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World Health Organization. [WHO] (2012) WHO Global Health Observatory. Resources for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Geneva: World Health Organization.

URL: http://www.who.int/gho/substance_abuse/en/index.ht...

The global burden of disease attributable to alcohol and illicit drug use amounts to 5.4% of the total burden of disease. Effective interventions and strategies exist to prevent and treat substance use disorders. The Global Information System on Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders maps and monitors health system resources at the country level to respond to the health problems due to substance use. Data from 147 countries (88% of the world population), collected in 2008, show that the main location for treatment of substance use disorders is the specialist substance abuse system, followed by the mental health system, the general health system, and primary care.

The Observatory contains the following resources:
• Maps
• Atlas on substance use (ATLAS-SU) report
• Country profiles
• Indicator book
• Management of Substance Abuse web pages
• Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH)


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Other
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD prevention, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening, Psychosocial treatment method, AOD disorder
Source:WHO
Date:2012
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
VA Geographic area > International aspects
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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