Adverse Childhood Experiences are traumatic circumstances or events that occur during childhood. Research that has examined ACEs has pointed to the link between these traumatic events in childhood and the increased risk of negative physical and mental health outcomes throughout the life course.
Representation of Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked with Lower Public Stigma Towards People Who Use Drugs
Public stigma towards people who use substances can impact people seeking support and treatment outcomes. It can also influence how public health policy is shaped and accepted.
Researchers have been interested in understanding how people appraise substance use and whether attitudes can be changed if they frame substance use in different ways.
Lives and livelihoods in Africa are lost every day to a medical disorder of which the true extent and severity is unknown.
Addiction needs to be seen for what it is. Not as a weakness. Not as a lack of character. Not as something that needs to be punished.
UNODC has recently launched its new five-year strategy, covering 2021-25. Recognizing that a key to successful implementation of this Strategy will be the expanded use of partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, the online meeting on February 25th will provide a briefing to Civil Society partners.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
The power of virtual communities for real-life change: digital technologies to reach SDG 3.5 and to promote well-being
The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) will take place from February 8 to 17 in 2021.
The priority theme is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.”
Adfam has produced an online toolkit for practitioners working with parents who care for someone who uses drugs or alcohol and is also abusive toward them.
What is the science behind it?
Physical activity has many health benefits: it strengthens the heart and can help improve bone health and fitness, lowers blood pressure, improves sleep quality and reduces the risk of diabetes.