Publications

Alcohol and Drugs Prevention, Treatment and Recovery: Why Invest?

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Public Health England (PHE)
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Estimates show that in the UK the social and economic costs of alcohol related harm amount to £21.5bn, while harm from illicit drug use costs £10.7bn. These include costs associated with deaths, the NHS, crime and, in the case of alcohol, lost productivity.

Providing well funded drug and alcohol services is good value for money because it cuts crime, improves health, and can support individuals and families on the road to recovery.

The International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies

Published by
University of Victoria, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
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The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria have released The International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies.

Comprising of a set of guidelines, methods, and tools this resource was produced with the aim of creating a standardised set of methodologies for alcohol researchers. 

Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix Row 2: Cross-Modality Fundamentals

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Time to consolidate the lessons of the five cells in row 2 of the Drug Treatment Matrix. Whether medical or psychosocial, if you work in/with treatment, this is your chance to lift your eyes from the workbench and reconsider what it’s all about and how to make it better.

Parental Alcohol Misuse and Children

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The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
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Parental Alcohol Misuse (PAM) can negatively affect children’s physical and mental health, and other outcomes including educational attainment and behaviour. Effects can be acute when experienced in conjunction with other adverse experiences such as domestic abuse, marital conflict, and deprivation. PAM is a common feature in child protection and care proceedings, and places a considerable burden on social services.

Alcohol: no ordinary consumer product

Published by
Oxford University Press

From a public health perspective, alcohol consumption plays an important role in the causation of disability, illness and death on a global scale. It also contributes substantially to the family dysfunction, violence and psychiatric disorders. With the increasing globalization of production, trade and marketing of alcohol, it becomes evident that alcohol control policy need to understand not only national, but also global perspective.

Drug policy and the public good

Published by
Oxford University Press

Drug use has a significant impact on health published by illness, disability, and social problems, and the decision makers are increasingly interested in the development of evidence-based drug policy. Is fundamentanl to strengthen ties between the science of drug addiction and drug policy.

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants

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SAMHSA
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This Clinical Guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. The Clinical Guide helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation and informs individualized treatment decisions.

The brief treatment for cocaine users manual

Published by
Roberto Oropeza Tena, Eiji Alfredo Fukushima Taniguchi, Lizbeth Roberta García Quevedo y Julián Jesús Escobedo Alvarado
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The brief treatment for cocaine users is a cognitive intervention behavioral targeting adult consumers of cocaine (powder and crack). Aiming to teach strategies to stop the consumption of cocaine users.

This work has been since 1998 in the Psychology faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Since 2008 was included as a treatment program in the centers of primary care in addictions of all the Mexican Republic.

Preventive guidelines for children, teenagers, parents and teachers (Mexico)

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https://www.gob.mx/salud/conadic/acciones-y-programas/conadic-presenta-guias-preventivas-para-ninos-ninas-adolescentes-padres-y-maestros-108566
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In the context of strategies to respond to this problem, the National Commission against Addictions in Mexico, developed a complete package of psychoeducational strategies, specifically intended to prevent the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs among children and teenagers.

Poverty and Smoking

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Oxford University Press
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This chapter examines the association between poverty and tobacco use. It provides a comprehensive review of the data on smoking prevalence and consumption levels in different socio-economic groups, both within individual countries and internationally. It finds that smoking is more common among poor men (variously defined by income, education, occupation, or social class) than rich men in nearly all countries.

Consumption of cannabis and its impact

Published by
Academia Nacional de Medicina de México (ANMM)
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FRAGMENT

During the past 20 years, the recreational use of cannabis has become very common, similar to the use of tobacco, especially among adolescents and young adults.
General practitioners are often confronted with patients who may present addiction to cannabis either regular or recreational, as well as certain physical discomfort, therefore, must be informed about the effects of the same.

Commissioning Impact on Drug Treatment

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[UK] Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
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Based on research, financial data and stakeholder surveys and testimonies, the UK government’s official drug policy advisers warn that without significant efforts to protect investment and quality, in England “loss of funding will result in the dismantling of a drug misuse treatment system that has brought huge improvement to the lives of people with drug and

A Systematic Review of Alcohol Interventions for People Living with and beyond Cancer

Published by
Alcohol Research UK
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Background

There is a wealth of evidence pointing to a link between alcohol drinking and cancer.  There is also evidence to suggest that people who have been diagnosed with cancer continue to behave in a way which is risky to their health by smoking cigarettes, eating an unhealthy diet, not exercising, and/or drinking too much alcohol.

Responsible, Safe, and Effective Prescription of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines

Published by
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)

Background: Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by various organizations. However, the US opioid epidemic is continuing and drug dose deaths tripled during 1999 to 2015.

Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem

Published by
The National Academies of: Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (NASEM)
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Alcohol-impaired driving remains the deadliest and costliest danger on U.S. roads today. Every day in the United States, 29 people die in an alcohol-impaired driving crash—one death every 49 minutes. After decades of progress, alcohol-impaired driving fatality rates plateaued and have increased for the past two years—making it a persistent public health and safety problem.

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Cell: Engaging Organisations, Engaging Treatment

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Key studies on the how the functioning of treatment organisations affects the implementation and impacts of improvements. Introduces two high-quality, evidence-based US quality improvement resources, and asks what makes a treatment service engaging and whether to extend engagement into long-term care.

The World Drug PERCEPTION Problem: Countering Prejudices about People Who Use Drugs

Published by
Global Commission on Drug Policy
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This new report focuses on how current perceptions of drugs and people that use them has led to an unrealistic and stigmatising, rather than pragmatic and evidence-based approach to drug policy.

The report aims to analyse the most common perceptions and fears, contrast them with available evidence and provides recommendations on changes that must be enacted to support reforms toward more effective drug policy.