Publications

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

Published by
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

Published by
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

Published by
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

Published by
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

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

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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

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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.