Digital healthcare, also known as e-health, refers to tools and services that use information and communication technology to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of health.
The Scottish Government has released the new Alcohol and Drugs Strategy, which aims to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths. There were a record 934 drugs-related deaths in Scotland in 2017, a figure that has almos
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction have released their first report on the medical use of cannabis.
The report is part of a new series called Cannabis, Controversies and Challenges, and is designed to explore the complexities surrounding the issue and open up an informed discussion.
The science of addiction is complicated, and it continues to be a field where the debate over definitions, models, theories, and the most appropriate ways to respond continues.
EMCDDA's Insight Review provides a critical analysis of the different models of addiction.
A ESPIRITUALIDADE/RELIGIOSIDADE COMO FATOR DE PROTEÇÃO CONTRA O USO DE SUBSTÂNCIAS PSICOATIVAS NA ADOLESCÊNCIA
Artigo de revisão publicada na Revista debates em Psiquiatria - Jul/Ago 2017
The Journal of Addiction has published its latest podcast describing the highlights from the December issue of Addiction.
In addition to describing the key features that are presented in the journal, the podcast includes a selection of interviews from authors who have had their papers published in the December issue.
Almost a fifth more alcohol is sold per adult in Scotland than in England and Wales. It is believed 1 in 4 people drink at hazardous or harmful levels and in 2016 alone there were over 1,200 alcohol-related deaths in Scotland.
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) have released their latest technical report “Monitoring Drug Use in Recreational Settings across Europe: Conceptual Challenges and Methodological Innovations”.
El consumo de drogas sigue representando un problema importante en las Américas, y uno que desa a a los formuladores de polí cas en los niveles más altos. La Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD), de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), actúa como el principal foro del Hemisferio Occidental para el debate de polí cas y la cooperación hemisférica en materia de drogas.
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. Hepatitis C is associated with drug use, therefore an often overlooked, yet painful component, of hepatitis C can be the stigma that is frequently attached.
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 European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction has published their latest perspective on drugs titled Preventing Overdose Deaths in Europe.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has released its latest report on the state of public health, with a spotlight on the prevention of problematic substance use among youth.
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.