Publications

2017 UNODC World Drug Report

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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Now in its 20th year of publication, the UNODC World Drug Report for 2017 is now available.

It consists of 5 accessible booklets:

Booklet 1 provides a summary of the subsequent 4 booklets. It also discusses the policy implications of the findings they present.

Booklet 2 focuses on the supply, use and health consequences of drug use.

EMCDDA Insights: Prevention of Substance Abuse

Published by
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
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Prevention of Substance Abuse by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is a report that draws on evidence-based research to assess substance use prevention interventions, in terms of their ability to effectively delay, reduce or prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances among children and young people.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Published by
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood (2017) is a special volume that supplements the organisation’s Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents, released in 2003.

Preventing Drug-Related Deaths

Published by
Local Government Association
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Drug-related deaths are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began.

Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix 2017

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Time for a résumé of the 2017 refresh of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. Released fortnightly, the 25 cells and ‘bite’ commentaries cumulated to a course reflecting on the most significant research underpinning practice, leading you through seminal and key studies on brief alcohol interventions and the treatment of problem drinking.

Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women

Published by
SAMHSA
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Executive Summary

This report was developed as part of an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse opioids, have opioid use disorders (OUDs), and/or overdose on opioids.

Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management

Published by
London: Department of Health, 2017.
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There is no more important document for doctors treating problem drug use in the UK than the so-called ‘Orange guidelines’. This major update will substantially inform judgements of what constitutes acceptable medical practice - should orthodoxy be one of its pillars?

Drug Use in England and Wales

Published by
The Home Office (UK)
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Illegal drug use trends among 16- to 59-year-olds in England and Wales are examined in a new UK Home Office release based on the findings from the 2016 – 2017 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).

The survey used a representative sample of household residents in England and Wales.

The release covers:

Alcohol Treatment Matrix Row 5: Safeguarding the Community

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings Effectiveness Bank
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Time to consolidate the lessons of the course’s last five instalments about treatment intended to safeguard the community, the final row of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. A common theme is the contradiction between treatment centred on the patient’s welfare, yet offered within a system which prioritises the wider community, and sees the patient essentially as a threat.

Guidelines on Drug Prevention and Treatment for Girls and Women

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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The publication Guidelines on Drug Prevention and Treatment for Girls and Women by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discusses alcohol and drug use prevalence and trends among girls and women globally.

The document details key research on factors of vulnerability and resilience that are specific to girls and women.

Quality Standards for Drug Dependence Treatment

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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The TREATNET Quality Standards are based on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Principles of Drug Dependence Treatment and Care.

They represent a set of evidence-based standards for drug-dependence treatment.

Click here to access the document in full.

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

Published by
American Academy of Family Physicians

Risky alcohol use, defined as any level of alcohol consumption which increases the risk of harm to oneself or others, is both a substance use disorder and medical issue. Recognized as one of the leading preventable causes of death, risky alcohol use leads to over 88,000 deaths each year in the United States. Among adults in the U.S., approximately 58% of men and 46% of women report drinking in the last 30 days.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Published by
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) presents its Principles of Adolescent Drug Addiction Treatment.

The document focuses exclusively on the realities of substance use among youth (12 to 17 years).

Illegal substances, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco are all covered, alongside the unique treatment needs of young people.

Predicting the Size and Characteristics of the Drug Treatment Population – Technical Methods

Published by
Public Health England
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Aim and data specification

This analysis was based on monthly data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) from December 2005 to November 2016. NDTMS is taken to be a comprehensive description of drug treatment provision for this period.

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Published by
SAMHSA
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This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use

Published by
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: Reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications.

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide

Published by
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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Introduction

This Guideis written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Bite: Treatment Systems to Reduce Alcohol-Related Crime and Safeguard the Community

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Final cell of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. The theme is set by an Australian review which argues that despite radically different starting points, criminal justice and treatment systems must collaborate to deliver treatment.

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