There are decades’ worth of evidence from around the world to guide us; we need to follow it. Given the importance of the issue, I say let’s do all interventions that have shown promising results. But what does this mean for drug use in Maldives?
While understanding the complexities of drug use within a society is not easy, we still can make a couple of general statements.
A recent survey produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has analysed trends in substance use between young adults, aged 19-22, attending college and not attending college in the US.
The harmful use of alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for population health worldwide and causes more than 5% of the global disease burden.
The Use of Non-Prescribed Benzodiazepines and/or Amphetamines Predict Treatment Instability in Opioid Maintenance Treatment
INTRODUCTION: Opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) is a long-term intervention aiming at stability and reduced risk for patients. This project aims to estimate the 1-year drop-out rate of from OMT and to investigate factors associated with drop-out from OMT.
The Office of the Surgeon General and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed this Spotlight on Opioids from the Surgeon General’s Report, in order to provide opioid-related information in one, easy-to-read document.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is the most comprehensive survey of substance use, substance use disorders, mental health and the receipt of treatment services for these disorders in the United States. NSDUH began in 1971 and is conducted every year in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Information from NSDUH is used to support prevention and treatment programs, monitor substance use trends, estimate the need for tr
Sexual Behaviour and Abuse of Drugs Among Urban Teenagers in Lagos
Molobe Ikenna Daniel 1, 2, 3, 4
1 Unified Initiative for a Drug-Free Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria
2 World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD), Stockholm, Sweden
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Drug Abuse among Sports Men and Women in Lagos State, Nigeria
Molobe, Ikenna Daniel
Deputy Director of Programs, Unified Initiative for a Drug Free Nigeria (UIFDFN)
Member, World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD)
Received February 07, 2012; Accepted March 27, 2012
Key studies on the roles of management in treatment’s impacts on crime and safeguarding the community, with a focus on criminal justice and child protection. Explore what research can offer managers who have to reconcile the interests of clients, their families and the community.
Hundreds of studies have tested the efficacy or effectiveness of school curriculum-based (CB) substance use prevention programs. Over the years, various researchers have also tested programs that included school curricula, but with the addition of school environment, family, mass media, or community components.
This clinician guide describes the development process, analysis and discussion of the available research while providing more complete information for health care decision-making.
Equipa a los proveedores de atención médica, las comunidades y los gobiernos locales con materiales para desarrollar prácticas y políticas para ayudar a prevenir las sobredosis y las muertes relacionadas con los opioides. Aborda diferentes asuntos de interés para los proveedores de atención médica, personal de primeros auxilios, los proveedores de tratamientos y los que están recuperándose de sobredosis de opioides. Actualizada en el 2018.
Opinion is sharply divided on the ethics and effectiveness of pressuring opioid-dependent offenders to take the opiate-blocker naltrexone. Especially sharp is the controversy over long-acting products not approved for medical use in the UK.
Source: World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research.
Continuous Update Project Expert Report 2018. Alcoholic Drinks and the Risk of Cancer. Available at dietandcancerreport.org
Background and Context:
Key studies on treatment’s contribution to safeguarding the community and preventing crime.
¿Por qué creemos que es importante un Observatorio del Narcotráfico? Porque pensamos que no basta con repasar las estadísticas de un delito para comprender su comportamiento. Es necesario ir más allá y tratar de comprender las causas que lo provocan y mueven. Sólo así podremos perseguirlo penalmente y, desde nuestro rol en el sistema penal, contribuir también a prevenirlo.
Consolidates the lessons of the last five instalments of the course on drug treatment research, selecting and discussing key studies on psychosocial therapies for drug dependence.
In 2007, Kenya enacted the Tobacco Control Act, which is the principal tobacco control law in the country. The 2007 law includes prohibition of smoking in public places, ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and packaging and labeling of tobacco products.
Key studies on the role of psychosocial therapies in treatment systems. Seemingly the only feasible way to do more (recovery) with less (money), mutual aid is a major theme. Examine the evidence for whether systematically promoting engagement with mutual aid groups boosts outcomes, or just attendance.
Key studies on how treatment organisations affect the implementation and effectiveness of psychosocial therapies for drug dependence.
In October 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake convened the Heroin Treatment and Prevention Task Force to address the critical problem of opioid addiction in Baltimore City. The goal of the Task Force was to study the problem of heroin addiction and to propose solutions for improving access to effective treatment and neighborhood compatibility.
In 2014, the cost of substance use (SU) in Canada was $38.4 billion— or approximately $1,100 spent for every Canadian regardless of age. This report presents the estimates of the costs of SU in Canada from 2007 to 2014 using the most reliable, up-to-date data sources and methods according to the following categories:
Seminal and key studies on management and supervision in psychosocial therapies for problem drug use.
Tackling Alcohol-Related Anti-Social Behaviour through Civil Injunctions and Criminal Behaviour Orders: A Missed Opportunity?
A new report released by Alcohol Concern/Alcohol Research UK explores the current use and issues over legal powers available to address alcohol-related Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).
Incautaciones de droga en Centros de Atención Institucional del Sistema Penitenciario Costarricense. Anuario Estadístico 2017
El objetivo primordial de este estudio, consiste en brindar información a las autoridades competentes sobre la disponibilidad y el volumen de los tipos de drogas que se trafican a lo interno de cada centro penal a fin de que se elaboren propuestas y acciones en la atención y prevención del consumo y del tráfico en aras de propiciar mejores condiciones de seguridad y convivencia en la población privada de libertad ya de por sí agobiada por un e