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Substance abuse

Effectiveness of Electronic Screening and Brief Interventions for Reducing Excessive Alcohol Consumption

2012-08-13 10:18:56

A seminar on screening and brief interventions (SBI) for harmful use of alcohol, organized by PAHO on August 13, will present a state of the art review to date in the area of e-Screening and brief interventions -SBI and discuss how PAHO and Member States could benefit from the knowledge available.

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PAHO, OAS join forces to reduce demand for drugs in the Americas

2012-05-09 15:19:33

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) have signed an agreement under which the two organizations will work together to reduce demand for illicit drugs in the countries of the Americas, through coordinated technical...

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Health Officials Eye Measures to Curb Harmful Use of Alcohol

2011-09-30 09:38:49

Top health officials from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean have endorsed a series of actions that the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) says could significantly reduce the public health impact of alcohol.

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Directing Council Endorses Public Health Approach to Psychoactive Substance Use

2011-09-29 13:44:36

Delegates to the 51st Directing Council endorsed a regional plan of action that defines the issue of psychoactive substance as a public health priority.

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