Publications

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

Published by
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.

Effectiveness Bank Alcohol Treatment Matrix 2017

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Time for a résumé of the 2017 refresh of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. Released fortnightly, the 25 cells and ‘bite’ commentaries cumulated to a course reflecting on the most significant research underpinning practice, leading you through seminal and key studies on brief alcohol interventions and the treatment of problem drinking.

Drug Use in England and Wales

Published by
The Home Office (UK)
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Illegal drug use trends among 16- to 59-year-olds in England and Wales are examined in a new UK Home Office release based on the findings from the 2016 – 2017 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).

The survey used a representative sample of household residents in England and Wales.

The release covers:

Alcohol Treatment Matrix Row 5: Safeguarding the Community

Published by
Drug and Alcohol Findings Effectiveness Bank
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Time to consolidate the lessons of the course’s last five instalments about treatment intended to safeguard the community, the final row of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. A common theme is the contradiction between treatment centred on the patient’s welfare, yet offered within a system which prioritises the wider community, and sees the patient essentially as a threat.

Guidelines on Drug Prevention and Treatment for Girls and Women

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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The publication Guidelines on Drug Prevention and Treatment for Girls and Women by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discusses alcohol and drug use prevalence and trends among girls and women globally.

The document details key research on factors of vulnerability and resilience that are specific to girls and women.

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

Published by
American Academy of Family Physicians

Risky alcohol use, defined as any level of alcohol consumption which increases the risk of harm to oneself or others, is both a substance use disorder and medical issue. Recognized as one of the leading preventable causes of death, risky alcohol use leads to over 88,000 deaths each year in the United States. Among adults in the U.S., approximately 58% of men and 46% of women report drinking in the last 30 days.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Published by
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) presents its Principles of Adolescent Drug Addiction Treatment.

The document focuses exclusively on the realities of substance use among youth (12 to 17 years).

Illegal substances, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco are all covered, alongside the unique treatment needs of young people.

Predicting the Size and Characteristics of the Drug Treatment Population – Technical Methods

Published by
Public Health England
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Aim and data specification

This analysis was based on monthly data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) from December 2005 to November 2016. NDTMS is taken to be a comprehensive description of drug treatment provision for this period.