Drug use continues to represent a significant problem in the Americas, and one that challenges policy makers at the highest levels. The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (known by its Spanish language acronym, CICAD), of the Organization of American States (OAS), serves as the preeminent Western Hemisphere forum for policy discussion and hemispheric cooperation on drugs.
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University commissioned this study to better understand the economic and social costs of legalized marijuana. While much has been written about the tax revenue and total sales generated from commercial marijuana, there has been little research to understand how Coloradans are paying to mitigate the consequences of commercial marijuana.
Hepatitis C is a highly infectious blood-borne virus that affects the cells of the liver causing inflammation. Although many people with the virus may have no symptoms at all people can experience jaundice, depression, fatigue, skin problems, stomach pain and loss of appetite.
The Field Guide to Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Program Development is an annual publication by the U.S.
Think more than twice before detoxifying from methadone was the message of a study based on the unusually detailed records kept by the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Problem/Condition: Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer, contributing to at least 12 types of cancer, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx; esophagus; stomach; colon and rectum; liver; pancreas; larynx; lung, bronchus, and trachea; kidney and renal pelvis; urinary bladder; and cervix.
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) has published its latest report, ‘Dying for a drink’.
There were over 9000 fatal overdoses in Europe in 2016. Tackling this concerning issues remains a key priority for public health policy.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has released its latest report on the state of public health,
Time to consolidate the lessons of the last five instalments of our course on drug treatment research. Row 5 explored key studies on treatment in relation to safeguarding the family and the community from crime.
YOUTH AND DEVELOPMENT: Risk factors and protection of adolescents in the city of Campos do jordao-state of São Paulo-Brazil
This blog post by ICUDDR Executive Director, Kim Johnson, discusses a method for measuring national outcomes of efforts to reduce the number of overdose deaths in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its five point strategy to combat opioid abuse, misuse, and overdose.
The five points that the strategy is based on are to:
El consumo de drogas y su tratamiento dese la perspectiva de familiares y amigos de consumidores - Guatemala
Actualmente Guatemala cuenta con una población de 13,344,770 personas que tiene una elevada tasa de población migrante, tanto nacional como internacional. Relacionado con el abuso de drogas, el país presenta la más alta tasa de consumo de mariguana en Centroamérica, y el consumo de cocaína se reconoce como un serio problema, que afecta mayoritariamente a los adolescentes y adultos jóvenes (15-30 años).
Guatemala cuenta con una población de 15,073,375 personas, con pirámide poblacional mayoritariamente joven. Este estudio de tipo transversal, descriptivo, correlacional en una muestra de 13,856 estudiantes de ambos sexos, en edades comprendidas entre los 11 y 22 años de edad, del nivel medio y diversificado de educación pública y privada a nivel nacional, analiza el problema de drogas en esa población.
We are in dire need of better understanding the nature and extent of the impact of drug abuse in the Maldives and only through this understanding will we be able to make the decisions to identify appropriate strategies to combat the problem of drug abuse in the Maldives.
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.