Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Welcome to the Global Information System on Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. These pages present data collected from WHO Member States in broad categories: 1) governance, policy and financing, 2) service organization and delivery, 3) human resources and 4) national information systems. The latest data were collected in 2014 with the WHO Global Survey on Resources for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (ATLAS-SU survey). The global information system presents all available data to monitor the progress in advancing treatment coverage for substance use disorders (health target 3.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030)

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Pharmacological treatment

50%of the 152 responding countries have methadone available for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

Pharmacotherapy with methadone

Prevention

15%of the 152 responding countries have 1/3 of primary health care facilities implement screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use

Screening and brief interventions for substance use in primary health care

Access to education

37%of the 155 responding countries do not provide access to postgraduate training programmes in treatment of substance use disorders

Educational attainment in prevention and treatment

MORE DATA PRODUCTS ON RESOURCES FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS


The financial support from the Valencian Autonomous Government, Spain, for the initial stages of development of the Global Information System on Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders is gratefully acknowledged.