Publications

Substance Use and the Maldives

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Ali Adyb - International Master Trainer
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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.

The Use of Non-Prescribed Benzodiazepines and/or Amphetamines Predict Treatment Instability in Opioid Maintenance Treatment

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Thomas Clausen and Ashley Elizabeth Muller
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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.

SAMHSA’s 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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

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Science Journal of Public Health Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016, Pages: 17-19
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Sexual Behaviour and Abuse of Drugs Among Urban Teenagers in Lagos

Molobe Ikenna Daniel 1, 2, 3, 4

Unified Initiative for a Drug-Free Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD), Stockholm, Sweden

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Drug Abuse among Sports Men and Women in Lagos State, Nigeria

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International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences ISSN: 2167-0447 Vol. 2 (3), pp.077-085, March, 2012. © International Scholars Journals
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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

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Cell: Reconciling the Interests of Community, Clients, and Families

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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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.

Approaches to Substance Use Prevention Utilizing School Curriculum Plus Social Environment Change

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Science Direct
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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.

Manual de instrucción de SAMHSA para la prevención de la sobredosis de opioides

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SAMHSA

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.

Observatorio del Narcotráfico en Chile, Informe 2017

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Unidad Especializada en Tráfico Ilícito de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Sicotrópicas
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Presentación

¿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.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Tobacco Product Display at Points-of-Sale in Kenya

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Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA)
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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.

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Cell: Psychosocial Approaches in Drug Treatment Systems

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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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.

Baltimore Mayor’s Heroin Treatment & Prevention Task Force Report

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City of Baltimore
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.

Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms 2007–2014

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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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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:

Tackling Alcohol-Related Anti-Social Behaviour through Civil Injunctions and Criminal Behaviour Orders: A Missed Opportunity?

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Alcohol Concern, Alcohol Research UK
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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

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Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas
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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