregnancy

A total of 35 participants took part in this training that was organized by WHO and UNODC together with PAHO, SEDRONAR, Hospital der Mar, and the generous support from the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) on 11-13 November 2019, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This training aimed at providing technical guidance for health care providers managing women from conception to birth and during the postnatal period, and their infants,

Training of Professionals on Preventing Substance Abuse in Schools and the Community

First Milestone Achieved: Successfully completed Training of Professionals on Preventing Substance Abuse in Schools and Community @ at PASK Hall 16 - 17 November, 2019 Karachi, Pakistan In the first phase of the project 32 young professionals were trained in schools and the community. These 32 trained young professionals will assist and execute more prevention programs in schools and the community to educate young students in substance use prevention. A project supported by UNDP Pakistan

Parent Marijuana Use Associated With Substance Use in Children

New research explores some of the long-term impacts of marijuana use in families. The study revealed that the children of parents who reported marijuana use during their teenage years were significantly more likely to report substance use than the children of those who did not. The results also indicated that children whose parents reported a history of marijuana use later on in adulthood had children slightly more likely to have lower grades and attentional difficulties,

Women and Children are the Emerging Face of Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

Q breaks into song, and the lyrics reflect something of himself: "My heart aches, my heart aches and my heart aches," he croons. The 10-year-old hopes to go professional one day, but his mother says that first, he has to break his addiction to heroin. Q began smoking his father's heroin in the summer, unnoticed by his parents, both addicts whose lives revolved around getting high and staying high. "I felt really happy. I felt

Managaluru Police Cracks Whips against Substance Use

With the police department’s repeated pleas to educational institutes to crack the whip against rampant substance abuse in their campuses and hostels falling on deaf years, the police have warned they will raid the institutions armed with search warrants. The diktat comes after the police learnt that campuses and hostels have become havens for drug peddling and consumption.

Substance Abuse in Northeast India: Nearly 20 % more than other States

The rot in Northeast India’s substance abuse problem runs deep. A recent study shows that the prevalence of any type of substance abuse - smoking, smokeless tobacco products, alcohol - in men in Northeastern states is much higher (20 percent more) than the rest of India. But education and participation in activities such as sports and music can go a long way in curbing substance abuse in the region, according to study authors Nandita Saikia

Bhopal: Even 5-Year-Olds Are Falling Prey to Substance Abuse

Drug addiction or substance abuse is on a high in the city, but what rings alarm bells is the fact that the age bracket for substance abuse has fallen to as low as five years. Recently, a joint team of Childline and police found seven children were found lying unconscious near a public toilet in New Market TT Nagar. They were all in age group of 5-14 years! Police found liquid adhesive, a solution which

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

Jersey e Guernsey se inscretem no Controle do Tabaco da OMS

Um tratado de saúde pública criado para reduzir doenças e mortes relacionadas ao tabaco foi estendido para Jersey e Guernsey pelo Reino Unido. A Convenção-Quadro da OMS sobre O Controlo do Tabaco (FCTC) é o distinto instrumento global de controlo do tabaco que estabelece as bases para reduzir a procura e a oferta de produtos do tabaco e proporcionar uma orientação clara para a política de controlo do tabaco a todos os níveis. Para se

Levante-se! "Prevenção da violência contra as mulheres que vivem com pessoas com transtorno de uso de substâncias

Levante-se! "Prevenção da violência contra as mulheres que vivem com pessoas com transtorno de uso de substâncias" Agradecimentos especiais ao Instituto de Psicologia Clínica UoK, Paquistão E.U. Alumni Network, Iniciador Hdf SNYC, DFPF, Wajid Ali Rizwan Jaffar , Dr. Uzma Ali , Dr. Shafaq Ali , Dr. Salman Baig , Muhammad Sohail Malik , Dr Madeeha, Ahmad Shah , Sra. Wajid Ali, DSP Khalid Ansari, Paras Ali , Naveed Iqbal e cada indivíduo que contribuiu

Prevention of Drug Abuse and HIV for Students in Sri Lanka

Prevention of drug abuse and HIV for G.C.E A/L students have conducted a prevention program on drug abuse and HIV for the G.C.E A/L students of the Kalmunai zone with the permission of the Education Ministry of Srilanka. The program was conducted by the Lions Club and the Rotary Club. Delegates from the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board and Alcohol and Drug Information Center participated as the resource personals. This is the 18th program of

Introdução do preço unitário mínimo para o álcool aprovado na votação da Assembleia galesa

O Governo galês introduzirá um preço unitário mínimo para o álcool de 50p a partir de 2 de Março de 2020, sendo hoje aprovados regulamentos pela Assembleia Nacional do País de Gales. A nova lei apoia o trabalho do Governo galês para combater o consumo nocivo de bebidas alcoólicas, abordando a disponibilidade e acessibilidade do álcool barato e forte, que faz parte de esforços mais amplos para melhorar e proteger a saúde da população do

Launch of 'Sobriety, Abstinence & Moderation' Research Cluster

With recent declines in drinking rates across parts of the world including Europe and Australia – particularly amongst younger people – and the rise of ‘positive sobriety’ movements, ‘dry months’ and online communities, further research into the lived experiences, representations and challenges of drinking moderately or not at all is timely and important. The Drinking Studies Network is launching a new cluster that will open a discussion about historic and contemporary drinking cultures. Research within

Primeiros resultados da regulamentação do marketing do álcool nas mídias sociais na Finlândia

As mídias sociais estão sendo usadas pela indústria do álcool como uma plataforma para promover seus produtos. Isso tem levantado preocupações sobre a exposição dos adolescentes à publicidade de álcool, já que as mídias sociais são amplamente usadas pelos jovens. Através da Lei do Álcool, a Finlândia tornou-se o primeiro país do mundo a monitorar e regular as mídias sociais em busca de conteúdo relacionado ao álcool. A Lei Finlandesa do Álcool restringe os anúncios

Novos regulamentos para impedir que o álcool seja anunciado em torno de crianças introduzidas na Irlanda

A Irlanda introduziu uma nova legislação para reduzir a exposição das crianças a anúncios e produtos de álcool. A publicidade ao álcool nos transportes públicos, nas estações de transportes públicos e a 200 metros de uma escola, creche ou parque infantil da autoridade local será proibida. Os cinemas serão proibidos de anunciar álcool, exceto em torno de filmes com uma classificação etária de 18 anos. Todas as roupas infantis que promovam o álcool também serão

Viet Nam - UNODC Discussing Cooperation in Drug Prevention and Treatment

Currently, relevant ministries and agencies in Vietnam are studying, supplementing and amending the Law on Drug Prevention and Control to meet the current situation and practical requirements, including the section on drug prevention and treatment. The support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the development of this component is essential and a very timely workshop for policy makers on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders was held

Six Days Training Workshop of UTC 5 & 8 for Addiction Professionals of Pakistan Organized by M A Jinnah Foundation, Nishan Rehab & ISSUP Pakistan

M A Jinnah Foundation(Regd), Sialkot in collaboration with Nishan Rehab Pakistan (an approved Education Provider by Colombo Plan DAP) organized six days training workshop on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Addiction Professional UTC 5 (Intake, Assessment, Screening, Documentation & Treatment Planning) and UTC Ethics for Addiction Professionals from 1st - 6th November, 2019 at New Life Rehab, Center for Drug Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation opposite KFC near the general bus stand, Sialkot which is sponsored by