Publications

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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).

Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published by
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Since the 1930s, the response to drug addiction has moved from one that focuses on the need to punish users to another that recognises the importance of prevention and treatment approaches.

In other words, thanks to scientific advances, substance abuse has evolved from a judicial to a heath issue.

Why Are Many American Adults Misusing Prescription Painkillers?

Published by
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Prescription painkillers are second only to marijuana as the United States drug of choice. Around 91.8 million Americans aged 18 and above used prescription painkillers in 2014, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). That’s about 38% of the population.

Preventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults

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US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
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Preventing Marijuana Use among Youth and Young Adults is a new release from the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

It provides the latest facts about marijuana use in the United States and includes information about the negative physical, academic and social consequences associated with the drug.

Is it possible to have a real fight?

Published by
abc color Paraguayan Newspaper
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Geraldine González Williman is an expert in the prevention and treatment of addictions of legal or illegal drugs. In this interview, details on the plans of action applicable to the Paraguay to combat a scourge that every day grows more.

How difficult it is, at present, prevent the use of illegal drugs in the Paraguay?

EMCDDA Insights: Prevention of Substance Abuse

Published by
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
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Prevention of Substance Abuse by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is a report that draws on evidence-based research to assess substance use prevention interventions, in terms of their ability to effectively delay, reduce or prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances among children and young people.