psychoactive substances

Substance Use among Pregnant Women in Nigeria

Adebowale, Oluyemisi O., and Bawo O. James. "Psychoactive substance use and psychiatric morbidity among pregnant women attending an ante-natal clinic in Benin City, Nigeria." Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 25.1 (2018): 8.
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This study sought to determine the prevalence, patterns and feasibility of screening for psychoactive substance use among pregnant women in an antenatal clinic in Nigeria. It also aimed to determine the relationship between psychoactive substance use risk severity and psychiatric morbidity.

Prevalence and Pattern of Psychoactive Substance Use among Female Students in North India

Kaur, Rajbir, Tarundeep Singh, Debasish Basu, and Rajesh Kumar. "Prevalence and pattern of psychoactive substance use among female students aged 18-25 years in universities of North India." International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health 6, no. 2 (2019): 602-609.
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The frequent collection, analysis and publication of data on psychoactive substance use among young people is essential to follow trends which can be used to inform practice and public health policy.

In India, psychoactive substance use is a growing problem among males and female. However, there may be gender differences in the effect of substance use, risk to developing addiction and reason for consumption.

Drug Science 2017 Conference

Berlin, Germany,

Drug Science 2017: Psychoactive substances in dialogue between scientific cultures and practice concepts

A Serious Matter: Laughing Gas Prompts Review of UK’s Psychoactive Substances Act

Introduced in 2016, The Psychoactive Substances Act is designed to deal with the influx of new drugs often labelled ‘legal highs’. The Act bans any substance that "by stimulating or depressing the person’s central nervous system… affects the person’s mental functioning or emotional state." It exempts substances such as tobacco or nicotine-based products, alcohol, caffeine, as well as medical products as defined in the 2012 Human Medicines Regulations. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is regularly

Implementation & Evaluation of an Intervention for Children in Afghanistan

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The present study examined the impact of a novel intervention for children at risk for substance use or actively using substances that was provided to 783 children between 4 and 18 years of age in Afghanistan. They received the Child Intervention for Living Drug-free (CHILD) protocol while in outpatient or residential treatment.

The Effects of Psychoactive Substances on Driving

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The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has released a new report detailing possible effects of psychoactive prescription drugs while driving. The study was carried out with the effort to inform policy decisions aimed at reducing the injuries as a result of driving impairment.

The following conclusions were reached:

Tackling Drug Misuse and Dependence

London, United Kingdom,

This symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, health and social care services, NHS and other public health specialists, the third sector and police and law enforcement agencies to discuss priorities for the next drug strategy and ways to promote partnership working at the local level to ena