This document, ‘The International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders' is the work of UNODC and WHO to support Member States in their efforts to develop
and expand effective, evidence-based and ethical treatment for drug use disorders.
Adolescence involves dramatic biologic, psychological, and behavioural changes.
Adolescents respond, learn and explore their environment, forming new relationships and further developing their identity.
It is often a time where individuals are more likely to participate in risky behaviour, frequently influenced by substance use. Substance use among adolescents ranges from experimentation to severe substance use disorders.
This presentation will discuss strategies for effectively assessing, conceptualizing, and treating co-morbid eating disorders and substance use disorders. The presentation will begin with a brief review of quantitative and qualitative assessment strategies, followed by a short discussion around case conceptualization.
To support a cohesive recovery community and addiction field services, there needs to be alignment. The treatment model for addiction has evolved with time. There are multiple pathways to recovery for substance use disorder. As treatment for addiction has changed and grown, there is a need for peer to peer participatory process. The outlook on addiction is still strongly negative in areas of the world.
Successful recovery is a journey through a process of change. This webinar will explore the process and identify how peer specialists and providers can intervene in helping individuals with substance use disorders negotiate that recovery journey. The first step involves understanding important tasks and critical activities involved in recovery.
All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared.
People who use drugs can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to underlying health issues, stigma, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to housing and health care.
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic with national advice and guidance updated regularly.
The fact that alcohol may no longer be consumed in public places, increases risks related to home drinking, where alcohol is cheaper, compounded by the stress that the current situation is causing.
This guidance has been drawn up by the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), at the request of the Scottish Government.