Part of the larger World Health Organization's (WHO) site this section on the management of substance abuse has a variety of useful information for students, teachers and those practicing in the field. Several resources related to terminology and classifications are included. Of special note is the WHO lexicon of alcohol and drug terms. The lexicon, developed in 1994, supplies clinicians, researchers and other users with a set of definitions of terms related to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Also available is a Facts and Figures section which provides users with basic information about the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs worldwide. The Activities pages allow users to get a glimpse into the research that WHO is currently undertaking that is related to substance abuse. Sections on publications, research tools, and other links round out this very useful site. Current article, visual materials, and other such resources are available at this site.
1. After reviewing the reference material, learners will explain the WHO's current initiatives related to alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviors.
2. After reviewing the reference material, learners will understand the use of the lexicon alcohol and drug terms in looking up related definitions.
3. After reviewing the reference material, learners will apply one of the various activities related to alcohol use in their work or school environments.