COVID-19 Surveys on Substance Misuse and Related Issues: Collective Voice

A number of organisations have issued surveys to gather information from across different support services and individuals to assess the impact of COVID-19. Collective Voice, the national alliance of drug and alcohol treatment charities in the UK, has gathered a selection of surveys relevant to the substance misuse sector. It is vital that organisations can gather as much information as possible about people's experience of COVID-19 so that they can adapt and tailor services in

The Pandemic Project Covid Survey

The Pandemic Project is a social psychology initiative that is studying how our everyday lives are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. For many of us, our worlds, our work, and our social relationships are changing. The research team brings together scientists from around the world to better understand how the pandemic is affecting our daily lives, mental health, and connections with others. This project is being conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at

The Results of the WHO-UNODC Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facility Survey in Serbia

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Serbia, UNODC supported the implementation of the UNODC/WHO substance use disorder treatment facility survey to map existing treatment capacity. The results of the survey serve national policy makers to enhance the availability and quality of services across the country. This is the first global pilot of the UNODC/WHO survey tool and the first in the country with such an implementation methodology and such an

The Global Drug Survey for 2019

The Global Drug Survey for 2019 (GDS2019) was launched on the 29th of October. The Global Drug Survey is the largest drug survey in the world and over the years has helped increase the understanding of drug trends and the real-life harms facing people who take drugs. The GDS2019 is translated into 20 languages, with partners in over 35 countries. The Global Drug Survey for 2019 is calling for people to take part now! This

Magnitude and Extent of Gambling Disorder in the Mexican Population

Villatoro Velázquez, J. A., Resendiz Escobar, E., Bustos Gamiño, M. N., Mujica Salazar, A. R., Medina-Mora Icaza, M E., Cañas Martínez, V., Soto Hernández, I. S., Fleiz Bautista, C., Romero Martínez, M. Magnitude and extent of gambling disorder in the Mexican population. Salud Mental, 41(4), 000-000. doi: 10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2018.025

Introduction: Gambling disorder is characterized by an uncontrollable need to gamble, lack of control over gambling, prioritizing gambling over other activities, and continuing to gamble despite the negative consequences this entails. Worldwide, between .1% and 5% of people show signs of problem gambling and between .1% and 2.2% present a positive result in gambling disorder criteria.

Drug Use on Both Sides of the US-Mexico Border

Borges G, Zemore SE, Orozco R, Cherpitel CJ, Martínez P, Wallisch L. Drug use on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Salud Publica Mex. 2018;60:451-461.
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Objective: To compare drug use for cities along the US-Mexico border.

Materials and methods: Data are from the US-Mexico Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions (UMSARC, 2011-2013), a survey of 4,796 randomly selected Mexican and of Mexican origin individuals on both sides of the border.

National Trends in Alcohol Consumption in Mexico

Reséndiz Escobar, E., Bustos Gamino, M., Mujica Salazar, R., Soto Hernández, I., Cañas Martínez, V., Fleiz Bautista, C., Gutiérrez López, M., Amador Buenabad, N., Medina-Mora, M., & Villatoro Velázquez, J. (2018). National trends in alcohol consumption in Mexico: results of the National Survey on Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption 2016-2017. Salud Mental, 41(1), 7-16. doi:
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Substance Use, Sleep and Intervention Design

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Background: Alcohol and other drug use is associated with poor sleep quality and quantity, but there is limited qualitative research exploring substance users’ experiences of sleep and few psychosocial sleep interventions for them.

Aim: To inform the development of psychosocial interventions to improve sleep amongst people reporting drug/alcohol problems.