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About Alcohol Web India

Story behind the Genesis of the portal

Team of professionals behind Alcohol Web India

List on International Collaborators for e-Health Project

 

About Alcohol Web India


Alcohol Web India is an e-health portal on alcohol use developed by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC), New Delhi, India. This portal has sections devoted to alcohol users, family members of alcohol users, health professionals and policy makers. It includes

 

  • E-resourcesinformation, articles, videos on alcohol use
  • Online tests – to get information about your current drinking pattern
  • Alcohol e-Help – a step by step intervention program for alcohol users with interactive exercises to help them reduce or stop drinking alcohol
  • Social networking, forum and blog – to help users, policy makers and professionals connect with others and share information and express views

 

 

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Story behind the genesis of the portal


Alcohol Web India was developed by National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences as part of a multi-country initiative by The World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva to develop a generic web-portal to address problem alcohol use in 2009. This portal was envisaged to be a one stop shop for almost all the information requirement about problem alcohol use, which would cater to a wide variety of audience (general public, alcohol users, family members of alcohol users, policy makers and health professionals). The first e-Health meeting to introduce the concept was held in Amsterdam in December 2009 which was attended by mental health professionals from India, Belarus, Brazil, Mexico and World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. A subsequent meeting was held in September 2010 to plan the execution of the E-Health Web Portals on alcohol use. 

The software for the generic e-Health portal was designed by Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands with inputs regarding its designing, features and content from team of professionals from India, Belarus, Mexico, Brazil and the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. A series of web-conferences among team members to discuss functional and intellectual issues as well as numerous user tests have helped shape the generic web portal. This initiative is still ongoing and will continue in the future to further refine the content and functionalities of the generic web portal. Each country has adapted the generic e-health portal and at present there are independent country portals for India, Mexico, Belarus and Brazil next to the generic portal of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva  

 

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Team of Professional Behind Alcohol Web India


The team of professionals from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, INDIA are:

 

 

Name and Designation

Brief Information

 

Dr. Atul Ambekar

Professor,

National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC) &

Department of Psychiatry

 

He is a psychiatrist by profession and his areas of interest include epidemiology of substance use, prevention of drug use related HIV / harm reduction management of substance use in community settings and in diverse settings / population groups such as workplace, street children, community settings etc.

 

Prof. Rajat Ray

Chief,

National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC),

Head,

Department of Psychiatry

 

He is a professor of psychiatry and his main area of interest is addiction medicine. He has served as an expert on various national and international committees and has several publications in books and scientific journals

 

 

Dr. Yatan Pal Singh Balhara

Assistant Professor,

National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC)

 

He is a psychiatrist by profession. His area of expertise includes substance use disorders and he has several publications in reputed scientific journals to his credit 

 

Roshan Bhad

Dr Roshan Bhad

 Assistant Professor (NDDTC),


(E)
roshan@aiims.edu, drroshansindia@gmail.com

He is a psychiatrist by profession and his area of expertise includes adolescent substance abuse, community psychiatry, behavioral addictions & drug policy. He has several publications in international & national journals to his credit.

 Monica

Dr. Monica Mongia

Research Officer,  

National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC)

She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has also completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the subject. Her areas of interest include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Substance Abuse and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has published several articles and chapters in National and International journals.   

 

 

   

 deepak

Mr. Deepak Yadav

Medical Social Services Officer (MSSO), 

National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC)

 

 

 

His area of expertise is social work and he has been involved in designing psychosocial interventions for substance use disorders. He has co-authored several manuals on brief intervention for substance use

 

Dr. Anubha Dhal

Research Associate,

National Drug Dependence Treatment Center (NDDTC)

 

 

 

She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and her areas of interest include pain medicine and substance use disorders. She has publications in scientific journals and books

 sanjay

Mr. Sanjay Gupta

Senior Programmer,

Computer Facility

 

 

 

His areas of interest include software programming and he has been instrumental in designing various websites

 manoj

Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh

Programmer,

Computer Facility

 

He is a computer programmer by profession and he has been involved in coding and programming software for various websites

 

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List of International Collaborators for the e-Health Initiative

 

The list of professionals below collaborated in the development of the generic e-health poral on alcohol use but are not responsible in any way for the content displayed on Alcohol Web India.


Team

Names and Designation of Professionals 

World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

Dr. Isidora Vromans

 

Dr. Vladamir Poznyak

 

Ms. Diana Zandi

 

Dr. Nicolas Clark

 

Dr. Tarun Dua

 

Dr. Alexandra Fleischmann

 

Dr. Mark van Ommeren

Dr. Dag Rekve

 

Dr. Shekhar Saxena

 

Dr. Yuta Setoya

 

 

World Health Organization – Volunteers and interns

Dr. Matthijs Blankers

 

Mr. Geroid Fitzmaurice

 

Mr. Joshua Rice

 

Ms. Elanor Turner Moss

 

Ms. Alexandra Wright

 

 

Trimbos-Institute: Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Netherlands

Dr. Jeannet Kramer

 

Ms. Katherina Martin Abello

 

Ms. Iris Rosier

 

Dr. Heleen Riper (now: Free University, Amsterdam)

 

Dr. Filip Smit

 

Ms. Jolanda Lourens

 

Ms. Brigette Boon

 

Dr. Viola Spek (now: Avans Hogeschool)

 

 

Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, Mexico

Dr. Marcela Tiburcio Sainz 

 

Dr. Ma. Asunción Lara Cantú 

 

Ms. Norma Martinez

 

Ms. Alma Romero

 

Mr. Alejandro Sánchez Solís

 

 

Information and Training Centre of Belarusian Psychiatric Associaton, Belarus

Dr. Dzianis Padruchny 

 

Ms. Maria Levdanskay

 

Dr. Alexei Alexandrov 

 

Dr. Vladimir Maksimchuk

 

Dr. Sergey Osipchik

 

Dr. Pavel Rynkov 

 

 

Associacao Fundo de Incentivo a Prequisa, Brazil

Dr. Enroy A. Silva

 

 

Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Maria Lucis Souza-Formigoni

 

Dr. Ana Regina Noto Faria

 

Dr. Denisa De Micheli

 

Dr. Jose Carlos F. Galduroz

 

Mr. Andre Monezi

 

Ms. Ana Paula Leal Carneiro

 

Mr. Otavio Pereira

 

Ms. Marcia Omori

 

 

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Dr. Telmo M. Ronzani

 

Dr. Laisa Marcorela Andreoli Sartes 

 

Mr. Leonardo Martins

 

Ms Daniela C. Belchior Mota, Ms Psy

 

Mr. Henrique Pinto Gomide 

 

 

Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

Dr. Roseli Boerngen de Lacerda 

 

Ms. Adriana De Oliveira Christoff

 

Ms. Heloisa Arruda Gomm Barreto

 

 

 

 

Review Self-help intervention – International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol (INEBRIA)

Dr. Nick Heather

The funding for the development of the generic e-health portals was funded by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Government of Netherlands. The funding agency is not responsible in any way nor endorses the views depicted on Alcohol Web India website.  Also, our website does not host any form of advertisement.

 

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The Team of Professionals behind Alcohol Web India wish to thank Dr. Koushik Sinha Deb for the logo of the Alcohol Web India 

Acknowledgement: Alcohol Web India has been created with technical support from theWorld Health Organization