Language matters: Contemporary discursive constructions of alcohol use.


Wednesday 17th February 2020, 1-2pm

Claire Melia: 'Language matters: Contemporary discursive constructions of alcohol use.' This talk draws upon research surrounding the prominent discourses used to account for alcohol use across a range of contexts. Analysis considers the impact of these constructions in attributing blame and the associated stigma for alcohol use issues. 

Women and Alcohol


In the first of ASCERT's 2021 Seminar Series, Women and Alcohol will consider how the experience of alcohol is different for women, including alcohol-related harm, targeting by the alcohol industry, societal attitudes towards women’s drinking and barriers to support and recovery.

This is an online webinar event. 

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Tue, February 16, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM GMT

The Impact of Sport and Sport-based Interventions in Preventing Youth Violence, Crime and Drug Use

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Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed “Line Up Live Up”, an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people.

Estimating the Impact of Achieving Turkey's Non-communicable Disease Policy Targets

According to the World Health Organisation, around 20,000 deaths could have been avoided in Turkey in 2017 if the country had reached its current goals of reducing tobacco and salt consumption by 30%, and physical inactivity by 10%. The research, which was conducted by WHO experts and published in The Lancet, examined possible outcomes of the action plan targets for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) adopted in the country for 2017–2025. The analysis, which particularly focussed on

Social Work and Policing Conference


In this conference project partners in Austria, Belgium and Portugal will, first, present the curriculum for the SWaPOL training, and second, open the discussion about opportunities for similar cross-disciplinary vocational training between police and social work in Europe in the future.

Global Drug Survey 2020

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Global Drug Survey (GDS) runs the world’s largest survey.

GDS believes that the expertise and experience of people who use alcohol and other drugs can be used to inform the creation of better drug policy.

The GDS 2020 includes data from over 110,000 people from > 25 countries.

GDS2020 ran between Nov 7th– Dec 30th 2019

Introduction to the International Drug Control Conventions


The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Team are inviting you to a joint webinar introducing the International Drug Control Conventions and the treaty mandated functions of UNODC and CND.

The webinar will be held in English, interpretation in French and Spanish will be available.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 3 p.m. CET, Vienna (2 p.m. UTC)

Stigma Reading List

Stigma is a complex construct that is present within societies at different levels. The impact of stigma can severely damage individuals and communities. People who use substances are often on the receiving end of stigmatising attitudes and discrimination from different sources ranging from the general public to healthcare professionals and politicians.