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.
This report provides an overview of the latest trends in the illicit production of and trafficking in drugs worldwide.
The statistics and analysis in the report are based on the latest information available to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The report includes informaiton on:
This report contains a summary of the information available to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the extent of drug use and its health consequences.
The report includes information on:
A recent World Health Organisation (WHO) survey has found that 93% of countries worldwide have experienced significant disruption to mental health services.
With a rise in demand for these services, these worring findings suggest there is an urgent need for for increased mental health investments in the wake of COVID-19.
Behavioral Addiction Report 2020: Gambling with Money, Video Game Use and Compulsive Internet Use in Drug And Other Addiction Surveys in Spain EDADES and ESTUDES
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.).
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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.
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.
Controlled Drinking Aim no Less Successful Than Aiming for Abstinence. An Effectiveness Bank Analysis
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.
‘Dangerous Data’ Part 8: Controlled Drinking: What Do the Authorities Say? An Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic
Official guidance on controlled drinking as a treatment goal from Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, how the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse saw the issue, and the textbooks which have drawn together the research and practice strands.
Beyond the Patient: Treatment’s Impacts on Family and Community. Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix, Row 5
"Men and Addictions. Intervention from a gender perspective", edited by UNAD, the Addiction Care Network, and written by Patricia Martínez Redondo and Fabián Luján Acevedo.
This document is intended to be a professional tool that helps those who work with people with drug use problems or other addictive disorders to use the gender perspective when working with men.
‘Dangerous Data’ Part 7: Controlled Drinking Versus Abstinence: Who Decides? An Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic
Care and Control: How Far Should Collaboration Go? Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell E5
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
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
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
Establishing fraud seemed the only way to fatally undermine the Sobells’ findings vindicating controlled drinking as a treatment goal, but inquiry after inquiry cleared the couple. Mary Pendery’s part in the campaign to discredit the findings ended with murder by a drunken former patient.
Criminal Justice Therapy: Melding Care with Control. Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell D5
The Demand for Alcohol in South Africa
‘Dangerous data’ part 4: Sobells Decisively Crack the Abstinence Consensus. An Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic
Young people and Sports
Sports, by its very nature, highlights ability and talent . Sports has always served as a conveyor belt for professional level sport.