Mapping prevention systems in the European Neighbourhood Policy area

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Between March and May 2021, the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project supported the mapping of national prevention systems in European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area countries.

This briefing describes the rationale and methodology of the prevention system mapping, presenting selected findings and highlighting key challenges encountered.

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Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances

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Neptune Clinical Guidance

This document provides guidance on the clinical management of harms resulting from acute intoxication and from the harmful and dependent use of club drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS). 

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances: What Clinicians Should Know about NPS

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Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges that clinicians face when dealing with NPS and discusses how the profile of patients and their socio-demographic characteristics frame the serious public health concern that NPS pose.

From harm to hope: A 10-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives

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UK Government
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Executive summary

The 10-year UK Government plan to combat illegal drugs sets out how we are doing more than ever to cut off the supply of drugs by criminal gangs and give people with a drug addiction a route to a productive and drug-free life. Underpinned by record investment of over £3 billion in the next three years, we will reduce drug-related crime, death, harm and overall drug use.

Patient Journey Map Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Experiences

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Addiction Policy Forum
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About the Report

​Addiction Policy Forum’s (APF) Patient Experiences Journey Map was developed through the input of patients in treatment and recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). The map underscores the obstacles and positive points patients encounter across seven distinct phases, from treatment to finding long-term, stable recovery.​


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Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ)

Ponemos a su disposición el número más reciente de la Revista CIJ Informa, donde encontrarán una sección dedicada a noticias internacionales. En esta ocasión, hablamos de la participación de CIJ en la presentación del Informe 2021 de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes (JIFE).

Using motivational interviewing in substance use disorder treatment

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Effective substance use disorder (SUD) treatment requires providers to understand what an individual genuinely needs to do to change substance use behaviours. An essential element in motivational SUD interventions is helping people who misuse substances raise awareness of their values and hopes for a healthy life. Using strategic conversational approaches can increase clients’ internal motivations to take actions toward wellness.

Strategy for Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Communities

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UNC, NPSC, APSI, Frontier and Adapt

Key Issues

  • Substance use often begins in adolescence.
  • Any substance use in adolescence can have detrimental effects on the developing brain.
  • Effects of substance use/misuse accumulate over time increasing societal costs and public health problems.
  • Adverse childhood experiences (abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction) and social needs (e.g., food, housing) affect many youth and adolescents and oft

Assessing Perception and Knowledge regarding HIV and AIDS among High School, College and University students of South Punjab, Pakistan

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Kashif Kamran Khana (MBA, MPhil Business Administration, MPhil Public Healh) and Amber Shahzadib (BS. Hons, MS. Gender & Women Studies, MPhil Public Health)
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Assessing Perception and Knowledge regarding HIV & AIDS among youth mostly in colleges and universities has become of extreme importance and concern. Most of the students have inadequate knowledge of high risk group for HIV infection and AIDS.

Reducing the harm from alcohol by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion

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This comprehensive report details the full extent of the way that alcohol is being marketed across national borders – often by digital means – and often regardless of the social, economic or cultural environment in receiving countries.

Words Matter Language Guide

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The need to change our language in relation to people who use drugs has become an increasing topic of discussion, but there is still a long way to go. People who use drugs are highly diverse and their relationship with drug use takes many different forms. Current prohibitionist approaches to drug use and ‘war on drugs’ rhetoric do little to encourage language that acknowledges this diversity.

Peer to Peer User Guide-Drug and Alcohol Peer to Peer Prevention Program

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This guide is developed to facilitate the work of Peer Counsellors in training Peer Educators in substance abuse prevention. It is based on the experience from the peer to peer drug prevention programs conducted by UYDEL. This peer to peer guide provides a framework for all peers to help prevent drug abuse in areas/communities where they come from.

UGANDA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LINK (UYDEL) Commemoration of the international women’s day

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International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Training on Universal Prevention Core Course (UPC - Core Course) for Prevention Professionals

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Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
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In order to appropriately address the concerning global levels of substance Abuse Management and substance Prevention, it is vital that staffs are trained to deliver evidence-based Prevention intervention.

At the start of March 2022, the Education and Training Unit of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board conducted training on Universal Prevention Core Course for 23 staff members of the NDDCB.

Khan, M & Aslam, N. (2020). Prevalence of Caffeine Intake among Cigarette Smokers: Directing Caffeine Use Disorder among Pakistani Population, Pak J Med Res, 59 (1), 15-21.

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Maryam Khan & Naeem Aslam. (2020).
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Background: Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug, being widely enjoyed and open handedly taken all around the world. The use of tea, coffee, soft drinks, chocolates etc is quite common without any sort of consideration to its overuse and lethal impact on health. Persistently inclusive findings suggested a direct relationship between caffeine use and cigarette smoking.