Publications

Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment Available for People Who Use Drugs

Published by
UNODC

Substance/drug use disorders are multifactorial and biopsychosocial health disorders, associated with additional health problems, socio-economic inequalities, violence, criminal behaviour and social exclusion. In addition to the public health and developmental dimension of substance/drug use disorders, people with substance/drug use disorders are often in contact with the criminal justice system.

Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and Associated Mental Health Disorders in Prison Settings and Forensic Hospitals

Published by
UNODC
Publication Date

This discussion paper was prepared by UNODC following various requests from the Member States for technical assistance on the treatment of drug use disorders and associated mental health disorders in prison settings.

Training on UTC 01 - Sri Lanka (Second Batch of Sri Lanka)

Published by
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
Publication Date

Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka has conducted training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC 01) for 24 staff members in National Dangerous Drugs Control Board on 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2022.

Mental ill health and substance misuse: Dual Diagnosis

Published by
Northern Ireland Assembly

This paper has been compiled in response to an MLA request on the complex issue of ‘dual diagnosis’ in the context of service provision. Specifically, the paper provides the following:

  •  An overview of dual diagnosis.
  • Estimated prevalence rates.

  • The impact of dual diagnosis on people’s lives.

  • Types of services available and challenges in terms of accessibility.

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE): Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work)

Published by
Oxford University Press

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy program designed for patients who have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a co-occurring alcohol or drug use disorder. COPE represents an integration of two evidence-based treatments: Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD and Relapse Prevention for substance use disorders.

Atualização das diretrizes de consumo de álcool de baixo risco do Canadá: Relatório final para consulta pública

Published by
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Publication Date

As Diretrizes de Consumo de Álcool de Baixo Risco do Canadá foram publicadas originalmente pela CCSA em novembro de 2011 e foram o resultado do trabalho de especialistas em pesquisa de álcool no Canadá.

Pesquisa web europeia sobre drogas 2021: Descobertas emergentes no Líbano

Published by
EMCDDA

A Pesquisa Web Europeia sobre Drogas1 coletou dados durante março e maio de 2021 de pessoas que usam drogas, têm 18 anos ou mais e vivem em 21 países da UE e 9 países fora da UE, incluindo o Líbano. Nesse período, as populações de muitos países europeus e vizinhos estavam experimentando bloqueios ou restrições relacionadas ao COVID-19.

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents

Published by
NIDA

Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. Drug abuse has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities.

Culturas e Políticas de Drogas na Alemanha, Ásia Central e China

Published by
NOMOS
Publication Date

Esse volume surgiu da 25ª Semana Internacional da Universidade de Ciências Aplicadas de Frankfurt. As contribuições que contém são baseadas em artigos que examinam o trabalho social nas áreas de uso e tratamento de drogas, HIV/AIDS e outras doenças infecciosas e trabalho social nos presídios. Abrangem aspectos da história e desenvolvimento internacional do trabalho social, além da política e prática de drogas.

Tratamento de Drogas, Cultura e Política Social na Ásia Central e China

Publication Date

A Ásia Central (AC) e a China são regiões-chave em termos de esforços internacionais para combater o tráfico ilícito de drogas e os problemas relacionados a ele, como o vício. Abordagens modernas e eficazes para o tratamento de transtornos do uso de drogas, de acordo com as Normas Internacionais de Tratamento da ONU/OMS, existem em todos os países, mas carecem de institucionalização e requerem mais expansão e harmonização.

No place for cheap alcohol: the potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives

Published by
WHO
Publication Date

Overview 

The WHO European Region has some of the highest levels of alcohol consumption and corresponding rates of alcohol-related harm in the world. Pricing policies and taxation are among the most effective measures that policy-makers can use to address these harms, but they remain underutilized across the Region. 

Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD)

Published by
Centros de Integración Juvenil
Publication Date

Estimadas y estimados colegas de ISSUP,

Los invitamos a consultar la  Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD). En esta edición encontrarán artículos como “Una mirada a la genética y epigenética en adicción a sustancias”, “Viso-construcción y memoria visual en jóvenes con dependencia a las metanfetaminas”, entre otros.

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice towards Alcohol Use and its Related Factors among Regular Users

Published by
Kashif Kamran Khana (MBA, MPhil Business Administration, MPhil Public Healh) and Amber Shahzadib (BS. Hons, MS. Gender & Women Studies, MPhil Public Health)
Publication Date

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Alcohol Use and its Related Factors among Regular Users
Kashif Kamran Khan, Amber Shahzadi
EQUIP Research & Development Consultants

Multiple disadvantage and co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions.

Published by
Making Every Adult Matter
Publication Date

Substance use and mental health needs are two of the primary concerns for many people experiencing multiple disadvantage. We know that people who experience both issues at the same time (also known as “co-occurring conditions” or “dual diagnosis”) find it difficult or impossible to access the right support for their needs.

Mapeando sistemas de prevenção na área de Política Europeia de Vizinhança

Published by
EMCDDA

Entre março e maio de 2021, o projeto EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) apoiou o mapeamento de sistemas nacionais de prevenção nos países da área da Política Europeia de Vizinhança (ENP).

Este briefing descreve a lógica e a metodologia do mapeamento do sistema de prevenção, apresentando achados selecionados e destacando os principais desafios encontrados.

Baixe como PDF 

Training on UTC 01 - Sri Lanka

Published by
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
Publication Date

At the start of may 2022 the Preventive Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board has conducted  training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC - 01) for 32 staff members in NDDCB.

From harm to hope: A 10-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives

Published by
UK Government
Publication Date

Executive summary

The 10-year UK Government plan to combat illegal drugs sets out how we are doing more than ever to cut off the supply of drugs by criminal gangs and give people with a drug addiction a route to a productive and drug-free life. Underpinned by record investment of over £3 billion in the next three years, we will reduce drug-related crime, death, harm and overall drug use.