Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC - Ukraine)
              
In 1997 ADIC had project with World Health Organization to organize training seminar for Central and Eastern Europe "A global approach to strengthening tobacco control".
In 1997-1999 ADIC received grants from Swedish governmental agency SIDA.
The project of 1998 was: Involvement of Ukrainian NGOs into alcohol and drug prevention and testing the cost-effective youth prevention model. Five seminars mainly with representatives of youth NGOs were held in different parts of Ukraine. Participants of the seminars received materials in Russian which became popular among students and social workers and were later copied by those who could not attend the seminars.
The projects conducted in 1999 are:
In 1998 ADIC received grant from the Dutch embassy in Kiev for the project "Materials for Health Care Professionals on Work with Substance Abuse Problems". The project was implemented in September, 1998 - September, 1999 and 199 pages book titled "What do your patients use besides air, water and food? Physician's manual" was printed.
In 2000 ADIC-Ukraine worked on the following projects:
In 2001 ADIC-Ukraine worked on creation of a Coalition for Tobacco Free Ukraine. This work was supported by the American Cancer Society. Coalition unites more than 40 Ukrainian NGO's. Work of the coalition is represented at a Ukrainian language web site http://adic-ukraine.narod.ru/coalition
A World Bank supported research "The economics of tobacco in Ukraine from the public health perspective" was started in 2001 and completed in 2002. The report report was published in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
In 2002 a project of SmokeOut in Ukraine was supported by the Open Society Institute. In this project a Russian language manual on smoking cessation was developed and published which became popular for many smoking cessation workers. A quitline campaign was started comprising not only telephone but also mail counseling. Leaflets and other texts to help smokers to quit are presented at http://adic-ukraine.narod.ru/quit in Russian. Seminars for medical doctors and psychologists were held. A list of tobacco free restaurants in Kiev was developed.
A 2002 project on media work was supported by SIDA. It's name is Building skills of work with media for NGO's dealing with substance abuse prevention in Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries. During this project a seminar for NGO's on media work and a seminar for journalists on substance abuse media coverage was held. A book "Why the media tell about alcohol, tobacco and drugs" was published.
In late 2002 work of Tobacco Control Resource Center for former Soviet Union countries was
started. It is represented at
In spring 2003 a UNICEF supported project was aimed at creation of tobacco prevention instruments for schools. A set of eight books for teachers, psychologists, medical doctors, teenagers and parents was published in Russian and Ukrainian languages. Besides a book on SIDS was published in Russian and The policy analysis of tobacco advertising in Ukraine
In 2003 ADIC-Ukraine carried out a research project on reproductive health
and substance influence upon it. The project was supported by the World Bank and
co-sponsored by UNICEF.
In 2004 ADIC-Ukraine coordinated National Tobacco Control Conference 'Tobacco is a threat to health and economic well-being'.
Within the project of Tobacco Control Resource Center seminars for tobacco control activists were conducted in Armenia and Kazakhstan.
In 2005 ADIC-Ukraine participated in the preparation of the national survey on tobacco commissioned by the International Center for Policy Studies. See survey report 'Tobacco in Ukraine: national survey of knowledge, attitudes and behavior (pdf, 741 kb)'
In 2005-2006 ADIC-Ukraine conducted project Research to assist in drafting, implementing and enforcing tobacco control legislation in Ukraine and other former USSR countries, funded by Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC), the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (CTCRI), the American Cancer Society, and Cancer Research UK. The project’s overall purpose was to determine what legislative provisions can actually implement the FCTC in the Ukrainian legislation in most efficient way. The main research conclusions are the following: