Written by Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.
Friday, 20 December 2013 18:34
The mission of the Institute for Behavior and Health (IBH) is to identify and promote effective new strategies to reduce the demand for illegal drugs. Non-partisan and non-political, IBH serves as a catalyst for change by encouraging action by government agencies, non-profits, research institutions and grassroots community groups. Established in 1978, IBH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to reduce illegal drug use with the power of good ideas supported by effective policies and programs. The five IBH priorities include: Reduce Drugged Driving, Prevent Teen Drug Use, Improve Treatment, Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse, and Lead International Drug Policy. IBH works to create a balanced, more effective and more affordable drug policy, one that reduces illegal drug use, improves productivity, reduces crime and reduces incarceration. The IBH websites include:www.IBHinc.org, www.StopDruggedDriving.org,www.PreventTeenDrugUse.org, and www.PreventionNotPunishment.org.
Written by Preporod
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 20:40
Project called Support Center for Family Members with Addiction Problems on July 1st of 2013. This project represents the part of broader project (Social Welfare Child Care System Reform - Enhancing Social Inclusion IPA 2010) implemented by the UNDP Office in Montenegro in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education and UNICEF. This project is funded by the EU Delegation to Montenegro. Our project is intended for families with addiction problems, including addicted people themselves as well as any family member suffering from drug abuse consequences. Our focus through this project is on children whose parents are drug abusers.
Also, we applied and received funds for the implementation of the project Alternative, supported by East-West Management Institute, under its Criminal Justice Civil Society Program (CJCSP), funded by U.S. Department of State/INL.The objective of this project is to train property crime inspectors to enhance their communication skills based on Motivational Interviewing method when they are faced with addicts who have committed a crime. If the inspector, at the time of arrest, take advantage of the moment, and motivate the drug addicted person to recognize and accept the treatment, we believe that this will have a significant impact on reducing the number of problems related to addiction, including the problem of the Justice System who deals with the same offender several times for the same or a similar crime.
We also launched the service of based-on-experience and professional counseling, individual and group sessions for drug/alcohol addicted, as well as support services for family members, including co-dependent persons.
Written by Parents Contre La Drogue
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 20:36
In 2013, the association has received many parents and young people facing cannabis.
I lectured on the dangers of injecting rooms
We prevented the opening of an injection room in Paris by filing a complaint against the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health. We remain vigilant because the risk is great that in 2014 the government opened several.
I released my second book: ..........
I am now writing a book on injection rooms.
Serge Lebigot Président de l’association Parents Contre la Drogue
Written by CELIN BOLIVIA
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:10
CELIN BOLIVIA is working on the awarness and follow up of FCTC (Frame convention on Tobacco Control) in urban areas of Bolivia. CELIN BOLIVIA is also working on coca leaves as the prime source of cocaine (Only 1% of the Bolivian population chew coca leaves). Those are our main work now until november 2014.
During this last half-year, the Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe (FDFE) continued through its European associations Say No To Drugs to inform the youth and the public at large on the drug dangers. The basic materials used are:
- the booklet The Truth About Drugs, describing for the 12 most used drugs how they work, the mental and physical effects they create;
- the DVD with 16 Public Service Announcements “ They said, They lied ” with strong depictions of the destructive effects of drugs and a 100 minute documentary: “ Real people, Real stories ” told by former drug users who survived the life-shattering addiction.
The impact in preventing drug use is significant. Those who are informed can resist peer pressure and choose for themselves to never start drugs in the first place. Another result is that when especially young people learn the truth about drugs, they naturally want to bring that information to others, thus expanding the data person to person, community to community.
In Czech Republic, the 25 participants of the 11th edition of the Cyclo-run team started in Orlova with the approval of the City and in the presence of 350 children. The race lasted 10 days, passing through 45 cities, covering 1 300 kilometers, distributing 30 600 booklets and holding 130 lectures in 46 schools of 23 cities, representing 4538 children! Thus, many of them thus were discouraged from taking drugs and others were strengthened in their decision to never take them.
The media coverage by TV channels, radios and newspapers reached about 2 250 000 people.
The race ended in Prague where the team was received by many Senators and the Head of the Senate who stated: “ Anti-drug education is cheaper, more effective and definitely better than solving the consequences of drugs. I very much appreciate this activity and consider it important. The Senate will engage in it further ” .
The full team of Cyclo-runners
Children watching the DVD on the SNTD multimedia car