Public health

Understanding Resilience

Citation
Wu, G., Feder, A., Cohen, H., Kim, J. J., Calderon, S., Charney, D. S., & Mathé, A. A. (2013). Understanding resilience. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 7, 10.

Although it is a term that is frequently used, understanding what it means to be resilient or develop resilience is not always straight forward.

In an article published in the Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, the researchers interpret resilience as: 

World No Tobacco Day

Global Campaign,

In response to the tobacco and related industries’ systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to attract a new generation of tobacco users, World No Tobacco Day 2020 will provide a counter-marketing campaign and empower young people to engage in the fight against Big Tobacco.

The Impact of Disaster on Recovery: The Perfect Storm

Webinar,
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While natural and human-made disasters continue to plague humankind, the impact of disasters on people in recovery is a largely unexplored territory. In consideration of the fact that disruption of the person's life can put them at risk for relapse, the astute therapist knows that these unexpected events can cause significant distress to the client and possibly have a negative impact on their recovery.

Suggestions about Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation of People with Drug Use Disorder in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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UNODC

In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC continues to focus on delivering vital assistance to those in need, including to people who use drugs and with drug use disorders, who are in prison and who have HIV/Hepatitis C. 

UNODC has released a statement entitled

Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support for People who Use Drugs and People in Prisons

Created by
UNODC

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.

Alcohol Sales Banned in Greenland

For many young people, home is not a place of safety. As countries introduce lockdown measures, it is important that the wellbeing of young people is protected. In a move to reduce potential violence against children during coronavirus confinement, the sale of alcohol has been banned in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. The alcohol ban came into force on Saturday and is scheduled to last until 15 April.

COVID-19 and People with Alcohol-related Problems: Recommendations for Services

Published by
SHAAP

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.