Publications

The origin, development and current status of the health profession of an addictologist in the Czech Republic in the broader context of the development of the addictology field

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Miovský M., Libra J., Volfová A., Gabrhelík R., Lososová A.
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In the 1990s, new addiction services began to emerge that had a shortage of appropriately qualified and trained practitioners. This impulse led to the establishment of the health profession of an ADDICTOLOGIST in the Czech Republic. In the course of time, this new profession was developed and gave rise to an original and unique concept of the study program.

Substance Use, Mental Health and Suicide among Inuit in Canada

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national organization representing Inuit across Canada, have summarized the latest statistics on substance use and mental health among Inuit in 

Drug prevention and healthy development of children: Caring for your child in a crisis situation

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UNODC
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Crisis situations, such as security incidents, earthquakes and floods, are on the increase and often leave families very vulnerable. Parents that have lived through crisis situations have reported how concerned they are about their children’s wellbeing. When facing the many physical consequences of crisis contexts, parents often struggle to know how best to respond to their children.

Cocaine Insights 2

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UNODC
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In the context of an ongoing expansion of the global cocaine market, this report summarizes the current state of knowledge on what cocaine consumer products are and how they are produced and consumed in different world regions. The report is based on available published evidence and on the knowledge gained through UNODC’s monitoring activities in South American countries.

Cocaine Insights 1

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UNODC
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The cocaine market presents a clear threat at the global level. Well-defined locations of production in South America and large consumer markets in the Americas and Europe lead to trafficking routes from a circumscribed origin to specific, even if far-flung, destinations.

Implementing quality standards for drug services and systems: a six-step guide to support quality assurance

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EMCDDA
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This publication provides a practical introduction to the area of quality standards and quality assurance mechanisms and the key steps involved in their implementation in drug services and systems.

Predictors of Burden and Resilience in Family Caregivers of Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder.

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Journal of Addictions Nursing
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Background

Family caregivers are an essential resource for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). Overburdened caregivers often experience detrimental effects to their emotional and physical well-being.

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Making the European Region Safer: developments in alcohol control policies, 2010–2019 (2021)

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WHO Europe
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This report presents the current status of alcohol consumption, alcohol-attributable harms and the implementation of alcohol control policies in the WHO European Region, using available data from 2010, 2016 and 2019.

Synthetic cannabinoids in Europe – a review

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EMCDDA
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This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding synthetic cannabinoids that are monitored by the the EU Early Warning System.

The aim of this report is to strengthen situational awareness of synthetic cannabinoids in Europe and to help stakeholders prepare for, and respond to, public health and social threats caused by such substances.

Cocaine Insights

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UNODC and EUROPOL, The illicit trade of cocaine from Latin America to Europe – from oligopolies to free-for-all?, Cocaine Insights 1, UNODC, Vienna, September 2021

The cocaine market presents a clear threat at the global level. Well-defined locations of production in South America and large consumer markets in the Americas and Europe lead to trafficking routes from a circumscribed origin to specific, even if far-flung, destinations.

Policies, delivery models, and lessons learned from integrating mental health and substance abuse services into primary health care in Ethiopia.

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FASEB BioAdvances. 2021;00:1–8. https:// doi.org/10.1096/fba.2020-00145

In Ethiopia, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent 18.3% of premature mortality, consume 23% of the household expenditures, and cost 1.8% of the gross domestic product. Risk factors such as alcohol, khat, and cannabis use are on the rise and are correlated with a substantial portion of NCDs. Associated NCDs include depression, anxiety, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction.

Корреляты мотивации к лечению среди потребителей алкогольных услуг в Уганде

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Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities
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Введение: Учитывая скудную литературу о расстройствах, связанных с употреблением алкоголя (AUD) и их лечением в развивающихся странах, целью настоящего документа является изучение уровней мотивации и их корреляций среди потребителей алкогольных услуг в двух центрах стационарного лечения в Кампале, Уганда.

Baseline executive functions and receiving cognitive rehabilitation can predict treatment response in people with opioid use disorder

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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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Background

Impaired cognitive functions, particularly executive function, predict poor treatment success in people with substance use disorders. The current study investigated the effect of receiving adjunct cognitive rehabilitation and baseline executive function (EF) measures on treatment response among people with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Factors influencing engagement and utilization of opium tincture-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder: A qualitative study in Tehran, Iran

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Drug and Alcohol Review
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Introduction

In response to a high burden of opioid use disorder (OUD), Iran established a network of opioid agonist treatment (OAT) centers beginning in 2002. To increase treatment diversity, particularly for patients who use opium as their drug of choice, opium tincture (OT)-assisted treatment was introduced to the network.

Opium tincture-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder: A systematic review

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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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Background: Some countries have used opioid agonist medications other than methadone and buprenorphine as a strategy to increase treatment diversity. In Iran and other countries where opium use is common and culturally tolerated, opium tincture (OT) has gained growing popularity and been approved to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

Report on the situation of Mental Health and Psychoactive Substance Use

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Comisión Nacional contra las Adicciones- Secretaría de salud
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The Report on the Situation of Mental Health and Psychoactive Substance Use compiles relevant data on substance use and mental health, with the purpose of providing interested persons and decision makers from the public, private and social sectors who join efforts to prevent and provide care in the area of mental health and addictions with reliable and objective information on the current landscape.