Publications

International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

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Drug use disorders are a serious global health problem. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that 246 million people, or one in twenty 15- to 64-year-olds, used an illegal drug in 2013. Of those who use, one in ten is suffering from a drug use disorder. Scientific evidence suggests that such dependent behaviour is best treated within a public health framework.

Great Resources for Teaching Alcohol Awareness

Are you a teacher? Are you looking for materials or information to teach alcohol awareness? The Alcohol Education Trust has put together a useful list of resources that covers the ins and outs of teaching alcohol awareness in schools. The list includes lesson plans, power point presentations, fact sheets, interactive websites and other useful teaching materials. Click on the links to check out the resources:

UNODC World Drug Report 2016

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UNODC
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Around five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to the latest World Drug Report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Although substantial, this figure has not grown over the past four years in proportion to the global population.

Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study

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World Health Organisation
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This book is the latest addition to a series of reports on young people's health from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: a WHO collaborative cross-national study that has provided information about the health, well-being, social environment and health behaviour of 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys and girls for over 30 years.

2016 EU Drug Markets Report

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EMCDDA
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The 2016 EU Drug Markets Report — In-depth Analysis is launched at a press conference in Brussels on 5 April by Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship. The Commissioner will be joined by EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel and Europol Director Rob Wainwright. 

European Drug Report 2015

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EMCDDA
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The EU Drug Agency (EMCCDA) has published the European Drug Report 2015. In its annual review, the agency reflects on 20 years of monitoring and examines the global influences and local ramifications of Europe’s ever-changing drugs problem.

Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol

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World Health Organization
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The global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, endorsed by the Sixty-third World Health Assembly in May 2010, recognizes the close links between the harmful use of alcohol and socioeconomic development. It represents the commitment by the Member States of the World Health Organization to sustained action at all levels.

From Coercion to Cohesion: Treating Drug Dependence through Health Care, Not Punishment

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World Health Organization
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The aim of this draft discussion paper, “From coercion to cohesion: Treating drug dependence through health care, not punishment”, is to promote a health-oriented approach to drug dependence. The International Drug Control Conventions give Member States the flexibility to adopt such an approach. Treatment offered as an alternative to criminal justice sanctions has to be evidence-based and in line with ethical standards.

Guide to Implementing Family Skills Training Programmes for Drug Abuse Prevention

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UNODC
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UNODC published Guidelines to implement family skills training programmes for drug abuse prevention in March 2009. These guidelines contain evidence of effectiveness, principles of family skills training programmes, cultural adaptation guidelines, advice on how to recruit and retain families through the programmes, practical advice on training of staff, as well as information about monitoring and evaluating family skills training programmes.