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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
As an aspect of its general responsibility for the health of the American people, the U.S. Congress has been
concerned about the treatment of persons with alcohol problems. From time to time Congress has sought
This report, ‘Taking a New Line on Drugs’, comes at a timely moment for drugs strategy both in the UK and across the world.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Cannabis is the psychoactive substance under international control used in the world. In 2013, about 181.8 million of people from 15 to 64 years worldwide have used cannabis without medical purpose (estimate of uncertainty of 128.5 to 232.1 million) (UNODC, 2015).
Cannabis is the substance psychoactive under international control most widely used around the world. It is estimated that, in 2013, 181.8 million people aged 15 to 64 consumed cannabis without medical purposes around the world (estimates of uncertainty: 128, 5-232, 1 million) (UNODC, 2015).
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
Territorial patterns and socio-demographic factors associated with the killings and drug trafficking in Costa Rica
The results of the study allow to confirm the existence of spatial clusters related to the killings and seizure of drugs at the district level. In other words, both events do not occur randomly in space, they have defined patterns of agglomeration or spatial Association, i.e. what happens affects district in the neighboring district.
Treatment of consumption
Study on patterns of psychoactive substances consumption in indigenous and groups originating from the city of Mexico 2014
This interesting text is the product of collaboration between the Institute of care and prevention of addictions (IAPA) and the National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (INFRDM), institutions that share the commitment to generate knowledge about problems associated with the inequity, the conditions of life of the indigenous population and the consumption of psychoactive substances.
Across the whole of Scotland, neighbourhoods with the highest alcohol outlet availability had significantly higher rates of alcohol-related health harm and crime.
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.