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SMMGP. Substance Misuse Management in General Practice

SMMGP aims to support primary care based treatment for problematic drug and alcohol use. The aims of SMMGP are:

  • To promote best practice in primary care treatment for people who use drugs and/or alcohol problematically.
  • To support the health, well-being and recovery of people in treatment for problematic drug and/or alcohol use in primary care.
  • To support commissioning of good quality primary care based substance misuse services.
  • To provide a forum for primary care drug and alcohol practitioners to share good practice.

Valeriy Ryabukha

Organisation Name: 
Chernihiv Region Charitable Organization "Aratta"
Job Title: 
Project Manager
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program delivery
Program development
Research / science
Evaluation
Fundraising
Training
Administration
Advocacy
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
School
Family
Community
Youth Group
Biography: 
Valeriy Ryabukha 9, Samostrov Street, Apartment -79, 14005, Chernihiv, Ukraine Tel: (38 046 2) 72 95 93 (home); Mobile Phone: 050 447 16 57 E-mail: vr7@ukr.net; personal web-sites: www.society.ho.ua; www.shield.ho.ua EXPERIENCE: March 2012 – current time Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP) and Human Rights Expert for Humanitarian Technologies Centre of AHALAR and Chernihiv Region Charitable Organization “Aratta” - Designing and implementing projects for protection human rights of adolescents in the sphere of SAP education; - Training SAP trainers; - Conducting SAP at schools of Chernihiv; - Developing SAP publications. February 2007 – February 2012 Legal and Policy Advisor for the UNDP in Ukraine - Provided juristic expertise; - Monitored Human Rights in HIV realm; - Developed publications on Human Rights and HIV issues. August 2009 – June 2010 Huber Humphrey Program Fellow - Studying Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University; - Learning specifics of Science Based Drug Prevention; - Developing projects for implementing in Ukraine. January2005 – October 2006 Deputy Chief of the Chernihiv Migration Department - Conducted the state and UN policy in the area of refugees and asylum seekers in Chernihiv Region; - Took care of the refugees in the Region. January 2002 – January2005 Senior Lecturer for Chernihiv Law College of the Penitentiary Department of Ukraine - Taught Criminal Justice Process, Prison Law of Ukraine; - Arranged conducting the Program “EAD” in schools of Chernihiv; - Created the Internet journal “Royal City Shield” (www.shield.ho.ua). July 2000 – December 2001 Chief of Headquarters of Chernihiv City Police Department, Chernihiv, Ukraine In addition to my main responsibilities, which included managing over 600 officers, I was active in the following community outreach activities: - Presented my American experience to teachers, pupils, officials and journalists; wrote several articles, made many speeches on both City TV and radio; - Created and conducted a school program “Education against drugs”. February 2001 – June 2001 Contemporary Issues Fellow (IREX, ECA), Medford, Massachusetts, USA - Researched logistics of DARE, Community Policing and Crime Prevention programs; - Studied first hand the Corrections System of Massachusetts; - Conducted and participated in DARE lessons. 1996 – 2000 Chief of Human Recourses Department of Chernihiv City Police Department - Responsible for hiring, promotion and other human resources issues; - Conducted numerous Crime Prevention presentation for pupils. 1994- 1995 Deputy Chief of Juvenile Delinquency Unit of Chernihiv City PD - Responsible for Crime Prevention among juveniles. 1992 – 1993 Juvenile Delinquency Inspector of Chernihiv City Police Department - Worked to reform juvenile delinquents through education and their parents. 1987 – 1992 Soviet Army officer (3 years in Czechoslovakia and 2 years in Chelyabinsk Region, Russia) - Awarded with 2 medals from Czechoslovakia Government (for strengthening of Soviet- Czechoslovakian friendship) and a medal from Soviet Government (excellence in service). Education: - Substance Abuse Prevention at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2009 -2010; - International Refugee Law Course at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo, Italy, 2005; - International Human Rights Law Course at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2002; - National Law University of Internal Affairs (with excellence), Kyiv, Ukraine, 1998; - Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) Higher Political Military College (with Gold Medal and excellence, diploma of teacher of history and social sciences), Russia, 1987. Languages: Fluent Ukrainian, Russian and English. Basic understanding of Polish and Czech Skills: Managing of people and projects, developing human rights and SAP publications, driving, lecturing, translating, photographing, writing articles for newspapers, dealing with personal computer (Word, Namo Web Editor, Front Page, etc.), etc. Main publications: 1. “CHOICE: Substance Abuse Prevention among Adolescents” (manual for trainers); 2. “Human Rights of Juvenile Offenders” (manual published in three languages); 3. “Education Against Drugs” (manual for trainers of the program, two editions); 4. “Return to Life” (book and CD on substitution therapy in Ukraine, created in cooperation with UNDP team); 5. “Challenge and Response: HIV and Human Rights in Ukraine” (in cooperation). Recent rewards: - Hubert Humphrey Fellowship (2009 – 2010); - Certificate of Winner for the web design competition “US-Ukraine: Building Virtual Bridge through Cultural Exchange” (November 29, 2006); - Certificate of Winner for the third place in the Contest “Three Definitions of America: Being on an Exchange Program” (November 29, 2006), www.shield.iatp.org.ua Referees: 1. Richard Lowney, President of Clearview International Software Company, 326 Chestnut Hill Road, PO Box 1370, Amherst, NH, the USA, (603)472 7115, Fax (603) 472 84211 rlowney@clearview.mv.com 2. Patrick Twomey, Co-Director of International Human Rights Network, Glenboy House, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, Tel/Fax + 353 49 854 2934, ptwomey@ihrnetwork.org

Registry Questionnaire

What is your highest academic degree?: 
Master Degree in Law and Social Sciences
In what area or discipline?: 
Criminal Law
Professional Organisations: 
n/a
SPR Meetings: 
2012 SPR Conference in Washington, DC; 2013 SPR Conference in San Francisco, CA.
EUSPR Meetings: 
Meeting the 2013 Conference in San Francisco
Prevention Meetings: 
NIDA International Forum in 2010, 2012, 2013 Virginia Tobacco Foundation in 2009

Collaboration History

I currently collaborate with researchers, practitioners or institutions from other countries.

I have collaborated with: Research Center

I initiated the collaboration

judy palesh

Organisation Name: 
windsor-essex county health unit
Job Title: 
public health nurse
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program delivery
Program development
Advocacy
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
Workplace
Community
Biography: 
public health nurse working on several drug and alcohol related community coalitions to help community to: -follow the national low-risk drinking guidelines -prevent drug use -support harm reduction practices where appropriate (e.g., methadone clinic, safety needle exchange -etc

Registry Questionnaire

What is your highest academic degree?: 
bachelors in science and nursing
In what area or discipline?: 
public health, substance abuse prevention
Professional Organisations: 
Registered nurses of ontario Canadian nurses association
SPR Meetings: 
none
EUSPR Meetings: 
none
Prevention Meetings: 
our newly created local drug strategy committee plans monthly prevention meetings.

Collaboration History

I have never had any kind of international collaboration with researchers, practitioners or institutions.

Drug Free Australia

Drug Free Australia is a peak body, representing organizations and individuals who value the health and wellbeing of our nation. It plays a key role as a community voice, staying in touch with every day Australians - families and young people - via newsletters, community forums and the media, to ensure a clear message of healthy, drug free lifestyles is assured for generations to come.

(RAHA) Ray of Hope Africa

RAHA's core program areas include; Economic Empowerment; Health and HIV&AIDS; Human Rights and Peace. Their vision is a continent in which all people realize their full potential for a purpose driven life. They work with the humble, the vulnerable (children, orphans, women, youths and elderly), the oppressed, families, households and communities to overcome poverty, ignorance, poor health, hunger, environmental dilapidation, conflict and human rights violation, HIV&AIDS towards a sustainable future.

National Institute for Health Development

The National Institute for Health Development is a government established research and development body collecting, connecting and providing reliable national information from a multitude of sources, related to the health of the Estonian population.
We engage in public health related research and health promotion as well as development and implementation of disease prevention programmes and activities.

Sue Rusche

Organisation Name: 
National Families in Action
Job Title: 
President and CEO
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program delivery
Program development
Policy making
Advocacy
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
All Settings

Ernesto Cortes

Organisation Name: 
ACEID
Job Title: 
Director
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program delivery
Program development
Research / science
Evaluation
Training
Advocacy
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
School
Community
Youth Group
Biography: 
ACEID is a Non-Government and Non-profit organization that promotes drug policies based on human rights and public health. We produce, exchange, and disseminate information and prevention programs that foster an attitude change and the development of new abilities for people at risk or affected by drug use in Costa Rica and Latin America.

Registry Questionnaire

What is your highest academic degree?: 
Master
In what area or discipline?: 
Mental Health
Prevention Meetings: 
International expert meeting on substance use prevention among children and young people in the education sector. Organized by UNESCO, WHO, UNODC. October 2015. Istanbul, Turkey. Training on prevention with youth at risk. Towards urban management safety and social cohesion policies. Organized by UNO-HABITAT and Catalunya Institute on Public Security. September 2011. Barcelona, Spain.

Collaboration History

I have had international collaboration in the past but not currently.

I have collaborated with: IDPC, Confedrogas, Energy Control

My current institution initiated the collaboration.

IVZ. Institut za Varovanje Zdravja Republike Slovenije (Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia)

Services delivered by the national Institute of Public Health, established by the government in 1992, and by nine regional Institutes of Public Health represent the mainstay of preventive health care in Slovenia. The Institute's major fields of activity include: social medicine, hygiene, environmental health, epidemiology of infectious diseases, public health laboratory services , health information systems, mental health and health promotion.

Prevention Centre for Addiction and Psychosocial Health Promotion (PRONOI)

PRONOI belongs to the National Network of 74 Prevention Centres established by OKANA (Organization Against Drugs) in cooperation with local authorities and local stakeholders. PRONOI develops and implements interventions primarily in the area of drug, alcohol and tobacco universal prevention; nevertheless, PRONOI’s activities cover other risky behaviours in view of strengthening psychosocial health promotion.

Debra LeRoy

Organisation Name: 
Kent Police Department
Job Title: 
Research and Development Analyst
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program development
Research / science
Funding
Administration
Other Activities: 
public safety programs
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
School
Family
Community
Youth Group
Other Settings: 
law enforcement, business community

Registry Questionnaire

What is your highest academic degree?: 
Masters
In what area or discipline?: 
Public Administration
Professional Organisations: 
Grant Professionals Association National Grant Management Association National Association of Professional Women
Prevention Meetings: 
Monthly drug free coalition meetings CADCA Leadership Forum CADCA Mid-year Institute

Collaboration History

I have never had any kind of international collaboration with researchers, practitioners or institutions.

Rūta Baltrušaitytė

Organisation Name: 
Drug, tobacco and alcohol control department
Job Title: 
Chief Specialist
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program development
Research / science
Evaluation
Funding
Training
Administration
Policy making
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
School
Family
Workplace
Community
Youth Group
All Settings

Registry Questionnaire

What is your highest academic degree?: 
Master
In what area or discipline?: 
Health psychology

Collaboration History

I currently collaborate with researchers, practitioners or institutions from other countries.

I have collaborated with: Pompidou group, emcdda

My current institution initiated the collaboration.

Ana Liffey Drug Project

The Ana Liffey Drug Project works with people affected by problem substance use and the organisations that assist them. They aim to reduce harm to individuals and society and to provide opportunities for development of those individuals and organisations.

Elternkreis Wien

Elternkreis Wien sees itself as a self-help group for parents and relatives of risk of addiction and looking sick man. In the protected and anonymous group the participant / the participant experiences by a moderator understanding, sympathy and help. Affected relatives can reduce in many cases by the experience their fears, identify and manage crises more quickly and thus again lead a "life worth living".

(SSWA) Sahkar Social Welfare Association

Sahkar Social Welfare Association (SSWA) is a voluntary organization which dedicates its work to the social uplift of the poor, especially from rural areas. SSWA endeavors to empower and improve the quality of life of the marginalized and vulnerable communities in the least developed parts of the country through welfare, participatory research and development, capacity building, promotion of best practices and partnership building, advocacy, and by launching sustainable and replaceable innovative projects.

Soberlife Mentorship Society

The Soberlife initiative is an effort to mentor the community into sober lifestyles which can help them to make responsible and lasting choices. Having gone through the shackles of drug habits, the initiators are recovered youths who have decided to inspire other people into positive attitude and behavior changes. This involves carrying out direct awareness in schools, colleges, universities, informal settlements, churches, prisons, government and non governmental institutions. We also have private talking points for those affected as well as referrals for rehabilitation.

J.Dorlah Bolongei

Organisation Name: 
Liberia Rural Children Psychosocial Development Organization Inc.
Job Title: 
Deputy Executive Director
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program delivery
Program development
Research / science
Training
Administration
Advocacy
Other Activities: 
Logistics, community mobilization and development
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
All Settings
Biography: 
I was born in 1965, my both parents are Liberian, I am 51 years age, married with four children, two boys and two girls ( twins), I am Bachelor of Arts Degree holder in Sociology from the University of Liberia and I have worked with both national and international organizations in Liberia little more than twenty years now in the areas of program, administration and logistics.

Slim Lidén

Organisation Name: 
NGO/NPO SMART
Job Title: 
founder, ex Secretary-General
Describe your prevention-related activities: 
Program delivery
Program development
Training
Policy making
Advocacy
Other Activities: 
Pedagogical lecturer (1500+ prevention performances)
Does your prevention work and efforts focus on a specific setting?: 
School
Family
Community
Youth Group
Biography: 
Slim Lidén is a Pedagogical Primary Prevention Practitioner. Lidén was awarded "Preventer of the Year" in Sweden 2013. He founded NGO SMART 1996 and has been its Secretary-General for twenty years. Lidén has two university degrees as a teacher. He also has a background playing music, producing music albums, one with an anti-drug theme, where well-known Swedish artists sang his songs. Lidén has performed >1500 highly appreciated pedagogical presentations on tobacco (+alcohol, narcotics). He has developed “The Contract Concept” - a free, positive method for primary prevention of tobacco, and spread it to communities in ten countries. "Slim Lidén has three legs." He was educated and worked for many years as a teacher of special pedagogical skills. Pedagogics is his first leg. In the 60’s he heard Irish traditional music with its great contact with the audience. His group introduced this to Sweden. Stage experience is his second leg. His third leg is dedication. Dedication against apartheid, terrorism, smoking, drug abuse. Commitment to support all youngsters to a healthy life. 1975 he wrote and sang a song on tobacco, condemning secondhand smoke. 1981 he started creating an album against narcotics. He wrote all the lyrics and produced “Russian Roulette” and teaching materials. Then followed a career as lecturer/performer at schools and parents' meetings; 1500 prevention presentations. Found a prevention method from ice hockey clubs, aiming at tobacco and early drinking. He introduced the Contract Concept in his community 1994. Founded the ‘SMART’ network 1996. >40000 young Swedish members. Organized www.eppc.se.

The Organisation Against Drugs (OKANA)

The Organisation Against Drugs (OKANA) runs programmes in the fields of prevention, treatment and social reintegration of people facing problems related to substance use in Greece. OKANA has liaised with local government authorities in order to create an extended network of prevention centres all over Greece alongside several treatment and social reintegration programmes meeting the different needs of addicted persons.

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