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Ecolink Institute starts advanced course on MI & CBT

Ecolink Institute of Well-being, an approved training provider of the Colombo Plan started the advanced course on Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addiction professionals on 12 September 2022. Over 30 participants from 10 countries are attending the course, which is instructed by Ms. Aditi Ghanekar, Dr.Yatan Pall Singh, Mr. Francis Moothedan, and Susmita Bannerjee, all certified global trainers. Dr.Yatan Pal Singh from All India Medical Sciences, New Delhi gave his opening

Training of trainers (TOT) on mental health for prison staffs

Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Bangladesh Prison Directorate jointly organized a four-day long ToT on mental health for prison officials from 22-25 August 2022, in the meeting room of Dhaka Central Jail. A total of 21 participants participated in the training. The ToT was organized with the technical assistance from the 'Rule of Law' programme, GIZ Bangladesh and funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Government's Foreign

PTSD Consultation Program: Lecture Series

On the third Wednesday of each month, the PTSD Consultation Program hosts a webinar on a topic relevant to treating PTSD. Topics are selected based on questions providers are bringing to the PTSD Consultation Program and invite an expert in that area to present the lecture. The target audience includes mental health professionals or other health professionals interested in topics related to treating Veterans with PTSD. Those who pre-register and participate in the live lectures

Prevenção do uso de substâncias durante a gestação - Palestra da Dra. Renata Azevedo

O consumo de drogas no Brasil é um verdadeiro problema de saúde pública. Quando usado de forma problemática, pode provocar ou aumentar crises familiares e violência. O uso ou a dependência de substâncias psicoativas por gestantes é bastante preocupante, uma vez que a gestação é um período de transformações significativas no corpo da mulher e no seu estado psicoemocional. Além dos problemas que provoca à gestante usuária, o bebê também sofre prejuízos, uma vez que

Training on the Management of Substance Use Disorders

On August 20, 2022, in the Kinnaird Center for Learning and Cultural Development (KCLCD) Lahore, a one-day skills workshop for students of Professional Certification in Clinical Psychology (PCCP) batch II was organized. Dr. Nazish Idrees, an addiction counsellor from The University of Lahore (UoL) and the representative of Grace International Rehabilitation Center, took the opportunity to appear as a keynote speaker. The resource person was competent in the field. Communicating with an audience of 50+

Inauguration of the YOUFEST on Pakistan Independence Day 2022

On August 14, 2022, Sunday was the day of great hustle and bustle at Grace International Rehabilitation Center. The celebrations of the day had a special purpose to disclose the Global Vision 2030 called YOUFEST. The next 8 years of the plan were developed and presented by Dr Nazish Idrees, the Director of Operations of the Grace International Rehabilitation Center. She introduced the series of events into four areas of major festivals to be held

“Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop regarding Substance Abuse Prevention”

Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop regarding Drug Abuse Prevention has been organized by EQUIP Research & Developments in collaboration with the Ministry of Narcotics Control, Govt. of Pakistan on 8th May 2022 at EQUIP head office, Multan, Pakistan. This TOT workshop was very informative for all the participants and it was designed according to the need of the participants. We have the attendees including, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, human rights activists, media representatives, college/university students

Connecting the workforce with ISSUP Networks

ISSUP members benefit from joining a global community that provides guidance, training, resources, and opportunities to collaborate. As such, interactions between members can develop in various forms. One of ISSUP’s main aims is to facilitate collaboration and communication between members in the digital space. Digital technologies have a central role to play here by transforming how substance use professionals connect, communicate, and collaborate. To enable collaboration in the digital space, ISSUP’s website acts as a

Tanga and Muheza ‘Listen First’ Activity Report

Casa Rosetta - Listen First Project Implementation period 25th -28th July 2022 Activity Introducing the ‘Listen First’ concept to the Project team and organizing the distribution of printed posters with eleven different messages (all translated into Kiswahili) and then distributing the printed posters in both Tanga (25-26 July) and Muheza (27-28 July) in a total of third secondary schools, those that had already participated in the IEC campaign. Teachers shared their observations concerning themes illustrated

Autocontrole numa sociedade estressada – Palestra do Dr. Augusto Cury

Dr. Augusto Cury, em sua palestra no 7º Congresso Freemind, fala sobre como manter o autocontrole numa sociedade estressada e intoxicada digitalmente Na história do Freemind, duas pessoas foram, são e serão sempre muito importantes: Padre Haroldo e Dr. Augusto Cury. A percepção tradicional é de que ciência e religião são duas coisas completamente diferentes; de que a ciência tenta entender como funciona o mundo e a religião fala sobre o espírito do homem e

UNODC discussed the protection of adolescents and young people from psychoactive and narcotic drugs at a round table “Youth for a healthy lifestyle”

On 10 August, 2022, UNODC jointly with the representatives of ministries and state departments of the Republic of Uzbekistan, members of the Youth Parliament at the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament), as well as representatives of UNICEF and international experts participated in a round table on the theme "Youth for a healthy lifestyle". The event was organized on the initiative of the Youth Parliament, with the support of the Committee

UTC Report in Benue state, Nigeria dated 1st August 2022.

The training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 1 & 2 organized by Foundation for Changing Lives Against Substance Abuse (FOCLASA) took place between 1st to 6th August, 2022 at the conference hall of Smile View Hotel, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Twenty-five (25) people registered and started the training on the first day but due to the strict rules applied for successful participation and completion of the course 1 & 2, the training ended up with twenty-one

Cigarro eletrônico: lobo em pele de cordeiro.

Mitos e verdades sobre o Cigarro Eletrônico e os dispositivos Eletrônicos para Fumar A Organização Mundial da Saúde – OMS – considera o tabagismo um importante problema de saúde pública e uma das principais causas de morte passíveis de prevenção. Muitos tabagistas, quando perguntados sobre seu vício, declaram que se pudessem voltar no tempo, não teriam iniciado a fumar e que gostariam de parar, mas que têm muita dificuldade em parar e/ou permanecerem abstinentes. Um

Training of Trainer (TOT) on Drug Treatment and Management for prison officers

As part of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) capacity building initiatives with prison staff for the better management of drug dependent prisoners, a four-day long Training of Trainers (ToT) on Drug Treatment and Management Training for prison staff was held on 25 July 2022. The training was organized by the Bangladesh Prisons Department and DAM with the technical assistance of the German development aid agency GIZ and funded by the British Government under the JPRPHRPC project

Call for Speakers: CND Thematic Intersessional September 2022

At its 62nd session in March 2019 the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) adopted by consensus the Ministerial Declaration entitled “Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem”. (https://www.unodc.org/documents/commissions/CND/2019/Ministerial_Declaration.pdf) Following the format used for the thematic discussions held within the CND since 2016, Member States developed a multi-year workplan and will hold, every autumn, inter-active meetings aiming

A mídia e o papel dos pais na prevenção

Valorizando o sucesso em campanhas de mídia para a prevenção do uso de substâncias por adolescentes e o papel especial dos pais no processo Uma análise do UNODC conceitua que a eficácia da prevenção da toxicodependência contribui para o desenvolvimento social e para o exercício para a cidadania. Em suma, a prática da prevenção envolve garantir “que crianças e jovens sejam menos vulneráveis e mais resistentes.” O UNODC também abordou aspectos relacionados a campanhas de

Understanding Stigma and Cognitive Behavioural Interpersonal Skills- PAHO's online self-learning and tutor-guided course

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), jointly with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, will hold a new online self-learning and tutor-guided course "Understanding Stigma and Cognitive Behavioral Interpersonal Skills" from August 15 to November 30, 2022. The purpose of this course is to reduce mental health-related stigma and improve clinical and practice management skills among primary care providers when working with individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

Опитування зацікавлених сторін ВООЗ щодо покращення доступу до морфіну для медичного застосування

ВООЗ запустила опитування щодо оцінки бар'єрів, факторів та пірорних дій для покращення доступу до морфіну для медичного використання. Усі організації громадянського суспільства можуть зробити свій внесок, заповнивши опитування до 31 серпня 2022 року. Опитування доступне всіма 6 мовами ООН для участі відповідних зацікавлених сторін: Метою опитування є : Збирати інформацію про поточні ситуації щодо доступу до морфіну та інших сильних опіоїдів у країнах для пацієнтів, які цього потребують; Визначити основні системні бар'єри та засоби доступу

Contributi italiani in occasione del 26 Giugno 2022, giornata mondiale della lotta alla droga

In questa sessione, ISSUP-Italy presenta alcuni eventi e contributi italiani in occasione del 26 Giugno 2022, giornata mondiale della lotta alla droga il cui tema è stato #Care In Crises, Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises. Si allegano i seguenti contributi: Associazione Casa Rosetta: Emmaus - mensile di informazione di Casa Rosetta - luglio 2022; Evento: la tua persona al centro; F.I.C.T. – Federazione Italiana delle Comunità Terapeutiche: Comunicato stampa: Giornata mondiale contro

UNODC conducted Regional Training of Trainers on UTC 13 in Central Asia

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia held a Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on Course 13 – “Contingency Management: A Reinforcement Based Treatment” which took place in person in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 27-29 July 2022. This course is a part of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package). The twenty (20) members of the national team of trainers from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan attended the training

Further enhancing the implementation of quality standards in drug demand reduction across Europe

Project update QUALITY CHAMPIONS EVENTS - PALMA DE MALLORCA, 5TH-6TH MAY, 2022 This event, offered in a hybrid format, was attended by 68 participants –53 in person and 15 online—who presented and discussed initiatives on prevention, treatment and social re- integration, and harm reduction; and participated in working group discussions on transferability of the inspiring practices presented and the needs for successful implementation. Pre- sentations made are available at the Quality Champions Event Section of

The UNODC/PTRS demand reduction mentor at the UNODC Programme Office in Indonesia provided technical assistance to the National Narcotics Board (BNN) in conducting a national hybrid training for Government Officials on the UNODC Treatnet Family programme

On July 19th, 2022, the Director of Strengthening Government Institution, Deputy of Rehabilitation, BNN officially launched a national hybrid training on the UNODC Treatnet Family programme with 34 representatives from all BNN provinces and 6 BNN drug treatment centres across Indonesia. The training aims at strengthening the workforce of all BNN offices in each province and drug treatment centres through applying elements of family therapy for adolescents with substance use disorders and their families in

The UNODC Programme Office in Indonesia provided technical assistance to the National Narcotics Board (BNN) in conducting a national hybrid training for Government Officials on the UNODC Treatnet Family programme

On July 19th, 2022, the Director of Strengthening Government Institution, Deputy of Rehabilitation, BNN officially launched a national hybrid training on the UNODC Treatnet Family programme with 34 representatives from all BNN provinces and 6 BNN drug treatment centres across Indonesia. The training aims at strengthening the workforce of all BNN offices in each province and drug treatment centres through applying elements of family therapy for adolescents with substance use disorders and their families in

The UNODC Programme Office in Indonesia in collaboration with the National Narcotics Board (BNN) conducted a National Training for Government Officials and Practitioners on the UNODC Family United programme (Family-based prevention programme).

Family is a strategic institution to encourage fundamental changes in the process of child development. A family has risk or protective factors that influences the physical and psychosocial development of a child. This is proof of how important the family environment for individuals is, especially children. In this context, the Government of Indonesia sees interventions to strengthen family resilience as one urgent step in building resilient families, especially to protect children from the risk of

Depressão ou Tristeza?

Como saber se a tristeza é, na verdade, um caso de depressão? Tristeza e depressão são iguais? Perder um parente ou amigo querido, ser demitido de um emprego. Esses motivos podem deixar qualquer um triste. Para leigos, tristeza e depressão podem ser sinônimos, mas não são, e é importante saber as diferenças. Também é importante compreender a relação entre depressão e uso de drogas, para direcionar medidas interventivas mais eficazes, já que é preciso considerar

Seminar on “The International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking”

Seminar on “The International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking” Walk, Poster Competition, Presentation, Discussion, Q&A, Way Forward “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises” International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26th June 2022 at Hotel Star Inn, Opp. Wapda office, Multan, Pakistan. This one-day seminar was organized by the EQUIP Research & Development Consultants in collaboration with the Ministry of Narcotics Control, Government of Pakistan, having the

Comic Strips’ Addicted: la dipendenza da gioco d’azzardo e le dipendenze digitali raccontate da un fumetto

Il servizio di Medicina delle Dipendenze (AOUI Verona), in occasione del Forum Nazionale sulle Dipendenze Patologiche “Addictus” che si terrà il 2-3-4 dicembre 2022 a Riva del Garda (TN), indice il Concorso “Comic Strips’ Addicted: la dipendenza da gioco d’azzardo e le dipendenze digitali raccontate da un fumetto”, finalizzato alla realizzazione di una storia breve a fumetti in lingua italiana. Le tavole ricevute e selezionate dalla Giuria come le più meritevoli saranno esposte in una