Publications

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Published by
NIDA
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This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations on the course of child development and on common elements of successful early childhood programs.

Recreational use of nitrous oxide — a growing concern for Europe

Published by
EMCDDA
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Summary

The purpose of this report is to examine the current situation, risks and responses to the recreational use of nitrous oxide in Europe. To support this, the report also provides a state-of-the-art review of the chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of the gas. It is intended for policymakers and practitioners.

The report is structured as follows:

Методичні рекомендації та рекомендації щодо шкільної профілактики

Published by
UTRIP and Mentor Foundation

Протягом останніх 25 років значна увага приділяється необхідності вирішення питань здоров'я та поведінки молодих людей як основної та необхідної частини шкільної програми.

Цілі профілактики повинні включати ефективну політику та практику, спрямовану на:

People, Planet, or Profit: alcohol’s impact on a sustainable future

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies

Alcohol is a discretionary, non-essential product that causes over 200 health conditions.1 The harm that alcohol causes to health, society and the economy is already well-known. However, the damage caused to the environment, sustainable development, and human rights across the lifecycle of alcoholic products has received little attention so far.

Комплексні короткі втручання щодо факторів ризику неінфекційних захворювань на первинній ланці медичної допомоги: посібник

Published by
WHO
Абстрактний

Короткі втручання визнані ВООЗ ефективним заходом, що допомагає людям кинути тютюн, зменшити або припинити вживання алкоголю і збільшити фізичну активність. Вони також можуть допомогти досягти та підтримувати здорову харчову поведінку та керувати вагою для тих, хто живе з надмірною вагою та ожирінням.

Caracterización de personas Habitantes de la Calle en Colombia entre 2017 y 2021

Published by
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia
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Documento del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia donde se presenta por primera vez un análisis de orden nacional consolidado de los cuatro censos de habitantes de la calle, contrastados con otras fuentes de información nacional y estudios nacionales, teniendo en cuenta los aspectos señalados en la evidencia internacional para el abordaje de la habitanza en calle y disponiendo de recomendaciones que apliquen al contexto naciona

Lineamiento para el cuidado de la salud mental y las armonías espirituales de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas en Colombia

Published by
Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia

Documento del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia, de lineamiento para el cuidado de la salud mental y las armonías espirituales de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas en el marco del SISPI, en articulación con la política nacional de salud mental y la política integral para la prevención y atención del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas, Aprobado en la Sesión Ordinaria N° 34 de la Subcomisión de Salud de la Mesa Permanente de

Problematic opioid use in Ireland, 2015–2019

Published by
Health Research Board

In this report, the Health Research Board presents the results of a study that aimed to estimate the prevalence of problematic opioid use in Ireland from 2015 to 2019 using a four-source capture-recapture method. 

Key Findings:

In total, there were an estimated 19,875 problematic opioid users in Ireland in 2019

The majority of problematic opioid users were male (72.3%) 

Integrating Substance Use and Mental Health Systems

Published by
CCSA

Historically, substance use and mental health systems and services have operated independently. Yet many people who access substance use services also have mental health disorders. Improving client care means ensuring people can easily access and navigate services that meet their needs, whether in substance use, mental health or both. Disconnected systems and services, in contrast, can create barriers and close doors to those seeking help.

Czech National Policy on Addictions and Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2022

Published by
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction
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The Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU (CZ PRES) takes place from 1 July to 31 December 2022 in difficult times. EU Member States are currently facing several challenges, including the impact of the health, economic, energy and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Coping with Life After Prison

Published by
American Psychological Association
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Psychologists are playing pivotal roles in reentry programs, but more research and investment are needed to help incarcerated individuals build successful lives after leaving prison.

This article, published in the American Psychological Association’s “Monitor on Psychology”, examines the nature, benefits, and challenges of reentry into the community efforts that can reduce recidivism. 

Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment Available for People Who Use Drugs

Published by
UNODC

Substance/drug use disorders are multifactorial and biopsychosocial health disorders, associated with additional health problems, socio-economic inequalities, violence, criminal behaviour and social exclusion. In addition to the public health and developmental dimension of substance/drug use disorders, people with substance/drug use disorders are often in contact with the criminal justice system.

Treatment of Drug Use Disorders and Associated Mental Health Disorders in Prison Settings and Forensic Hospitals

Published by
UNODC
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This discussion paper was prepared by UNODC following various requests from the Member States for technical assistance on the treatment of drug use disorders and associated mental health disorders in prison settings.

Training on UTC 01 - Sri Lanka (Second Batch of Sri Lanka)

Published by
Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka
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Preventive Education and Training Unit of National Dangerous Drugs Control Board - Sri Lanka has conducted training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Course 01 (UTC 01) for 24 staff members in National Dangerous Drugs Control Board on 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2022.

Mental ill health and substance misuse: Dual Diagnosis

Published by
Northern Ireland Assembly

This paper has been compiled in response to an MLA request on the complex issue of ‘dual diagnosis’ in the context of service provision. Specifically, the paper provides the following:

  •  An overview of dual diagnosis.
  • Estimated prevalence rates.

  • The impact of dual diagnosis on people’s lives.

  • Types of services available and challenges in terms of accessibility.

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE): Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work)

Published by
Oxford University Press

Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy program designed for patients who have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a co-occurring alcohol or drug use disorder. COPE represents an integration of two evidence-based treatments: Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD and Relapse Prevention for substance use disorders.

Відвертість: обрамлення розмови про профілактику вживання молодіжних речовин

Published by
The National Council
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Посібник та інструментарій для отримання відвертих повідомлень були створені для підтримки постачальників, які обслуговують молодь, у їхніх зусиллях щодо запобігання вживанню молодіжних речовин.

Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines: Final Report for Public Consultation

Published by
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines were originally published by CCSA in November 2011 and were the result of the work of alcohol research experts in Canada.

Європейське веб-опитування щодо наркотиків 2021: нові результати в Лівані

Published by
EMCDDA

Європейське веб-опитування щодо наркотиків1 зібрало дані протягом березня та травня 2021 року від людей, які вживають наркотики, у віці 18 років і старше та проживають у 21 країні ЄС та 9 країнах, що не входять до ЄС, включаючи Ліван. У цей період населення багатьох європейських та сусідніх країн переживало локдаун або обмеження, пов'язані з COVID-19.

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents

Published by
NIDA

Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. Drug abuse has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities.

Drug Cultures and Policy in Germany, Central Asia and China

Published by
NOMOS
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This volume emerged from the 25th International Week at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. The contributions it contains are based on papers that examine social work in the areas of drug use and treatment, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and social work in prisons. They cover aspects of the history and international development of social work, plus drug policy and practice.

Drug Treatment, Culture and Social Policy in Central Asia and China

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Central Asia (CA) and China are key regions in terms of international efforts to tackle illicit drug trafficking and the problems related to it such as addiction. Modern and effective approaches to treating drug use disorders, according to the UN/WHO International Treatment Standards, exist in all countries but lack institutionalisation and require further expansion and harmonisation.