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New Trends in Education and Training Programs in Addictions at the Higher Education and University Levels

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Miovsky, M., Volfova, A., Johnson, K., Peters, R., Koutsenok, I., Heaps, M., & Lososova, A. (2021). New trends in education and training programs in addictions at the higher education and university levels. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 201–209. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0005
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A broad range of professionals, training opportunities, and regional differences exist in the addiction study field worldwide. This educational variety poses a challenge in proposing a precise classification of study programs at the higher education and university levels to meet the criteria of quality control-based treatment for those in need.

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The Master’s in Drug Dependence at the University of Barcelona: Historical Perspective and Future Challenges

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Ferrer, X., Sierra, E., Solanas, A., Amatller, O., Aspa, J., Ovejero, M., & Calvo, F. (2021). The Master’s in Drug Dependence at the University of Barcelona: Historical perspective and future challenges. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 229–237. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0002
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Implementing and Evaluating the UPC to Promote Capacity Building among Drug Demand Reduction Practitioners in Nigeria: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

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Agwogie, M. O., & Bryant, N. (2021). Implementing and evaluating the UPC to promote capacity building among drug demand reduction practitioners in Nigeria: Lessons learned and future directions. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 219–228. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0003
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There has been a growing need to improve the knowledge and skills of addiction practitioners worldwide. The development of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) is one effort to address these needs. This paper is the first to report findings from the implementation of the Core: Introduction to the Universal Prevention Curriculum.

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The aims of this study were to:

Training Needs Assessment of Specialists Who Provide Care to People with Substance Use Disorders in Ukraine

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Yachnik, Y., Pinchuk, I., Myshakivska, O., Pinchuk, A., Boltonosov, S., Pievskaya, J., Gluzman, S., Korol, I., & Johnson, K. (2021). Training needs assessment of specialists who provide care to people with substance use disorders in Ukraine. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 239–249. http://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0006
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In Ukraine, substance use disorders (SUDs) and rates of HIV infection are growing, the number of specialists does not meet country’s addiction treatment demands, and the quality of the care is often insufficient and does not cover the current treatment needs. A necessary first step to improving care for people with SUD in Ukraine is training needs assessment of addiction specialists.

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Maintaining the Provision for Professional Development in the COVID Era: Three Practical Examples

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ISSUP
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ISSUP participated in the European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR) 2021 Conference which took place online from the 29th of September to the 1st of October by presenting an oral poster that focussed on three practical examples of provision offered in the COVID era by ISSUP.

 

Comprehensive Evaluation of the Online Lifelong Education Course Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders for Physicians in the Czech Republic: Study Protocol

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Zborník, T. S., & Miovský, M. (2021). Comprehensive evaluation of the online life-long education course Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders for Physicians in the Czech Republic: Study protocol. Adiktologie, 21 (3), 179–183. https://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-003-0004
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Professionalization and Strengthening of the Drug Demand Reduction Workforce.

Chaired by Livia Edegger, Deputy Director of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), the specialist in this panel spoke about the importance of creating and strengthening the workface in drug demand reduction, through the collaboration of various organization and actors. ISSUP’s mission In her presentation, “Professionalization and strengthening of the labor field in demand reduction”, Edegger explained that ISSUP is a non-governmental organization that currently has more than 20 thousand members in 167

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

Online,

December 6-7, 2021

The New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit is the exclusive statewide event in NH for behavioral healthcare providers and organizations, including mental health and substance use disorders. 

The Summit will: