Wastewater analysis is widely applied internationally as a tool to measure and interpret drug
use within national populations, with the current national program in Australia representing world best practice.
What is already known about this topic?
In 2014, in the United States, an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) was born every 15 minutes. Historically, NAS surveillance has depended on hospital discharge data, frequently with a time lag, limiting ability to rapidly direct public health resources.
What is added by this report?
Evidence-based best practice in alcohol and drugs education: empowering young people to make healthy choices in the classroom and beyond.
Consolidates the lessons of the first five instalments of the online course on drug treatment research. The five cells in row 1 explored key research on reducing harm to the user as a result of their drug use.
Drug Policy Evaluation: A Seven-Step Guide to Support the Commissioning and Managing of Evaluations is a new resource from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Drug Prevention: A Manual for Programme Planners and Evaluators is a publication by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
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.