Publications

Tratamiento de mantenimiento con metadona

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Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia
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Documento del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia que presenta línea de base de los programas de mantenimiento con metadona en el país y el perfil de la población atendidas y las características generales del tratamiento, así como recomendaciones en salud pública para el fortalecimiento de estos programas.

Public expenditure on supply reduction policies

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Bretteville-Jensen, Anne Line and Costa Storti, Claudia and Kattau, Thomas and Mikulic, Sania and Trigueiros, Fatima and Papamalis, Fivos and Piscociu, Laura and Tsarev, Sergey (2017) Public expenditure on supply reduction policies. Brussels: Council of Europe.
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Supply reduction is often the main approach used for addressing the illicit drug problem.

Costs and Unintended consequences of drug policy

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Bretteville-Jensen, Anne Line and Mikulic, Sania and Bem, Pavel and Papamalis, Fivos and Harel-Fisch, Yossi and Sieroslawski, Janusz and Trigueiros, Fatima and Piscociu, Laura and Tsarev, Sergey and Altan, Peyman and Costa Storti, Claudia (2017) Costs and unintended consequences of drug control policies. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group).
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Evaluation is an integral part of a good governance approach to public policy. This principle applies equally to the component of drug policy designed to counter the availability of and access to illicit drugs. Estimation or full costing of drug-related public investment – including both direct expenditure and also indirect costs and impact on public resources – should therefore be a key objective of any evaluation.

Alcohol energy (calorie) labelling: Evidence, public support, alternatives, and wider labelling considerations

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Institute of Alcohol Studies

This briefing synthesises existing evidence on alcohol energy (calorie) labelling, spanning the past five years (2016-2021).

This briefing covers reviews in the academic literature about the impact of alcohol energy labelling, studies and opinion polling around public support for energy labelling, alternative approaches to energy labelling beyond calories, and broader options for alcohol labelling which could address alcohol harm.

Guide to Indispensable Criteria for Starting-up and Operating Treatment Centers for People with Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders

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CICAD
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The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence defines treatment as the process that begins when psychoactive substance users contact a health provider or other community service and may continue through a succession of specific interventions until the highest attainable level of health and well-being is reached.

Synthetic drugs and new psychoactive substances in Latin America and the Caribbean- 2021

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UNODC

The report provides a regional analysis of the key trends and emerging developments of the synthetic drugs and NPS market as well as options for response in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Over the past years, the synthetics drug market has experienced a massive expansion and diversification in the region and seen a rapid emergence of a wide range of NPS.

Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Youth Contact with the Criminal Justice System

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) provided funding to Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Dr. Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto to research youth interactions with the criminal justice system, including the nature and outcomes of those interactions.

Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education

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SAMHSA
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued Evidence-Based Resources Guide Series. The Guide Series is a comprehensive and modular set of resources intended to support health care providers, health care system administrators, and community members to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from Substance Use Disorders. 

Considerations for Virtual Services and Supports for Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders [Policy Brief]

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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The Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in partnership with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Canadian Psychological Association and Canada Health Infoway, collected national data on the experience and perceptions of virtual services and supports, including education and access to health care or treatment.

The origin, development and current status of the health profession of an addictologist in the Czech Republic in the broader context of the development of the addictology field

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Miovský M., Libra J., Volfová A., Gabrhelík R., Lososová A.
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In the 1990s, new addiction services began to emerge that had a shortage of appropriately qualified and trained practitioners. This impulse led to the establishment of the health profession of an ADDICTOLOGIST in the Czech Republic. In the course of time, this new profession was developed and gave rise to an original and unique concept of the study program.

Substance Use, Mental Health and Suicide among Inuit in Canada

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national organization representing Inuit across Canada, have summarized the latest statistics on substance use and mental health among Inuit in 

Drug prevention and healthy development of children: Caring for your child in a crisis situation

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UNODC
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Crisis situations, such as security incidents, earthquakes and floods, are on the increase and often leave families very vulnerable. Parents that have lived through crisis situations have reported how concerned they are about their children’s wellbeing. When facing the many physical consequences of crisis contexts, parents often struggle to know how best to respond to their children.

Cocaine Insights 2

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UNODC
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In the context of an ongoing expansion of the global cocaine market, this report summarizes the current state of knowledge on what cocaine consumer products are and how they are produced and consumed in different world regions. The report is based on available published evidence and on the knowledge gained through UNODC’s monitoring activities in South American countries.

Cocaine Insights 1

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UNODC
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The cocaine market presents a clear threat at the global level. Well-defined locations of production in South America and large consumer markets in the Americas and Europe lead to trafficking routes from a circumscribed origin to specific, even if far-flung, destinations.

Implementing quality standards for drug services and systems: a six-step guide to support quality assurance

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EMCDDA
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This publication provides a practical introduction to the area of quality standards and quality assurance mechanisms and the key steps involved in their implementation in drug services and systems.

Predictors of Burden and Resilience in Family Caregivers of Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder.

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Journal of Addictions Nursing
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Background

Family caregivers are an essential resource for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). Overburdened caregivers often experience detrimental effects to their emotional and physical well-being.

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Making the European Region Safer: developments in alcohol control policies, 2010–2019 (2021)

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WHO Europe
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This report presents the current status of alcohol consumption, alcohol-attributable harms and the implementation of alcohol control policies in the WHO European Region, using available data from 2010, 2016 and 2019.

Synthetic cannabinoids in Europe – a review

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EMCDDA
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This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding synthetic cannabinoids that are monitored by the the EU Early Warning System.

The aim of this report is to strengthen situational awareness of synthetic cannabinoids in Europe and to help stakeholders prepare for, and respond to, public health and social threats caused by such substances.

Wawasan Kokain

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UNODC and EUROPOL, The illicit trade of cocaine from Latin America to Europe – from oligopolies to free-for-all?, Cocaine Insights 1, UNODC, Vienna, September 2021

Pasar kokain menghadirkan ancaman yang jelas di tingkat global. Lokasi produksi yang terdefinisi dengan baik di Amerika Selatan dan pasar konsumen yang besar di Amerika dan Eropa menyebabkan rute perdagangan dari asal terbatas ke tujuan tertentu, bahkan jika jauh.

Policies, delivery models, and lessons learned from integrating mental health and substance abuse services into primary health care in Ethiopia.

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FASEB BioAdvances. 2021;00:1–8. https:// doi.org/10.1096/fba.2020-00145

In Ethiopia, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent 18.3% of premature mortality, consume 23% of the household expenditures, and cost 1.8% of the gross domestic product. Risk factors such as alcohol, khat, and cannabis use are on the rise and are correlated with a substantial portion of NCDs. Associated NCDs include depression, anxiety, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction.