epidemiology

WHO Global Report on Trends in Prevalence of Tobacco Use 2000-2025

Published by
WHO

Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers. WHO has estimated that tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with many of these deaths occurring prematurely. This total includes about 600,000 people are also estimated to die from the effects of second-hand smoke.

Global Drug Survey 2020

GDS 2020 — GDS believes that the expertise and experience of people who use alcohol and other drugs can be used to inform the creation of better drug policy, whilst helping people us­e drugs more safely, regardless of the legal status of the drug. This year, the Global Drug Survey focuses on some of the major public health and scientific issues that have been making waves over the last 12 months. Issues covered in the

Key Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews

Published by
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is an ongoing illicit drug monitoring system which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2000 and forms part of Drug Trends.

This year, we have provided a suite of products with the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually from 2000-2019 with a cross-sectional sentinel group of people who regularly inject drugs.

This includes:

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Published by
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is an illicit drug monitoring system which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2003 and forms part of Drug Trends. 

The EDRS consists of annual interviews across all Australian jurisdictions with people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulant drugs, as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to illicit drugs. 

25th NIDA International Forum

Hollywood, Florida, United States,

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.

El sentido social en la investigación epidemiológica en adicciones

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Revista Observatorio Social ISSN 1667-586X
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La problemática del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas es definida como compleja y multidimensional, por lo tanto obliga a recurrir a enfoques renovadores dentro de la epidemiología que permitan abordajes a la medida de dicha complejidad. Estos nuevos enfoques deben contemplar componentes participativos que a su vez impacten en las políticas públicas.

Russian Alcohol Consumption

In terms of global alcohol consumption, Russia has been consistently considered one of the countries with the highest track record of heavy drinking. However, recent figure have found Russian alcohol consumption has decreased by 43% from 2003 to 2016, according to a report published by the WHO. Some explanations as to this positive downward trend include the introduction advertising restrictions, increased taxes on alcohol, a ban on alcohol sales between certain hours, and banned street

SPR 2020 Call for Papers Now Open!

This year's conference theme, Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science, challenges prevention scientists to explicitly recognize the central role that geographical concepts such as location, distance, distribution, connectivity, place, neighbourhood, and activity space (routine locations of individuals) have on health outcomes. This call for papers seeks to stimulate creative spatial thinking to advance prevention science by further integrating place into existing behavioural theories, testing new theories and research designs, using technologies such as