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AUS-79 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems

Director / Head: 
  Assoc. Prof. Robert Ali
 




Institution:
  Clinical Policy and Research Division
  Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)
Address:
  161 Greenhill Road
  5063
  South Australia
Town:
  Parkside
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (61-8) 8363 8683
Fax:
  (61-8) 8303 8059
Date of Designation:
  10/Apr/2003
Last Redesignation:
  13/Oct/2011
Expiry:
  13/Oct/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Continue the development and dissemination of the evidence base for the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders, with a particular focus on the management of withdrawal, and contribute to the development of the relevant WHO technical tools 
  2. Coordinate the WHO ASSIST project Phase IV aimed at further development and dissemination of screening and brief intervention procedures based on the WHO ASSIST screening instrument for the detection of substance use in general health and welfare settings 
  3. Building capacity of developing countries in treatment of substance use disorders through the development, implementation, evaluation and critical appraisal of programs and interventions for the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders 
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Subjects:
  1. Substance abuse (including alcohol & drugs) 
  2. HIV/AIDS 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 6.4 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed, and technical support provided to Member States with a high or increasing burden of disease or death associated with alcohol, drugs and other psychoactive substance use, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to combat or prevent the public health problems concerned.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  POZNYAK Vladimir B.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14307
Email:
  poznyakv@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  WANG Xiangdong
Phone:
  +63 2 5289858
Email:
  wangx@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork