national policy

Modeling the evolution of the US opioid crisis for national policy development

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Yang Lim, T, et al. (2022). Modeling the evolution of the US opioid crisis for national policy development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(23). https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2115714119
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The opioid crisis is a major public health challenge in the United States, killing about 70,000 people in 2020 alone. Long delays and feedbacks between policy actions and their effects on drug-use behavior create dynamic complexity, complicating policy decision-making.

Review of Alternatives to Incarceration Efforts Worldwide

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Diplomacy Lab Project 2010304, U.S. Department of State, Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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Substance use disorders are reoccurring chronic, often relapsing disease that affect the brain and should be treated within the public health arena similar to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This understanding, however, does not easily find its way into public or social policy.

‘Dangerous Data’ Part 8: Controlled Drinking: What Do the Authorities Say? An Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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‘DANGEROUS DATA’ PART 8: CONTROLLED DRINKING: WHAT DO THE AUTHORITIES SAY?

Official guidance on controlled drinking as a treatment goal from Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, how the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse saw the issue, and the textbooks which have drawn together the research and practice strands.

Commissioning Impact on Drug Treatment

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[UK] Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
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Based on research, financial data and stakeholder surveys and testimonies, the UK government’s official drug policy advisers warn that without significant efforts to protect investment and quality, in England “loss of funding will result in the dismantling of a drug misuse treatment system that has brought huge improvement to the lives of people with drug and alcohol pro

Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic: Measuring Alcohol-Related Harm: Politics and Science

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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At national level alcohol-related harm and especially the net cost of harm versus benefits are slippery concepts. Malleability and policy salience combine to make the estimates contested territory, seen as justifying reduced alcohol taxes at one end and greatly increased prices at the other - these are some of the issues explored in this 'hot topic'.