Publications

World Drug Report 2020

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Publication Date

Presented in six separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in 2016.

ASRS Questionnaire and Tobacco Use: Not Just a Cigarette. A Screening Study in an Italian Young Adult Sample

Publication Date

Abstract: Young adults exhibit greater sensitivity than adults to nicotine reinforcement, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) increases the risk for early-onset smoking. We investigated the correlation between ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) scores and smoking, evaluated the prevalence of ADHD symptomatology (not diagnoses) in smokers and non-smokers and its comorbidity with benzodiazepine and gambling addictions.

Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs in the Czech Republic in 2019

Published by
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Publication Date

This issue of the bulletin Focused was prepared on the basis of the annual report on the 2019 drug situation in the Czech Republic: MRAVČÍK, V., CHOMYNOVÁ, P., GROHMANNOVÁ, K., JANÍKOVÁ, B., ČERNÍKOVÁ, T., ROUS, Z., CIBULKA, J., FIDESOVÁ, H., VOPRAVIL, J. 2020. Výroční zpráva o stavu ve věcech drog v České republice v roce 2019 [Annual Report on the Drug Situation in the Czech Republic in 2019] MRAVČÍK, V. (Ed.).

Evidence Review of Drug Treatment Services for People who are Homeless and Use Drugs

Published by
Health Research Board
Publication Date

People who are homeless have complex and challenging lives. They tend to have worse physical and mental health than the general population. Substance use is more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population, and providing support services and drug treatment in a holistic way for this population should be a priority.

Women Affected by Domestic Abuse and Someone Else's Substance Use

Published by
Adfam

Executive Summary

Domestic abuse predominantly affects women, and 35 years of experience supporting families affected by substance use has taught Adfam that women are disproportionately affected by the problematic drug or alcohol use of a loved one. The relationship between domestic abuse and substance use is non-causational, but the impacts of the two are interrelated.

Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Published by
Springer Publishing
Publication Date

One of the first evidence-based scientific references for both medical providers and non-medical persons with an interest in the issue.  Marijuana expansion has failed every metric as it relates to public health and safety and this book will outline the basic science of the endocannabinoid system and will include drug interactions.  

Women and Alcohol: Key Issues

Published by
SHAAP and IAS

The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) co-hosted a four-part seminar series on issues relating to women and alcohol.

The series addressed:

Women, Alcohol and Globalisation

Women, Alcohol and Empowerment

Women, Alcohol and Stigma

Women and Alcohol: What's Next?

‘Dangerous Data’ Part 6: Evidence Accumulates and Expert Opinion Converges about Controlled Drinking as a Treatment Goal. An Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
Publication Date

‘DANGEROUS DATA’ PART 6: EVIDENCE ACCUMULATES AND EXPERT OPINION CONVERGES

The heat dies down as it becomes clearer that both controlled drinking and abstinence have their place among the gaols for alcohol treatment patients, and evidence emerges about what types of patients do best with either objective.

Line Up Live Up-the UNODC life skills evidence-informed training programme-TOT Training Uganda 23-26 Feb 2021

Published by
UGANDA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LINK (UYDEL)
Publication Date

Line Up Live Up  is a UNODC life skills evidence-informed training programme – that target individual risk factors can use sport to achieve positive skills formation and promote social development of a young person