Public health

World Drug Report 2020

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Publication Date

Presented in six separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in 2016.

VNGOC Asia Pacific ad hoc working group - discussing the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Common Position

Created by
Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

In the webinar on 23rd February 2021 the VNGOC Asia-Pacific ad-hoc Working Group kick-started the discussions on a possible Asia-Pacific Civl Society Common Position. More than 70 people from the region participated. 

You can access the presentation here.

Developing the first UK parents' training programme for FASD

Online,

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the range of conditions that can be caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Current estimates put the prevalence of FASD in the UK at around 3%, making it the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in the country; yet knowledge, understanding and services are severely lacking.

Managing Drug & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference

Online,

The 25th Managing Drug and Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference will take place digitally on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 March 2021.

This conference will be recorded live and the sessions will be available for delegates to access freely for six months from the conference date.
 

Representation of Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked with Lower Public Stigma Towards People Who Use Drugs

Citation
Sumnall, H. R., Hamilton, I., Atkinson, A. M., Montgomery, C., & Gage, S. H. (2020). Representation of adverse childhood experiences is associated with lower public stigma towards people who use drugs: an exploratory experimental study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 1-13.

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.

Men’s Alcohol Consumption When Becoming a Father

Online,

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) warmly invite you to join us online on Thursday 25 February from 12:30-14:00 GMT for the second Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021.

Addiction Conference 2021

Online,

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.

Through a gender lens: women and tobacco in the WHO European Region

Published by
WHO

This report provides a brief summary of some of the challenges, old and new, that women and girls face in the context of the tobacco epidemic in the WHO European Region, outlining the gendered nature of tobacco use and exposure and how the tobacco industry continues to target them through gendered messaging. It also provides recommendations for approaches and policy interventions that take a gender lens to tobacco control.