WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS Technical guide for countries to set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users

This document provides technical guidance to countries on monitoring efforts to prevent and treat HIV infection among people who inject drugs and for setting ambitious but achievable national targets for scaling up towards universal access. This tool has been developed collaboratively by three United Nations agencies—the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS—and through a process of consultation with international experts in the field.

Read more: http://www.harm-reduction.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Technical%20Guide_eng.pdf 

World Drug Report, 2016

The World Drug Report, 2016 provides a global overview and analysis of the situation of drug use throughout the world and responses taken by countries in reducing illegal drug trafficking, combating drug trafficking and reducing drug use among the population. On the basis of the most reliable and affordable data report offers a comprehensive review and analysis of the drug situation in the world with the deftermination of the main trends and threats.

For more information: https://www.unodc.org/doc/wdr2016/WORLD_DRUG_REPORT_2016_web.pdf

European Drug Report, 2016

This report, prepared by the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), presents an analysis of the drug situation and review of the achievements in the field of intervention and drug policy in Europe. The in-depth look at the key challenges and long-term trends in the development of the drug situation in Europe presented in the report through the use of multi-level and in-depth analysis on the main key indicators.

Read morehttp://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/publications/2637/TDAT16001ENN.pdf

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2014

The INCB annual reports, accompanied by the annual reports on precursor chemicals and the technical publications on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, serve as a “stock-taking” of achievements made, challenges faced and additional e€orts required. The present annual report for 2014 concludes with a chapter containing recommendations for Governments and international and regional organizations aimed at improving the implementation of the conventions and ultimately aimed at ensuring availability of controlled substances for medical and scientic purposes, while preventing diversion to illicit channels, illicit manufacture, tra‚cking and abuse.

Read more: https://www.incb.org/incb/en/publications/annual-reports/annual-report-2014.html

The global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol

The global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, adopted at the 63 World Assembly on health in May 2010, recognizes the close relationship between alcohol abuse and socio-economic development. The document represents the commitment of all member countries of WHO's continuous action at all levels and based on a number of global and regional initiatives of WHO, including the action plan of the global strategy for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, which was approved by the World Assembly in 2008.

Read more: http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/activities/gsrhua/en/

International Standards on Drug Use Prevention

International standards summarize the currently available scientific evidence intervention and strategies that have demonstrated positive prevention outcomes. At the same time, global international standards define the basic components and characteristics of effective national policies in the field of drug prevention. International standards may be useful to decision makers around the world for the development of programs, policies and systems that really are effective investment in the future of children, youth, families and communities. This work builds on and recognizes the contribution of many other organizations (eg, EMCDDA, CCSA, CICAD, Mentor, NIDA, WHO), which have previously developed standards and guidelines on various aspects of drug abuse prevention.

Read morehttps://www.unodc.org/documents/prevention/prevention_standards.pdf

Opioid overdose: prevention and mortality reduction from opioid overdose

This draft of discussion paper was prepared by the Sector on Drug Prevention and Health of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Group on Substance Abuse in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the framework of the UNODC/WHO Joint Program on drug treatment and the drug treatment services. The document represents best practices in the prevention of drug overdose and provision appropriate medical care.


Report on the survey of the chemical and non-chemical addiction risks among children and youth in the Republic of Kazakhstan

This report presents the survey results of involving risks in the chemical and non-chemical addiction among youth (16-21 years) in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The survey was conducted within the framework of scientific and technical program of the National Scientific and Practical Center of Medical and Social Problems of Drug Addiction (Pavlodar) and with the assistance BRIF Research Group (Almaty). The survey sample was 4 000 respondents. In this survey was determined the prevalence of substance use and risk of involvement in non-chemical addiction among adolescents and young people, and also describes the socio-demographic characteristics of individuals at risk of involvement in the chemical and non-chemical addiction, revealed the relationship between the chemical and non-chemical dependencies, as well as the relationship between the risks involvement in addiction and level of psychological health and quality of life.

Read morehttp://www.rnpc.kz/images/riski.pdf

Report on the implementation of the UNODC TREATNET II Project in the Republic of Kazakhstan (2009-2014)

The Global Project TREATNET was initiated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2005. This report summarizes the experience of Kazakhstan's participation in the second phase of the project TREATNET from 2009 to 2014 (capacity building component and a component for the development of drug services).

Read more: The Report on implementation UNODC Global project “TREATNET II"