Publications

Children and Young People Exposed Prenatally to Alcohol - Clinical Guidelines

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The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
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Alcohol consumption in pregnancy has the potential to cause significant fetal damage. It is estimated that approximately 3.2% of babies born in the UK are affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, though the guidance says currently few children are identified or receive support.

Guides for Clinicians Diagnosis and Management of Tobacco Dependency

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Primary Care Respiratory Society
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Tobacco use is one of the key risk factors for many chronic diseases including lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Despite this, it is common throughout the world. The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) have developed a new guide for clinicians to support the diagnosis and management of tobacco dependency.

Atlas of Mental Health of the Americas 2017 / Atlas de salud mental de las Américas 2017

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PAHO/WHO
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The data in this report show that there has been a gradual development of mental health policies, laws, programs, and services in the Region of the Americas. However, major efforts, commitments, and resources are still needed to meet the regional objectives.

Cobertura jornalística sobre drogas: distorções e potencialidades na prevenção

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Ana Regina Noto, Emérita Sátiro Opaleye, Danilo Polverini Locatelli e Telmo Mota Ronzani
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Capítulo 11 do Livro: Ações integradas sobre drogas: prevenção, abordagens e políticas públicas. Ed. UFJF, 2013.

The content discussed highlights the influence of the media in the process of health promotion related to alcohol and other drug use.

Improving Care to Prevent Suicide among People with Serious Mental Illness

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NASEM
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On September 11–12, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss what is known, what is currently being done, and what needs to be done to identify and reduce suicide risk among people with serious mental illness in the United States.

A prática de binge drinking entre jovens e o papel das promoções de bebidas alcoólicas: uma questão de saúde pública.

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Zila M. Sanchez
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A prática de binge drinking entre jovens e o papel das promoções de bebidas alcoólicas: uma questão de saúde pública.

Zila M. Sanchez
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, São Paulo-SP, Brasil

Binge drinking among young Brazilians and the promotion of alcoholic beverages: a Public Health concern

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

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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

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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.