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.

Childhood Matters: Alcohol and Drug Problems from a Child Rights Perspective

Published by
ADD-FORUT

Millions of children globally suffer as a consequence of the use of intoxicating substances like alcohol and illicit drugs. This is an important, but too often neglected, child rights issue. The new FORUT publication “Childhood matters” describes this problem and suggests action to be taken to protect children’s health and well-being.

Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix Cell C1: Life and Death Decisions for Drug Harm Reduction Management

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Explores how harm reduction impacts are affected by the management of the service and of the intervention. Highlights the studies which showed that treatment-termination and needle-exchange policies can mean life or death for service users, and the dilemmas of squaring this responsibility with maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment and satisfying community concerns over discarded needles.

CICAD Hemispheric Guidelines on School-Based Prevention

Published by
CICAD
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As developed by CICAD's Expert Group on Demand Reduction and approved by the Commission in 2004, these guidelines speak to strategies to conduct research, create educational materials, train teachers, and carry out and evaluate prevention programs at the national level in a way that is responsive to regional, state, and local needs expressed within each school. Drug use problems threaten personal health, disrupt family integra

Cartilha de Direitos Humanos e Juventude

Published by
UNISAL, Prefeitura de Lorena e Movimento Lorena pela VIDA
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Na última sexta-feira, lançamos o novo volume da nossa série de Cartilhas de Direitos Humanos, no UNISAL - Lorena. Tive a alegria de organizar a referida Cartilha com a Dra. Maria Aparecida Alkimim. Uma realização do Movimento Lorena pela VIDA, em parceria com a Prefeitura Lorena e o Programa de Mestrado do Centro Universitário Salesiano de São Paulo - UNISAL.

The 2014-2015 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS)

Published by
National Cancer Institute
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Especially due to its large sample size and incorporation into the CPS survey, the TUS provides a unique opportunity for tracking long-term trends in tobacco use, cessation attempts, and tobacco-related policies; evaluation of tobacco control programs/interventions; study of tobacco-related health disparities; and conduct of other tobacco control research. TUS-CPS data can be analyzed at the U.S.

Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix Cell B1: The Practitioner in Harm Reduction

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Second cell of the Drug Treatment Matrix explores key studies on the impact of the practitioner on reducing harms associated with illegal drug use, in which trust emerges as a fundamental ingredient. Reconceptualise needle exchanges as safe havens in a largely rejecting world, and explore why a Philadelphia methadone counsellor stood out - for the wrong reasons.

A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Published by
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Tobacco use remains the nation’s leading cause of preventable premature death, including death from cancer, and progress in reducing tobacco use and related disease and death has not been equally distributed across population groups. This monograph examines the current evidence surrounding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD) across the tobacco use continuum—initiation, secondhand smoke exposure, current use, frequency and intensity, cess

Pubs Quizzed: What Publicans Think about Policy, Public Health and the Changing Trade

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS)
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Key Points

- There is significant common ground between public health bodies and publicans, and scope to develop policies approved of by both groups

- Many publicans are deeply concerned about harmful alcohol consumption

Drug Matrix Cell A1: Interventions - Ways to Reduce the Harm

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Initiates a fortnightly course on the evidence base for harm reduction and treatment in relation to illegal drugs. Comprehensively updated, the cell explores key research on interventions to reduce the harms to the user as a result of their drug use.

Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published by
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Since the 1930s, the response to drug addiction has moved from one that focuses on the need to punish users to another that recognises the importance of prevention and treatment approaches.

In other words, thanks to scientific advances, substance abuse has evolved from a judicial to a heath issue.

Why Are Many American Adults Misusing Prescription Painkillers?

Published by
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Prescription painkillers are second only to marijuana as the United States drug of choice. Around 91.8 million Americans aged 18 and above used prescription painkillers in 2014, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). That’s about 38% of the population.

Preventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults

Published by
US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
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Preventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults is a new release from the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

It provides the latest facts about marijuana use in the United States and includes information about the negative physical, academic and social consequences associated with the drug.

¿Es posible una lucha real?

Published by
abc color Paraguayan Newspaper
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Geraldine González Willim es experta en la prevención y el tratamiento de adicciones de drogas legales o ilegales. En esta entrevista, detalla sobre los planes de acción aplicables al Paraguay para luchar contra un flagelo que cada día crece más.

Line Up Live Up Trainer Manual: Preventing Drug Use by Promoting Active Lifestyles

Published by
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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Line Up Live Up is a new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Trainer Manual prepared by Peer van der Kreeft of HoGent University College Ghent’s Department for Education, Health and Social Work.

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.

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