Publications

Focus on Youth Football and Alcohol

Published by
Lead by SHAAP

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.

Status Report on Alcohol Consumption, Harm and Policy Responses in 30 European Countries 2019

Published by
World Health Organisation
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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).

Review of Methamphetamine Use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Published by
Snijder M, Kershaw S. (2019). Review of methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 19(3).
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Research suggests methamphetamine use is higher amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders compared to non-Indigenous Australians.

SPYM Newsletter

Published by
SPYM
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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 Interventions in Secondary and Further Education

Published by
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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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.

Schools Can Help Every Student Succeed by Using Evidence-Based Programmes and Practices

Published by
Society for Prevention Research

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.

Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Published by
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
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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.

Eating Disorders and Drug Use in Adolescents

Published by
Adicciones
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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

Family-Based Intervention Program for Parents of Substance-Abusing Youth and Adolescents

Published by
Journal of Addiction
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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

Published by
USAID
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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. 

World Drug Report 2019

Published by
UNODC
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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.

Atención de las Urgencias en Salud Mental

Published by
Dirección Nacional de Salud Mental y Adicciones, Ministerio de Salud y Desarrollo Social, Argentina

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

February and March Editions of the Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) Monthly Report

Published by
Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & YOCFAN

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.

 

ADIKTOLOGIE Journal

Published by
SCAN, z.s.
ADIKTOLOGIE is an international journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific reports on psychoactive substance use, other behavioural addictions and related issues.