Delivery of the book “Abbreviated Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances” in UKRAINIAN Language

 

On the 29th of October 2021, the first 190 copies out of a total of 200 copies of the book Abbreviated Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances in Ukrainian Language (Скорочені вказівки щодо Клінічного лікування гострої та хронічної шкоди клубних наркотиків та нових Психоактивних речовин) were delivered by EU-ACT to the " State Institution "Centre for Mental Health and Monitoring of Drugs and Alcohol of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine" (Державна установа «Центр психічного здоров'я і моніторингу наркотиків та алкоголю Міністерства охорони здоров'я України»), at Dovnar Zapolskogo street, 16, Kiev 04050, Ukraine, (http://cmhmda.org.ua/).

The books were received by Aleksandr Bukrieiev, Head of International Cooperation and Project Support Unit at the Ukrainian Center for Mental Health and Monitoring of Drugs and Alcohol.

This book is based on the NEPTUNE Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances made by the Novel Psychoactive Treatment: UK Network (NEPTUNE) Project, hosted by the Central and Northwest London National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust.

It has been supported and funded by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), through the EU4Monitoring Drugs project, funded by the European Union, and by the EU-ACT, EU Action Against Drugs and Organised Crime, Project. EU-ACT is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by FIIAPP (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies).

The NEPTUNE Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances is based on a combination of clinical literature review, expert clinical consensus, and information available up to June 2020. It has been made by Professor (Mr) Owen Bowden-Jones and Doctor (Ms) Dima Abdulrahim, from the NEPTUNE Project. This abbreviated Guidance in Ukrainian language version is a 76 page’s book, elaborated by the same authors, and updated up to June 2020.

This has been a last phase, in Ukraine, of a joint activity of the EU-ACT project, the EU4Monitoring Drugs project of the EMCDDA (both projects funded by the UE) and the British NEPTUNE project. Within this activity, an online training was conducted in July, October, and November 2020 for designated experts on drug addiction treatments of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, and Pakistan. That training was intended as a train-the-trainers activity designed for improving and updating the knowledge on new psychoactive substances, their effects in the human body and their treatments, in the beneficiary countries.

This Ukrainian book was translated by EU-ACT from the original English to the Ukrainian language in September 2020 and later proofread by the Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (Ukraine) and staff of the State Institution ‘Centre for Mental Health and Monitoring of Drugs and Alcohol (CMHMDA) of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine’.

We thank the NEPTUNE team for compiling and updating this guidance, the EMCDDA for their collaboration and support in this joint initiative, and to the Ukrainian Health institutions involved in this activity for their interest and commitment with the EU projects in improving the response to the challenge that the new psychoactive substances represent nowadays for the health of the population.