Publications

Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland's Alcohol and Drug Treatment Strategy

Published by
Scottish Government
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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

Models of Addiction

Published by
EMCDDA

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.

Informe Sobre el Consumo de Drogas en las Américas 2019 Resumen Ejecutivo

Published by
Observatorio Inter-Americano sobre Drogas
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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.

Report on Drug Use in the Americas 2019, Executive Summary

Published by
Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)
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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.

Economic and Social Costs of Legalized Marijuana

Published by
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University
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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.

Information and Advice for the Families of People Living with Hepatitis C

Published by
ADFAM
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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.

Surveillance for Cancers Associated with Tobacco Use — United States, 2010–2014

Published by
CDC
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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.

El consumo de drogas y su tratamiento dese la perspectiva de familiares y amigos de consumidores - Guatemala

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Rev Latino-am Enfermagem
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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).

Encuesta consumo de drogas, nivel medio de educación - Guatemala

Published by
SECCATID, Universidad Galileo de Guatemala, INL
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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.

Maldives under the Burden of Drugs - Originally Published on 19th May 2014

Published by
Ali Adyb - International Master Trainer
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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.

Substance Use and the Maldives

Published by
Ali Adyb - International Master Trainer
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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.