This guide presents information on raising children to be drug free.
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.
Often called the Orange Book, this is guidance for clinicians treating people with drug problems.
This 2017 version offers new guidelines on:
Publishing Addiction Science is a comprehensive guide for addiction scientists facing the complex process of contributing to scholarly journals.
This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose.
The UK government has today released its new drug strategy. It is the first such document in seven years. The strategy focuses on four strands including reducing demand, restricting supply, building recovery and global action.
Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: Reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications.
This Guideis written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.
Effectiveness Bank Matrix Bite: Treatment Systems to Reduce Alcohol-Related Crime and Safeguard the Community
Final cell of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. The theme is set by an Australian review which argues that despite radically different starting points, criminal justice and treatment systems must collaborate to deliver treatment.
In 1989 a whirlwind of concern was stirred up by a US drug enforcement officer who predicted for Britain a US-style “explosion” of violence associated with the ‘almost instantly addictive’ crack version of cocaine. That did not happen - but what did, where do those claims stand today, and what of cocaine powder, for decades seen as the champagne set’s favourite drug?
The World Health Statistics series is the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual compilation of health statistics for its member states. The latest World Health Statistics provides data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets as well as data on life expectancy. This edition also includes success stories from several countries that are making progress towards the health-related SDG targets.
This cell in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix explores the influence of an organisation’s structures and processes on how well it delivers treatment for drinking problems in criminal justice and allied settings.
Half of all surveyed UK injectors infected, a quarter within three years of starting to inject - for a time it seemed impossible to reverse the epidemic of hepatitis C infection. Now we know that aided by new treatments which clear the infection, it can be done ... but will we? A major new analysis for World Hepatitis Day.
Background: Research suggests that sexual minorities (e.g. people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual) are at greater risk for substance use and mental health issues compared with the sexual majority population that identifies as being heterosexual.
Now in its 20th year of publication, the UNODC World Drug Report for 2017 is now available.
It consists of 5 accessible booklets:
Booklet 1 provides a summary of the subsequent 4 booklets. It also discusses the policy implications of the findings they present.
Booklet 2 focuses on the supply, use and health consequences of drug use.
This week saw the seminar launch at Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians of two key reports on alcohol interventions in primary care settings published by the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Stirling
Luego de muchos años de investigación en el área de publicidad del alcohol, incluye varias publicaciones en revistas científicas y libros, un grupo de investigadores se fue formando en Brasil y nos encontramos con el tema llamado “responsabilidad social” de las empresas de alcohol. Este fenómeno se volvió cada vez más frecuente en Brasil a partir de los años 2000.
New figures from NHS England present the most recent smoking statistics nationwide.
The report offers a general image of smoking habits and related health issues across England.
It includes information on:
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has recently teamed up with the National Recovery Advisory Committee to produce the first Canadian survey of people in recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism.
The findings reached will be particularly useful to healthcare providers, policy-makers and members of the public and help to foster a social environment that supports and celebrates the principles of recovery.
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has recently released its European Drug Report for 2017. The document offers an overview of the drug situation across the continent. It covers drug supply and use as well as public health issues and drug policy/responses.
The Field Guide to Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Development is an annual publication by the U.S.
A key objective of Facing Addiction’s Action Agenda is to spread the awareness and adoption of youth prevention activities in your communities, examples of which include evidence-based prevention programming highlighted in the 2016 U.S.
Key studies on the role of management in the treatment of problem drinking in criminal justice settings and/or to safeguard the community. Just as for practitioners, for managers the challenge is to extract therapeutic benefit out of a coercive, punishment-oriented context.
The World Health Organization has released a series of briefings on violence prevention. Of particular interest is Chapter 3: Preventing Violence by Reducing Availability and Harmful Use of Alcohol.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has recently published what the organisation describes as ‘an awareness-raising tool’ aimed at policy-makers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders.
Its intent is to guide more effective practice when dealing with substance use issues in rural settings throughout the world.
‘High-risk drug use and new psychoactive substances’, a new report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), takes a look at the emergence of more problematic forms of new psychoactive substance use among a range of demographics.
A cell in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix. In an extreme form, the title poses the dilemma for alcohol treatment staff who may also be (seen as) working for authorities whose main role is to control or punish the ‘client’ or who may be threatening to remove their children.
The final row of the Alcohol Treatment Matrix enters the domain of treatment organised not primarily for the patient, but to safeguard the wider community, encountering what seems a core contradiction depicted on the cover of WHO guidance on alcohol treatment in prison.
A free online training course from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now available.
The course addresses the CDC recommendations with respect to the prescription of opioids for chronic pain as well as their treatment implications.
The aim is to improve decision-making and best practice while the overall health and well-being of the patient remains the number one priority.