policy

NordAN conference 2021

Vilnius, Lithuania,

The NordAN Conference and General Assembly meeting will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 19-20, 2021. In case the COVID situation doesn´t allow a physical gathering, the meetings will move online.

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.

Social Determinants & Substance Use: A Perspective Beyond the Policy 'Silo' Pragmatics

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Dalgarno Institute
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Social Determinants & Substance Use: A Perspective Beyond the Policy 'Silo' Pragmatics -  This paper (synoptic version, peer reviewed and published in Journal of Global Drug Policy & Practice) is a review of and research into the social determinants in a 'First World' setting, not relating to a developing world context.

This is a refreshed version of the 2017 paper.

Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in South Africa

Citation
Gibbs N, Angus C, Dixon S, et al Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in South Africa across different drinker groups and wealth quintiles: a modelling study BMJ Open 2021;11:e052879. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052879

Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol is a policy whereby a set price is introduced, below which a fixed volume of alcohol cannot be sold to the public. Several countries, including Scotland, Canada, certain states of the USA, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, have adopted different forms of MUP.

The 5th Biennial National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Control Policy in Nigeria

venue to be announced, Nigeria,

CRISA are happy to announce the 5th Biennial National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Control Policy in Nigeria. You are hereby invited to present your work and participate in discussions on the drug and alcohol situation in Nigeria. Special attention will be devoted to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability and use of psychoactive substances and other addictive behaviours.  

Opportunities for International Engagement for Drug Policy Research

Online,

This webinar is the first in the ISSDP series of discussion forums, that bring together a panel of speakers to discuss different drug policy topics and debates. 

This 1.5 hour webinar will explore opportunities for international engagement for drug policy research and questions such as how to start an international collaboration.