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.
'Risk taking' - why do teens do the things they do? What can parents do to keep them as safe as possible?
Adolescence is a risky time. As a teen matures and becomes more independent, they experience dramatic hormonal changes, increasing social and peer pressure, and have greater access to alcohol and other drugs.
The UNODC Regional Programme Office for Eastern Europe (Kiev, Ukraine) and Charitable Fund "Humanitarian Action" (Russia) are launching a series of 8 animated videos on the provision of HIV prevention services for people who use stimulants. The videos are based on the UNODC 2019 Technical Guide on HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support for People Who Use Stimulants.
Problematic substance use can be a significant cause of stress for family members of the person using substances. This review, published in the journal Drug: Education, Prevention and Policy, examines current research in order to explore the question 'What is the impact of an adult family member's problematic substance use for family life?'
Following a systematic search, the researchers analysed the data of 15 qualitative studies.
The Society for the Study on Addiction (SSA) Pregnancy Edit is a series of articles on alcohol-related harm in pregnancy, published on the Society for the Study of Addiction website in September 2021.
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EMCDDA webinar: Health and social responses to cannabis problems in Europe — time for a paradigm shift?
Objective: To kick off the cannabis webinar series, opening the debate with an all-encompassing overview of the key issues and response options available.