The Untold Story: Harms Experienced in the Irish Population Due to Others’ Drinking

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The reach of alcohol’s harm to others (AH2O) across Irish society is evident within families, among friends, in the workplace, and is felt by strangers in public spaces. Health, social and law enforcement services become involved in dealing with the consequences of AH2O. The cost estimates of alcohol’s harm to others in Ireland provided in this study are based solely on the AH2O survey data.

The Economic Impact of Changes in Alcohol Consumption in the UK

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Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), University of Strathclyde Business School
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Executive Summary

The alcohol industry (both manufacturing and sales) is important to the UK Economy as it supports thousands of jobs (IAS, 2017a; Oxford Economics, 2016). However, there are many well documented adverse effects of high alcohol consumption, most notably on public health. With the UK having one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in the world, recent Government policy has sought to address some of this harm.

Guidelines on the Management of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Conditions in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Settings

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Australian Government Department of Health

In a nutshell...

These Guidelines aim to provide alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers with evidence-based information to assist with the management of co-occurring, or comorbid, AOD and mental health conditions. They represent an update and revision of the first edition of these Guidelines published in 2009.

Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Web-Based Computer-Tailored Intervention to Prevent Binge Drinking in Adolescents: Study Protocol

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Lima-Serrano M, Martínez-Montilla JM, Lima-Rodríguez JS, Mercken L, de Vries H.
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Binge-drinking in adolescents is a highly prevalent healthcare problem that associates physical and mental health complications with community implications. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of the first web-based computer tailored intervention aimed at the prevention of binge drinking in Spanish adolescents.

Drug Misuse Prevention Quality Standards

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This quality standard covers the prevention or delay of harmful use of drugs by children, young people and adults most likely to start using drugs, or already experimenting or using drugs occasionally. This includes illegal psychoactive substances, solvents, volatile substances, image- and performance-enhancing drugs, prescription-only medicines and over-the-counter medicines.

Impact of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use on the Burden of Disease and Injury in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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This report quantifies the health impact that alcohol and illicit drug use place on Australia, including as risk factors for other diseases and injuries. It estimates that alcohol and illicit drugs were collectively responsible for 6.7% of Australia’s disease burden in 2011.

Centre for criminal networks and illicit trafficking of the Real Instituto Elcano

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Real Instituto Elcano Royal Institute
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This valuable document, Sonia Alda Mejías presents an approach to the analysis of illegal flows of trafficking in cocaine. It does this through a vision that provides some of the key aspects of the analysis of transnational criminal networks, which form part of a world of hiperglobalizado.

Deaths Related to Volatile Substances and Helium in Great Britain

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Office for National Statistics; Mortality Analysis Team, Health Analysis and Life Events Division
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Main points

  • In 2016, there were 64 deaths related to volatile substances registered in Great Britain; over 80% of these volatile substance abuse (VSA) deaths were males.
  • There were 834 deaths involving volatile substances registered between 2001 and 2016.
  • The mortality rate has remained similar throughout the time period, with 1 VSA-related death per million population in 2016.
  • Residents of Scotland

Our Invisible Addicts

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Older adults are often overlooked or even illegally excluded from treatment and support. A recent report found that 75% of residential rehabilitation centres had arbitrary upper age limits and had limited or no disabled access, and follows a series of previous calls to end stigmatization of older adults with alcohol problems  and limited service access.

Supporting Nurse Mentors to Reduce the Barriers to Implementing Alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in Primary Care

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Alcohol Research UK
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Key Findings

  • The findings of this project suggest that providing a relatively low level of support to nurse mentors based in primary care leads to a significant increase in the delivery of IBA.
  • There was a marked increase in the percentage of patients screening positive at an initial screening test going on to receive IBA from 30% at the beginning of the project to 48% at the end.
  • There was a modest increase

Smoking and Dementia

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Age Scotland & ASH Scotland


Dementia is a set of symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This can include problems with memory loss, thinking, mental agility, language and understanding. Dementia is common – around 90,000 people in Scotland have the condition - and the risk of it developing increases as you get older.

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Cell: Bridging the Chasm; Legal Drug Prescribers Relating to Illegal Drug Users

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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In 1960s Britain a chasm of opposing agendas and social distance opened up between doctors treating drug addiction and their patients. This cell of the Drug Treatment Matrix examines how bridging such chasms makes treatment more effective.

Dissemination and Implementation in Health for Researchers and Practitioners

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University of Colorado

Closing the gap between research discovery and clinical and community practice is essential if we are to succeed in improving our nation’s health.

Understanding how best to disseminate and implement evidence-based healthcare and prevention, while not implementing inappropriate or unnecessary services, is challenging.

We have designed this eBook as a resource tool for you.

Guide to treatment and social integration in the field of addictions

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IAPA Instituto para la Atención y Prevención de las Adicciones en la Ciudad de México

The aim of this guide is to facilitate the understanding of the problem of adolescent substance use, as well as present practices based on clinical evidence more effective guidance and intervention with this population.

The guide is addressed to health professionals working in services for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of addictions.