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.
Drug-based treatments dominate opiate addiction treatment but are far from universally accepted. Referring to chemical ‘solutions’ to addiction, the ‘bite’ commentary on this cell ends with the “curious possibility that precisely because a technology is (relatively) effortlessly effective, it is to that degree under suspicion”.
Intervention guide mhGAP for mental, neurological disorders and substance use in the level of non-specialized health care. Version 2.0
Mental, neurological and substance (MNS) disorders are very common and represent a large burden of disease and disability around the world. There remains a wide gap between the capacity of health systems and resources, between what is urgently needed and what is available to reduce the charge. Approximately 1 out of every 10 people suffers from a mental health disorder, but only 1% of global health staff provides mental health care services.
mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0 for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings
This is the second version (2016) of the mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialist health settings. It is for use by doctors, nurses, other health workers as well as health planners and managers. The Intervention Guide presents the integrated management of priority MNS conditions using algorithms for clinical decision making.
Many people think that to avoid or keep away a problem, the best thing you can do is not to talk about it. Unfortunately, this idea is very common when it comes to consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, especially among young people. In addition to bias, there is a great lack of information, so although fathers and mothers wanted to touch the topic with their children, do not know how to do it.
This guide is designed to assist clinicians serving adult patients in screening for drug use. The NIDA Quick Screen was adapted from the single-question screen for drug use in primary care by Smith et al.
Guide to clinical advice for treatment and rehabilitation programs in drugs in specific population of adult women.
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The present compendium of chemical characterization of Fumables cocaine is part of the cocaine Fumables project in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, coordinated by the Inter-American Observatory on drugs of the Inter-American Commission for the Control of the abuse of drugs of the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OID-SSM-CICAD-OAS) with funding from INL-USA.
The last decade has seen the emergence of new internet technologies that have acted as important facilitators of online drug markets. The internet now hosts a range of virtual marketplaces (both on the surface and deep web) for selling and buying illicit substances, as well as representing a new arena for health and law enforcement interventions.