Focus on Youth Football and Alcohol is a joint initiative aiming to reduce underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking among young people, as both strongly affect the health and welfare of Europe’s population.
The evidence highlights that there are links between increased exposure to alcohol advertising and higher levels of drinking by young people.
Alcohol remains one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in Europe. Despite being a major risk factor for burden of disease, with substantial impacts not only on individual drinkers but also on the broader society, alcohol consumption in Europe continues to be almost double the global average.
In 2011, the WHO European Region adopted the European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020 (EAPA).
SHAAP and Eurocare have published a summary report covering the discussions that took place during the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th and 21st November 2018.
The conference covered the following themes:
The National Health Service has been closely following the smoking, drinking and drug use trends amongst young people in England.
Research suggests methamphetamine use is higher amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders compared to non-Indigenous Australians.
The Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses has produced its latest newsletter!
The newsletter highlights the new relationship with SPYM and ISSUP through the establishment of the ISSUP India National Chapter.
There is a report of the International Day for Street Children that was celebrated on April the 15th.
Alcohol use during the teenage years is related to a wide range of health and social problems. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has developed new guidelines to help schools and colleges when teaching their pupils about the risks associated with alcohol.
There has been a call to teach young people social and emotional skills alongside the academic curriculum in schools. Schools are required to promote wellbeing and foster a safe and nourishing environment that caters to the broad range of needs of all students.
Deaths in England directly caused by alcohol rose by 11% between 2006 and 2017. During the same period, hospital admissions in which alcohol misuse was a primary factor increased by 17%.
This publication provides an update on drug-related deaths in Europe, presenting and analysing the latest data and trends in drug-induced deaths and overall mortality among high-risk drug users in the European Union and beyond.
Early experiences and life circumstances shape prenatal and early childhood development, with powerful impacts on the developing brain and body that shape health outcomes across the life course and can span generations. The preconception, prenatal, and early childhood periods are critical phases of development that help set the odds for lifelong health and well-being.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has a high prevalence in people who inject drugs in Europe, although HCV infection is both preventable and curable.
The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is a major cause of preventable disease and illness in Australia.
This report, published by the National Records of Scotland, provides statistics of drug-related deaths in 2018 and earlier years, broken down by age, sex, selected drugs reported, the underlying cause of death and NHS board and council areas.
26 June 2019 was the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Multiple campaigns, rallies, poster designing and programs were conducted in the observance of the day. The theme of this year’s day was “Health fo
Monthly Newsletter from June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
The aim of the study was to show whether there was a connection
between drug use and eating disorders, as well as to identify the type
of drugs most widely used and to ascertain whether they are used to
suppress appetite. An “ad hoc” scale was developed using the items of the Eating Disorder
Diagnostic Scale, whose aim is to detect cases at risk of certain types of
The use of drugs among adolescents/youth often results in a high degree of distress for the family members who live with them. This in turn can lead to a deterioration of mental (psychological) health, hindering any attempt to successfully cope with the situation. The goal of our research was to study the effect of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program on parents of adolescents/young adult drug users.
USAID Funded Drug Demand Reduction Program in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Ferghana Valley Region of Kyrgyzstan
The Youth Power Program aims to reduce the amount of injection drug use among Central Asian youth in order to stop a growing HIV epidemic. The goal of this program is to identify high risk youth subgroups and teach them how to make healthy and informed decisions about drug use and sexual behavior.
El Mecanismo de Evaluación Multilateral (MEM) es un instrumento diseñado para medir el progreso de las acciones ejecutadas por los Estados Miembros de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) para abordar el problema hemisférico de las drogas y otros delitos conexos.
The Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) is an instrument designed to measure the progress of actions taken by the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to address the hemispheric drug problem and other related crimes.
The World Drug Report aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and contributing towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.
This fact sheet uses the ASH smokefree GB survey of 11-18-year-olds 2013-2019, and other sources, to examine evolving youth use of e-cigarettes in Britain in the context of changes in the regulation of e-cigarettes, and use of tobacco among adults and children.
Esta publicación forma parte de la serie “Recomendaciones para la Red Integrada de Salud Mental con base en la Comunidad”, y tiene como objetivo acercar sugerencias y recomendaciones como herramientas de trabajo que orienten a la asistencia de las personas que refieran o presenten un padecimiento mental (incluyendo consumo problemático de sustancias y/o adicciones), sin ningún tipo de menoscabo o discriminación en toda institución de salud y e
This publication assesses various evidence-based treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and specifically highlights the effectiveness of medication-based treatment when done correctly.
The Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & YOCFAN team have put together their latest monthly reports outlining the activity being carried out in the drug demand reduction field in Pakistan.
As well as providing details of the different institutions involved in drug use prevention work, the report highlights the challenges that the organisations face and the efforts to resolve each problem as they arose.