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The ASSIST project - Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test

World Health Organization WHO, (2010)


The ASSIST package is developed to help the primary health professionals to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings. Download the ASSIST screening test version 3.0 and feedback card The ASSIST screening test version 3.0 is available in English and in 10 other languages (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian).
https://www.who.int/substance_abuse/activities/ass...


Self-help Strategies for cutting down or stopping substance use

World Health Organization WHO, (2010)


This guide helps patients that think that their substance use is putting them at risk of experiencing problems, to weigh up their substance use behavior and give them some ideas about how to change it.
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/4...


International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UNAIDS, (2019)


The drugs issue cuts across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and multiple Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty, reducing inequalities, and, of course, improving health, with its targets on drug use, HIV, and other communicable diseases. Goal 16 on peace, justice, and strong institutions is particularly important, requiring attention to human rights across the Sustainable Development Goals. Since the late 1990s, United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolutions have acknowledged that ‘countering the world drug problem’ must be carried out ‘in full conformity’ with ‘all human rights and fundamental freedoms’.1 This has been reaffirmed in every major UN political declaration on drug control since, and in multiple resolutions adopted by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.2 The reality, however, has not always lived up to this important commitment.
https://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/HIV-...


Best Practice Portal

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, (2019)


The Best practice portal is designed to help you find practical and reliable information on what works (and what doesn’t) in the areas of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and social reintegration. It will help you identify tried and tested interventions quickly, allocate resources to what's effective, and improve interventions applying tools, standards and guidelines.
http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice


Standards and guidelines

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, (2019)


Guidelines and standards are popular instruments to promote quality and implement evidence-based recommendations. The translation of evidence-based recommendations into practice is the so called “implementation” process. In some cases it is sufficient to adopt the guidelines at service level; in other cases an adaptation to the local context is needed.
http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/guidelin...


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