Communication

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  • TIP 51: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

    TIP 51: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

    Published on 14/11/09

    This TIP endorses a biopsychosociocultural framework based on clinical practice and research centered on women. By placing emphasis on the importance of context, many topics examine the role of factors that influence women’s substance use from initiation of use to engagement of continuing care treatment services, i.e., relationships, gender socialization, and culture. The knowledge and models presented here are grounded in women’s experiences, built on women’s strengths, and based on best, promising, or research-based practices. The primary goal of this TIP is to assist substance abuse treatment providers in offering effective, up-to-date treatment to adult women with substance use disorders.

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  • Tip 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

    Tip 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

    Published on 20/11/13

    This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is a companion to TIP 51, Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women. These two volumes look at how gender-specific treatment strategies can improve outcomes for men and women, respectively. The physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of substance use and abuse on men can be quite different from the effects on women, and those differences have implications for treatment in behavioral health settings. Men are also affected by social and cultural forces in different ways than women, and physical differences between the genders influence substance use and recovery as well. This TIP, Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men, addresses these distinctions. It provides practical information based on available evidence and clinical experience that can help counselors more effectively treat men with substance use disorders.

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  • Hombres con Consumo Problemático de Drogas Tratamiento con Perspectiva de Género

    Hombres con Consumo Problemático de Drogas Tratamiento con Perspectiva de Género

    Published on 21/11/16

    El presente documento tiene el objetivo de aportar en el mejoramiento de la calidad de la intervención terapéutica de varones consumidores problemáticos de drogas y alcohol, incorporando la dimensión de género en las necesidades de tratamiento.

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  • Exploring new and emerging drug trends and developments in CELAC countries Joint report from the EMCDDA and COPOLAD workshop on trendspotter methodology

    Exploring new and emerging  drug trends and developments  in CELAC countries  Joint report from the EMCDDA and COPOLAD workshop  on trendspotter methodology

    COPOLAD Publication

    Published on 16/11/18

    This report details the results of a two-day workshop on the EMCDDA’s trendspotter methodology held in Lisbon in November 2017. The workshop involved representatives from national drug observatories based in countries from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), along with experts from European countries and regional and international organisations active in the drugs field. In two parts, today’s report gives the background, purpose and an introduction to the trendspotter methodology, followed by indicative results from a simulation exercised performed at the workshop to test the method. The results are presented by drug type and provide insight into the current trends and developments active in the region, along with the drivers behind these phenomena. The report concludes by considering the challenges and opportunities that the CELAC region is facing in terms of monitoring the drug situation. The report is available in Spanish and English.

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  • Fentanils and synthetic cannabinoids: driving greater complexity into the drug situation — an update from the EU Early Warning System

    Fentanils and synthetic cannabinoids: driving greater complexity into the drug situation — an update from the EU Early Warning System

    Published on 13/06/18

    In this update from the EU Early Warning System, the EMCDDA aims to provide insights into what is happening with new psychoactive substances in Europe, based on data from the agency’s early warning and risk-assessment activities. This report covers the period from January 2016 until December 2017.

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