‘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.
An analysis of drugs in used syringes from sentinel European cities: results from the ESCAPE project, 2018 and 2019
This report presents new findings from the ESCAPE (European Syringe Collection and Analysis Project Enterprise) network, based on the chemical analysis of the contents of used syringes across sentinel sites in Europe.
This report provides a brief summary of some of the challenges, old and new, that women and girls face in the context of the tobacco epidemic in the WHO European Region, outlining the gendered nature of tobacco use and exposure and how the tobacco industry continues to target them through gendered messaging. It also provides recommendations for approaches and policy interventions that take a gender lens to tobacco control.
Balancing access to opioid substitution treatment (OST) with preventing the diversion of opioid substitution medications in Europe
This report reviews how opioid substitution treatment (OST) is implemented in European countries and examines the public health consequences of the diversion and misuse of prescription OST medications.
How can you prioritise the child when your patient is the parent? Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell C5
This report shares the findings from Adfam's State of the Sector Family Support Survey which in 2019 asked 117 practitioners and managers working in family support services in England about current trends, developments, strengths and challenges in the sector. It explores a range of themes including commissioning, funding, family needs, partnership working, and service delivery.
Adfam, in collaboration with the University of York, and funded by the Forces in Mind Trust, has published a research report outlining the experiences and needs of families of veterans with substance use problems (FVSUs), along with a new model of support specifically for FVSUs.
Some of the key findings:
Dual diagnosis is the term used to describe people with mental health problems, who also misuse drugs or alcohol.
Families in Lockdown: The Effects of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Family and Friends of Someone with an Alcohol, Drug or Gambling Problem
In April, 241 people coping with a friend or family member’s alcohol, drug or gambling problem responded to an online survey by Adfam which sought to understand how some of their usual daily challenges associated with addiction- fear, domestic abuse, isolation, loneliness and mental stress – might be being further exacerbated by COVID-19 and the lockdown measures imposed from March 2020.
Attachment Style and Addictions (Alcohol, Cigarette, Waterpipe and Internet) among Lebanese Adolescents: A National Study
Tobacco use amongst the youth is a growing prevalent issue, with traditional tobacco products, such as the narguileh, being the main culprit. One survey indicated that the rise in tobacco use, through narguileh smoking amongst teenagers is increasing, due to its widespread acceptance within families and in society. This phenomenon is more prevalent in Lebanon, than other countries in the Middle East.
Association between Parental Separation and Addictions in Adolescents: Results of a National Lebanese Study
Numerous patterns have emerged from research conducted in Lebanon, pertaining to rising harmful addictions amongst children and adolescents, tied to family status. This study showcased direct correlations between child and adolescent addiction rates, and the status of their families. With rising divorce rates in Lebanon, children whose families are separated or divorced, showcased higher addiction rates to smoking and alcohol consumption.
Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed “Line Up Live Up”, an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people.
This strategy sets out an ambitious course of travel for the agency to 2025. It presents a vision to contribute to a healthier and more secure Europe, through better-informed drug policy and action.
The report “Alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic: individual, societal and policy perspectives” is the latest research publication in the series “Alcohol and Society” that has been published since 2013 to annually collate the latest evidence about alcohol’s harm on people and society.
Global Drug Survey (GDS) runs the world’s largest survey.
GDS believes that the expertise and experience of people who use alcohol and other drugs can be used to inform the creation of better drug policy.
The GDS 2020 includes data from over 110,000 people from > 25 countries.
GDS2020 ran between Nov 7th– Dec 30th 2019
This year on November 25-27, the VIII International Scientific and Practical Conference "Psychiatry of the XXI Century: Global Impact on Modern Society and New Practices on the Ground" was held, co-organized by the Institute of Psychiatry of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Due to quarantine restrictions, the event was held online with three studios in the Congress Hotel "Pushcha".
Can it ever be safe to leave children with dependent drinkers? Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix cell A5
Relapse is common after treatment – so is it simply too risky to leave their children with the most severely problematic drinkers, even if they have done well in treatment? What mixtures of support and control have been tried, and how well did they work?
Fabrication Shadow over NICE-Recommended Family Therapy. Highlight from Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix Cell A5
The findings of this report are based on a statistical and analytical framework to measure and assess organized crime in the Western Balkans.
Six countries and territories are included: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSCR 1244 (1999).