A glossary of drug policy terminology produced by the Drug Policy Network South East Europe is now available in English and Spanish.
The purpose of this publication is to develop and provide basic guidelines and criteria for the development of programmes to assess standards of care in the treatment of substance abusers in the CARICOM region.
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.
This report presents information on four types of outcomes from the four different data sources:
The Ministry of Justice and the law created the system of early alerts (SAT) of Colombia, in order to monitor and alert promptly the emergence of NPS and changes in patterns of drug use, as part of the functions of the Observatory of drugs of Colombia.
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
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.
Substance (Drug) Abuse is increasing in Kenya and especially among the youth. Current statistics indicate that more than half of drug users are aged 10-19 years. Most studies done in the country indicate that the commonly used drugs are nicotine, alcohol and cannabis.
The United Kingdom Focal Point on Drugs (UK Focal Point) 2017 report is available on the UK government's digital portal.
As a result of America’s current addiction epidemic, babies and pre-school age children are being accidentally exposed at unacceptably high rates to toxic, addictive substances including nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, prescription drugs, marijuana and illicit drugs.
Nowadays, one of the most prevalent patterns of alcohol consumption is called binge drinking (BD).
Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Web-Based Computer-Tailored Intervention to Prevent Binge Drinking in Adolescents: Study Protocol
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.
Seminal work from Australia identified these as the three pillars of medication-based treatment of drug dependence; they form the kernel of this bite’s exploration of organisational influences on these treatments.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Health and Human Services US Government Department (HSS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have collaborated to create a manual on the use of medication in alcohol use disorder treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Gaining a leading role opposite a forgotten social reality
Eduardo H. Loyola Arguello (ISSUP Member)
Seminal and key studies on the role of management in medical interventions for drug dependence.
- 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
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.
This document is a useful resource for physicians that manage care services of patients with drug use disorders and its related consequences.
The purpose of this guide is to give people an idea of what you can expect when they have finished the process of detoxification. Ideas to help people stay away from alcohol and other drugs. Also explains the stages of the recovery, as well as what could be the problems that confront during this process.
Supporting Nurse Mentors to Reduce the Barriers to Implementing Alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in Primary Care
- 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
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.
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.
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.