Prevention

UNIATF: Call for Nominations for the Task Force Awards 2019

The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) is calling for nominations for the UNIATF Award for achievements in the area of multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for nominations is now OPEN until 31 March 2019. Nominations should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related SDGs

Claremont’s UPC Media Summer Institute Programme

Claremont Graduate University is offering one of the leading certificate programs for the advanced study of Media-Based Prevention Science . In intimate-scale cohorts with a favourable faculty-to-trainee ratio, participants build their knowledge and skills in the use of media in psychotropic substance use prevention. Advanced training in theory-based prevention using the media to enhance effects, and the intersection of prevention science theory and research, along with on-the-ground practice, are covered in depth. The programme culminates

A Guide to Using the Networks

To join a network, add messages, videos, and links or contribute to discussions you must be logged in . So what are they? Networks are online defined interest groups that allow health care professionals, researchers, practitioners and others working in the drug demand reduction field to share research, events, news, success stories, resources and information relevant to the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery field in a virtual setting. There are three types of networks

#DontPinkMyDrink Campaign

After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women's friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. The #dontpinkmydrink campaign seeks to call out aggressive marketing of alcohol to women whether it's pink, sweet or low-calorie products aimed at women, or merchandising which suggests that it’s wine o’clock. Support the campaign

Prevalence and Pattern of Psychoactive Substance Use among Female Students in North India

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Kaur, Rajbir, Tarundeep Singh, Debasish Basu, and Rajesh Kumar. "Prevalence and pattern of psychoactive substance use among female students aged 18-25 years in universities of North India." International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health 6, no. 2 (2019): 602-609.
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The frequent collection, analysis and publication of data on psychoactive substance use among young people is essential to follow trends which can be used to inform practice and public health policy.

Adiktologie Journal

Published by
SCAN, z.s.
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Adiktologie is an international journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific reports on psychoactive substance use, behavioural addictions and related issues.

Xchange Prevention Registry

Created by
EMCDDA

Xchange is an online registry of evidence-based prevention programmes. In its first phase, the registry will make available manualised interventions that European evaluation studies show have beneficial outcomes relating to substance use. For programmes of US origin, the registry also provides the evidence level of the evaluation studies conducted there (Blueprint ratings).

Adolescent Beliefs About Hookah and Hookah Tobacco Use and Implications for Preventing Use

Citation
Fitzpatrick M, Johnson AC, Tercyak KP, Hawkins KB, Villanti AC, Mays D. Adolescent Beliefs About Hookah and Hookah Tobacco Use and Implications for Preventing Use. Prev Chronic Dis 2019;16:180093. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd16.180093.
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Abstract

Introduction

Hookah tobacco use is popular among youths and there is evidence that perceived risks and normative beliefs are associated with hookah use. The aim of this study was to further examine associations between perceived risks of hookah use, normative beliefs, and lifetime hookah use among youths.

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