Publications

WHO Alcohol Brief Intervention Training Manual for Primary Care (2017)

Published by
World Health Organization

Alcohol contributes significantly to the disease and mortality burden in the WHO European Region, and primary health care systems play an important role in reducing the impact of harmful alcohol use. Screening and brief interventions (SBIs) for alcohol are an evidence-informed approach to addressing the needs of the many patients presenting in primary care who may benefit from reducing their alcohol consumption.

The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

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The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
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The Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis

The primary goal of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is to develop an effective set of recommendations for the President to combat the opioid crisis and drug addiction in our nation.

2016 Indonesia National Drug Use Survey

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Badan Narkotika Nasional (BNN) and Universitas Indonesia
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Indonesia's anti-drug agency, BNN, produced its national drug use survey in collaboration with the University of Indonesia.  Released in February 2017 and covering data from 2016, this report reports on drug use among 11 to 27 year olds.  The report is only available in Bahasa.

Beyond Beds: The Vital Role of a Full Continuum of Psychiatric Care

Published by
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Treatment Advocacy Center, SAMHSA
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Summary

Nearly 10 million individuals in the United States are estimated to live with a diagnosable psychiatric condition sufficiently serious to impair their personal, social and economic functioning. Hardly a day goes by without a study, headline, court case or legislative action calling for reform of the mental health system to better serve this population. Often, these calls to action end in two words: “More beds.”

Ending the Opioid Crisis: A Practical Guide for State Policymakers

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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
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BACKGROUND

Although the opioid epidemic is a national issue, states shoulder the majority of the financial and social burden caused by addiction. Fortunately, there are many actions that states can take to effectively address the opioid epidemic and the larger public health crisis of addiction.  

Fentanyl and its Analogues - 50 years on

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UNODC
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ABSTRACT

Fentanyl and its analogues are potent synthetic opioids, which are liable to abuse. They are often sold under the guise of heroin or prescription medicines, such as oxycodone, and this exacerbates the risk of overdose and associated fatalities. An increasing number of deaths have been associated with the use of fentanyl and its analogues, particularly in North America.

Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix: Going with the Grain; Organisation, Ethos and Harm Reduction

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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On-line course moves up to the level of the organisation and its influence on drug-related harm. Learn how in methadone clinics and needle exchanges, misguided ‘good intentions’ placed service users at risk.

The Brain Under Construction – A Window into the Developing Brain

Published by
Mentor-Adepis
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The Brain Under Construction – A Window into the Developing Brain is a new debriefing paper by Mentor-Adepis. It forms part of a mini-series on the ‘Brain Under Construction’, which is geared towards helping professionals to better-understand the young people that they support. A Window into the Developing Brain examines the function and structuring of the brain, in particularly the uniqueness of the adolescent brain.

Drug Policy Evaluation

Published by
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
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Drug Policy Evaluation: A Seven-Step Guide to Support the Commissioning and Managing of Evaluations is a new resource from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

Childhood Matters: Alcohol and Drug Problems from a Child Rights Perspective

Published by
ADD-FORUT

Millions of children globally suffer as a consequence of the use of intoxicating substances like alcohol and illicit drugs. This is an important, but too often neglected, child rights issue. The new FORUT publication “Childhood matters” describes this problem and suggests action to be taken to protect children’s health and well-being.

Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix Cell C1: Life and Death Decisions for Drug Harm Reduction Management

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Explores how harm reduction impacts are affected by the management of the service and of the intervention. Highlights the studies which showed that treatment-termination and needle-exchange policies can mean life or death for service users, and the dilemmas of squaring this responsibility with maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment and satisfying community concerns over discarded needles.

CICAD Hemispheric Guidelines on School-Based Prevention

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CICAD
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As developed by CICAD's Expert Group on Demand Reduction and approved by the Commission in 2004, these guidelines speak to strategies to conduct research, create educational materials, train teachers, and carry out and evaluate prevention programs at the national level in a way that is responsive to regional, state, and local needs expressed within each school. Drug use problems threaten personal health, disrupt family integra

Human rights and youth playbook

Published by
UNISAL, Prefeitura de Lorena e Movimento Lorena pela VIDA
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Last Friday, we launched the new volume in our series of booklets on human rights, the UNISAL-Lorena. I had the joy of organizing such a primer with Dr. Maria Aparecida Alkimim. A realization of the Lorraine Movement for life, in partnership with the city of Lorraine and the Masters program of the Centro Universitário Salesiano de São Paulo-UNISAL.

The 2014-2015 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS)

Published by
National Cancer Institute
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Especially due to its large sample size and incorporation into the CPS survey, the TUS provides a unique opportunity for tracking long-term trends in tobacco use, cessation attempts, and tobacco-related policies; evaluation of tobacco control programs/interventions; study of tobacco-related health disparities; and conduct of other tobacco control research. TUS-CPS data can be analyzed at the U.S.

Effectiveness Bank Drug Treatment Matrix Cell B1: The Practitioner in Harm Reduction

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Second cell of the Drug Treatment Matrix explores key studies on the impact of the practitioner on reducing harms associated with illegal drug use, in which trust emerges as a fundamental ingredient. Reconceptualise needle exchanges as safe havens in a largely rejecting world, and explore why a Philadelphia methadone counsellor stood out - for the wrong reasons.

A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Published by
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Tobacco use remains the nation’s leading cause of preventable premature death, including death from cancer, and progress in reducing tobacco use and related disease and death has not been equally distributed across population groups. This monograph examines the current evidence surrounding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD) across the tobacco use continuum—initiation, secondhand smoke exposure, current use, frequency and intensity, cess

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Drug Prevention: A Manual for Programme Planners and Evaluators

Published by
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
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Guidelines for the Evaluation of Drug Prevention: A Manual for Programme Planners and Evaluators is a publication by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).