Publications

Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms 2007–2014

Published by
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?

Published by
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

Published by
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

Seek quality treatment for substance use disorders

Published by
SAMHSA
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This fact sheet can be used as a guide for people seeking mental health treatment. It offers three steps to carry out before using a treatment center, as well as the five signs of a treatment center of quality, which includes reviewing the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, the role of families and support networks.

European Drug Report 2018

Published by
European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction
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The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has released their latest European Drugs report. 

Covering 30 European countries the report explores drug trends, developments in prevention and treatment, public health issues, supply and drug policy. 

Available in 24 languages the report is free to download from the EMCDDA website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/edr2018

Caribbean Drug Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Gang and Youth Violence Focused Institutions

Published by
CICAD
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The Directory of drug prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and gang and youth violence focused institutions in the English-Speaking Caribbean was compiled from the results of an agency mapping exercise conducted for the CICAD/OAS Training and Certification Program (PROCCER).

Mental Health Atlas 2017

Published by
WHO
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6 June 2018 – WHO's Mental Health Atlas 2017 reveals that although some countries have made progress in mental health policy-making and planning, there is a global shortage of health workers trained in mental health and a lack of investment in community-based mental health facilities.

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Cell: Elusively Important: The Practitioner in Psychosocial Therapies

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Key studies on the impact of the practitioner in psychosocial therapies. Takes Carl Rogers’ seminal work as its starting point, explains why being genuine sometimes means breaking the ‘rules’, and why effective therapy is not just a matter of being nice. Finally guides you through the complexities which - despite its obvious importance to clients - obscure the impact of the client-worker relationship.

Public Health Language for Recreational Cannabis Laws

Published by
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco
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Cannabis legalization for recreational use (also called “adult use”) is a reality in a growing number of US states despite continued federal prohibition and limited scientific research on the long-term and short-term health effects of cannabis use. There may be benefits to legalization, but there are also significant public health risks, including many that strongly echo those caused by tobacco and alcohol.

#StatusofMind: Social Media and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Published by
Royal Society for Public Health

KEY POINTS

  • 91% of 16-24 year olds use the internet for social networking
  • Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol
  • Rates of anxiety and depression in young people have risen 70% in the past 25 years
  • Social media use is linked with increased rates of anxiety, depression and poor sleep
  • Cyber bullying is a growing problem with 7 in 10 young people saying th

How Can Contingency Management Support Treatment for Substance Use Disorders? A Systematic Review

Published by
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
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Rewarding people dependent on illegal drugs for not using those drugs is a controversial tactic, one this report from the European Union’s drug misuse centre found patchily effective in extending retention and reducing substance use as a supplement to medication-based treatments. Read the Effectiveness Bank analysis.

Pregnancy & Opioids Guide

Published by
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

INTRODUCTION

Is there a young woman in your life who is pregnant and misusing or addicted to opioids? Perhaps it’s your daughter or granddaughter, your son’s girlfriend or wife, a niece or a friend. Here you’ll find information to help her have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

The Hardest Hit: Addressing the Crisis in Alcohol Treatment Services

Published by
Alcohol Concern, Alcohol Research UK
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This research, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm on 1 May 2018, warns that the alcohol treatment sector is in crisis. These services are entering into a cycle of disinvestment, staff depletion, and reduced capacity, and this is due to get worse; in 2020 ring-fenced public health funding will end, posing additional risk to the areas of highest need.

Alcohol and Mental Health: Policy and Practice in England

Published by
Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS); Centre for Mental Health
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many people who misuse alcohol also have a mental health difficulty, and many people with mental health problems also misuse alcohol. Yet few get effective help from either alcohol or mental health services. National policies relating to alcohol make scant reference to mental health, while national mental health policies pay little regard to alcohol.

Violence, children and organized crime

Published by
CIDH
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The report comes in the wake of the constant Commission carries out the conditions for the exercise of the human rights of girls, boys and adolescents, conditions of vulnerability and violations to the same monitoring. In this regard, the Commission has made monitoring how contexts of insecurity and violence are living in the region have an impact to children and adolescents and their rights.

Violence, Children and Organized Crime

Published by
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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This report stems from the Commission’s constant monitoring of the conditions in which children and adolescents exercise their human rights, as well as the vulnerability and violation thereof. The Commission has monitored how the region’s insecurity and violence are impacting children, adolescents, and their rights.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children of Alcoholics: A Manifesto For Change

Published by
All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)

Executive Summary

One in five children in the UK lives with a parent who drinks too much – that’s over 2.5 million children. They are Britain’s innocent victims of drink.

Hard-drinking parents hurt their children for life. Compared to other children, children of alcoholics are:

Evaluation of the national strategy to address the problem of drugs in Uruguay

Published by
Junta Nacional de Drogas de Uruguay

This document presents the findings of the external evaluation of the national strategy for drug (END) developed by a team from the Faculty of social sciences of the University of the Republic in the last quarter of 2014. The document is articulated in five sections. After this introduction, the institutional background of the END and its main guidelines are presented.

Overview of European University-Based Study Programmes in the Addictions Field

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Pavlovská, A., Miovský, M., Babor, T. F. & Gabrhelík, R. (2017). Overview of the European university-based study programmes in the addictions field, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 24:6, 485-491. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2016.1223603

In 2015, the team from the Department of Addictology (First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague) in cooperation with our colleague from the Department of Community Medicine & Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Professor Thomas Babo

A Review of Workplace Substance Use Policies in Canada: Strengths, Gaps and Key Considerations

Published by
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Suggested citation: Meister, S.R. (2018). A Review of Workplace Substance Use Policies in Canada: Strengths, Gaps and Key Considerations. Ottawa, Ont.: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

A review of workplace substance use policies in Canada