UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care Training of Trainers

18-19 June 2012: The UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care (GLOK32) is envisaged to encourage national and provincial authorities to think of drug dependence treatment and care in terms of a planned system of integrated and mutually reinforcing activities, rather than a series of fragmented and competing initiatives.

The overall aim of the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care is to promote and support worldwide, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries, evidence-based and ethical treatment policies, strategies and interventions to reduce the health and social burden caused by drug use and dependence.

First training of trainers was conducted from 18-29 June 2012 with the collaboration of Institute of psychiatry, Rawalpindi general Hospital, Rawalpindi.  In total 18 participants took the training, which include psychiatrists, doctors, psychologist, nurses etc., The participant were from four province s and Azad Jummu and Kashmir.


The team of trainers from institute of psychiatry delivered the training on WHO/UNODC drug treatment and rehabilitation training modules.  The training comprises of four volumes:


Volume A:       Screening, assessment and treatment planning


Volume B;       Element of Psycho-social treatment


Volume C;       Addiction, medication and special population


Volume D:       Administrative tool kit


Presentations and lectures were coupled with practical work and roles plays.  Last day treatment mangers joined the training to work out the implementation strategy and way forward.  The TOT will be followed by training of practitioners (TOP) at the provincial level.    Dr Gilberto Gerra, Chief, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, UNODC Vienna joined the last session of the training via SKYPE.  Dr Gerra explained in detail the objective of the project and how it supports the treatment and rehabilitation services in Pakistan.