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UNODC Guide: Drug Prevention, Treatment In Rural Settings

New UNODC Guide: Drug Use Prevention, Treatment In Rural Settings

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published a new ‘an awareness-raising tool’ aimed at policy-makers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders.

Its intent is to guide more effective practice when dealing with substance use issues in rural settings throughout the world.

The guide pays attention to the identification, assessment, planning and implementation of evidence-based substance use prevention initiatives and policies.

From the guide

The new guide on “Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorder in Rural Settings” was prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Drug Prevention and Health Branch (DHB), in the context of the global project Treatnet II: OFID-UNODC Programme to prevent HIV/AIDS through Treatnet Phase II, with the aim of providing an awareness-raising tool and guidance for policymakers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders in dealing with substance use issues in rural settings in their respective countries.

For further reading:

Download the guide in PDF here.

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