Communication

Publications

  • Venezuela: Anti-Drug National Plan 2019-2025

    Venezuela: Anti-Drug National Plan 2019-2025

    ONA. Oficina Nacional Antidrogas (Venezuela)

    El PNA 2019-2025 reformula la política antidroga, a partir de una amplia consulta con el poder popular y la participación activa de las instituciones que atienden los espacios georreferenciados cuadrantes de paz y vida, con principios de acción participativa y reflexión sistemática (Carucci, 2003). El PNA 2019-2025 orienta la gestión de la prevención del uso indebido, consumo, tratamiento de las adicciones y el tráfico ilícito de drogas. Es un documento de carácter oficial, que de forma transversal presenta políticas y estrategias que permitirán la planificación de acciones de todos quienes tienen obligación de colaborar con la prevención integral (LOD, 2010) para el abordaje del problema mundial de las drogas. La política 2019-2025 del Estado venezolano sobre este problema, se formula sobre la visión de un sistema integral e integrado, social-humanista, que articula lineamientos y mecanismos de acción nacional para la prevención del uso indebido de drogas; el tratamiento, rehabilitación y reinserción social de la persona con problemas de consumo; el combate al tráfico ilícito de drogas y el impulso de las relaciones internacionales a fin de coadyuvar con la seguridad, defensa y desarrollo integral de la nación, en búsqueda de la consolidación de la cultura de paz.

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  • Incorporating a Gender Perspective into Drug Policies: the Uruguayan Experience

    Incorporating a Gender Perspective into Drug Policies: the Uruguayan Experience

    WOLA / IDPC. International Drug Policy Consortium

    Uruguay’s drug policy is enshrined in the principles of human rights, public health, and gender. The policy includes the use of an Asset Forfeiture Fund to support gender-sensitive programs run by the government and NGOs focusing on drug prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and social inclusion. These various projects have successfully reduced recidivism rates, drug dependence, and unemployment rates among formerly incarcerated women.

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  • Prevention of Substance Use

    Prevention of Substance Use

    This volume provides a serious examination of substance use prevention research and practice as components of the continuum from health promotion through to prevention and health care in sub-groups and in the general population. Extensive background chapters provide portals into the evolution of the field and the cutting edge research being conducted on the etiology, epidemiology, and genetics of substance use and abuse. The global nature and health burden of substance use and abuse incorporates assessments of the serious problems related to the prevention of legal substance use (i.e., alcohol and tobacco) and how lessons learned in those areas may apply to the prevention of illicit substance use.  Research and practice chapters detail a range of effective evidence-based programs, policies and practices and emerging prevention interventions from the literature on the family and school contexts in addition to innovations involving mindfulness and social media. Continued advancements in substance use prevention research, practice, training, and policy are projected.

    Included among the topics addressed are:

    • Progression of substance use to abuse and substance use disorders
    • The tobacco prevention experience: a model for substance use prevention?
    • Policy interventions: intended and unintended influences on substance use
    • Qualitative methods in the study of psychoactive substance use
    • Use of media and social media in the prevention of substance use
    • Supporting prevention science and prevention research internationally
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  • Classification of Drugs: when science was left behind

    Classification of Drugs: when science was left behind

    Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP)

    The Global Commission on Drug Policy calls in this document for a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to designing drug control policies.

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  • Drug War Heresies. Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places

    Drug War Heresies. Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places

    Robert J. MacCoun, University of California, Berkeley , Peter Reuter, University of Maryland, College Park

    This book provides the first multidisciplinary and nonpartisan analysis of how the United States should decide on the legal status of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. It draws on data about the experiences of Western European nations with less punitive drug policies as well as new analyses of America's experience with legal cocaine and heroin a century ago, and of America's efforts to regulate gambling, prostitution, alcohol and cigarettes. It offers projections on the likely consequences of a number of different legalization regimes and shows that the choice about how to regulate drugs involves complicated tradeoffs among goals and conflict among social groups. The book presents a sophisticated discussion of how society should deal with the uncertainty about the consequences of legal change. Finally, it explains, in terms of individual attitudes toward risk, why it is so difficult to accomplish substantial reform of drug policy in America.

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Upcoming activities

  • Meeting Contribution of COPOLAD to the tasks of the EU- CELAC Mechanism

    Crosscutting issues

    Dialogue & Mechanism

    19/02/20 - 21/02/20

    Brussels, Belgium

  • COPOLAD II Closing Conference: Achievements & priorities for the future

    Dialogue & Mechanism

    01/04/20 - 02/04/20

    Zagreb, Croacia

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