Incidence and Lethality of Suicidal Overdoses by Drug Class

Miller TR, Swedler DI, Lawrence BA, et al. Incidence and Lethality of Suicidal Overdoses by Drug Class. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(3):e200607. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0607
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Importance  Prior lethality analyses of suicide means have historically treated drug poisoning other than alcohol poisoning as a lumped category. Assessing risk by drug class permits better assessment of prevention opportunities.

Objective: To investigate the epidemiology of drug poisoning suicides.

E-cigarette Use Among Adults in China

Zhao, Z., Zhang, M., Wu, J., Xu, X., Yin, P., Huang, Z., ... & Wang, L. (2020). E-cigarette use among adults in China: findings from repeated cross-sectional surveys in 2015–16 and 2018–19. The Lancet Public Health, 5(12), e639-e649. Chicago

Despite China being the main producers of the world's e-cigarette, there is little research examining the trends in e-cigarette use.

Since 2018, policies in China have restricted e-cigarette use. Therefore, it is of interest to researchersto examine trends in e-cigarette use in China before policy implementation.

State of the Nation

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New Zealand Drug Foundation Report

The third edition of NZ Drug Foundation annual report on how New Zealand is dealing with alcohol and other drugs was published in December 2020.

The aim of State of the Nation is to provide a backdrop against which we can assess the impact of any policy changes. 

Who's Doing What?: The Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use

Chicago, United States,

This free webinar will review the epidemiology of adolescent substance.

The speaker will discuss the substances most often used by youth, look at trends in youth substance use over time, and discuss the protective role of family and positive social supports.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

European Drug Report 2020

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European Drug Report 2020

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting drug use, supply and services?
Drug use and harms
What are the health costs of drug use in Europe today?
Drug markets 
What do the latest data tell us about drug production and trafficking trends?