Management of substance abuse

Prevention


Involvement of nurses and midwives in screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances, 2010

This report provides details of a review of the literature on the involvement of nurses and midwives in screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances.


Outcome Evaluation Summary Report: WHO/UNODC Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse, 2007

This is the summary report of the outcome evaluation of the WHO/UNODC Global initiative on primary prevention of substance abuse.


Substance Use in Southern Africa: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Opportunities for Intervention, 2003

Summary of baseline assessments in the Republic of South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia of the WHO/UNDCP Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse.


Substance Use in South-East Asia: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Opportunities for Intervention, 2003

Summary of baseline assessments in Thailand, the Philippines and Viet Nam of the WHO/UNDCP Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse.


Substance Use in Central and Eastern Europe: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Opportunities for Intervention, 2003

Summary of baseline assessments in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation of the WHO/UNDCP Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse.


Prevention of Psychoactive Substance Use: A Selected Review of What Works in the Area of Prevention, 2002

This review sets out to determine what evidence exists for the efficacy of preventive interventions in five circumscribed areas: regulation of physical and economic availability of alcohol, regulation of physical and economic availability of illicit substances, the use of the mass media, community-based initiatives and the use of school-based education.

Additionally, a database (in Microsoft Access format) comprising the primary and review articles abstracted in accordance with a data extraction form is available.

Alternatively, to request for database [Contact us: msb@who.int]


UNDCP/WHO Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse: Overall Evaluation: Baseline Assessment Guidelines and Instruments, 2002

The implementation of the UNDCP/WHO Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse is firmly based on the need for sound evidence as guide to adopting appropriate, specific and targeted interventions. In order to support Research Institutions in the three regions of implementation, WHO developed generic guidelines and instruments which were adapted to collect baseline data in 17 sites across the three regions. These same guidelines will be adapted for post evaluation of the project.


Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse: A Workbook for Project Operators, 2000

This workbook is primarily for project operators involved in the UNODC/WHO Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Absue. However, others involved in prevention work can also benefit from this resource. While many ideas, models and examples of prevention exist, this workbook only addresses the basic issues in primary prevention: project development and community mobilization. The intent is not to train experts, but simply to provide a reasonable foundation for effective work, to stimulate innovative and creative thinking and to equip people to train others.


Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse: A Facilitator Guide, 2000

This Facilitator Guide has been developed in order to facilitate planning and implementation of the Workbook for Project Operators training course of the UNODC/WHO Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Absue. Ideally, it should be used hand-in-hand with the Workbook as a supplementary resource.


UNDCP/WHO Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse: Report on the Regional Training of Trainers Workshop on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2000

This workshop served as a medium for participants to review the materials from the project and to provide input, share country experiences and acquire additional knowledge and skills on primary prevention of psychoactive substance use and project development and management. This report summarizes the proceedings of this workshop.


Prevention of Substance Abuse Among Young People in Central and Eastern Europe: Report of the Technical Review Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 1999

In 1997, a special project 'Prevention of Substance Abuse Among Young People in Central and Eastern Europe' was coordinated by WHO. The project represents a major initiative to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to primary prevention of substance abuse in young people in seven countries - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. The project promotes the establishment of National Task Forces and preparation of National Strategies addressing primary prevention of substance abuse in each of the seven countries to guide national priorities and selection of priority projects. This report provides a summary of the proceedings and outcomes of the Technical Review Meeting in Warsaw, Poland in July 1998 involving representatives of all seven countries.


Prevention of Substance Abuse Among Young People in Central and Eastern Europe: Project update and report of WHO missions in 1997, 1998

In 1997 the special project 'Prevention of Substance Abuse among Young People in Central and Eastern Europe' undertook missions to all seven countries with a very positive response to participation in the project and establishment of National Task Forces. This report provides a summary of the project and detailed mission reports describing key issues relating to the National Task Force, the substance use situation among young people and technical assistance needs identified in the seven countries.


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