Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Presentations in Europe: Update from the Euro-DEN Plus Expert Network
This report presents the latest findings on drug-related hospital emergencies from a network of sentinel hospitals across Europe.
The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is a significant cause of preventable disease and illness in Australia. There is a wide range of data sources available that contribute to our understanding of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.