Prioritising Action on Alcohol for Health and Development

Rekve, D., Banatvala, N., Karpati, A., Tarlton, D., Westerman, L., Sperkova, K., ... & Monteiro, M. (2019). Prioritising action on alcohol for health and development. bmj, 367.
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Globally, alcohol consumption is estimated to cause more than 10% of the burden of noncommunicable diseases, including cirrhosis of the liver, respiratory disease, pancreatitis, cancers (oral and pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colorectal), strokes and hypertension.

United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Vienna, Austria,

The Sixty-third United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs session will take place in Vienna, Austria, 2-6 March 2020.

The event involves the policy making body of the United Nations with the prime responsibility in drug related matters.

Webinar: EU Drug Market Report 2019



The aim of the webinar is to enable participants to understand the concept of the illicit drug market within the broader context of changing patterns of drug use, cultural and social factors and links to wider criminality; to describe to participants in detail the markets for the main drug types and the key points, and to talk about the opportunities for improvement of operational practices by using strategic analysis.<

The Americans with Disabilities Act: SUDs and Barriers to Treatment and Recovery


There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will provide information on the ADA and how it applies to individuals in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs).

The Progress Note: Where Law & Ethics Meet Efficiency


This presentation is geared at increasing addiction counsellor understanding of the legal, ethical, and liability-related factors that come into play with clinical documentation, regardless of pay source (insurance, public funding like Medicare, or private pay, etc.) or work context (agency, private practice, etc.).

Introduction of Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol approved in Welsh Assembly Vote

The Welsh Government will introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p from 2 March 2020, with regulations today being approved by the National Assembly for Wales. The new law supports the Welsh Government’s work to address harmful drinking by tackling the availability and affordability of cheap, strong alcohol, which is part of wider efforts to improve and protect the health of the population of Wales. Researchers have suggested that the proposed changes would

Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Training for the Philippine Criminal Justice System

The UNODC Mentor from Indonesia participated as a trainer at the workshop organized by Colombo Plan on The Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) for the Philippine Criminal Justice System. It was inaugurated with the generous support of the Bureau of International Narcotics Affairs (INL), US Embassy, Manila on 22 April 2019. A total of 53 participants from the Philippines Drug Enforcers Agency (PDEA), Philippines National Police (PNP) and Academy, participated in this important workshop. The training

Marco técnico de acción para orientar las acciones de reducción del consumo de drogas en el Sistema Penitenciario y Carcelario

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Ministerio Justicia y del Derecho, Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC
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El documento de marco técnico de acción para orientar las acciones de reducción del consumo de drogas en el Sistema Penitenciario y Carcelario fue elaborado con la asesoría de la Corporación Viviendo, en el marco del Proyecto “Apoyo Institucional al Sistema Penal Colombiano”, DCIALA/2010/022-249, suscrito entre el Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho y la Unión Europea, con la participación del Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario INP

Utilization of Addiction Treatment among U.S. Adults with History of Incarceration and Substance Use Disorders

Tsai and Gu Addict Sci Clin Pract (2019) 14:9
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The high prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) among incarcerated adults in the U.S. is well-known, but there has been less examination of SUD treatment and rates of incarceration among the population of adults with SUDs as the denominator.