Mental health

Rapid Assessment of Alcohol and Other Substance Use in Conflict-affected and Displaced Populations: a field guide

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Authors:
WHO and UNHCR

Publication details

Number of pages: 52
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English

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Overview

Agencies working with conflict-affected and displaced populations are increasingly recognizing the public health and social impact associated with alcohol and other substance use. These agencies need operational guidance on how to conduct rapid assessments.

This guide was developed for conflict-affected populations based on existing rapid assessment methods used in general populations. It takes a public health approach and prioritizes harm and risk reduction related to alcohol and other substance use, including the reduction of HIV transmission risks, to individuals, families and communities.