The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a range of materials related to substance abuse, including alcohol and drug use disorders. These publications provide information and guidance on various aspects of substance abuse, including prevention, treatment, and policy development. Some examples of WHO substance abuse publications include:
Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health: This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global burden of alcohol consumption and its impact on public health, including trends in alcohol consumption, patterns of harm, and policy responses.
Management of Substance Abuse: This publication provides guidance on the management of substance abuse, including strategies for prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. It covers a range of substances, including alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.
Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care: This publication provides guidance on the identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in primary care settings, including strategies for screening, brief interventions, and referral to specialist services.
International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders: This publication provides a framework for the development of effective treatment services for drug use disorders, including guidelines for the use of medication-assisted treatment, psychosocial support, and other evidence-based interventions.
Overall, WHO substance abuse publications aim to provide evidence-based information and guidance on various aspects of substance abuse, highlighting the need for comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches to address the complex and multifaceted issues associated with addiction.