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.

Awareness of Standardised Tobacco Packaging among Adults and Young People during the Final Phase of Policy Implementation in Great Britain

Bogdanovica I, Opazo Breton M, Langley T, Britton J. Awareness of Standardised Tobacco Packaging among Adults and Young People during the Final Phase of Policy Implementation in Great Britain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(8):858.
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Background: In May 2016, along with the latest European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), standardised packaging legislation was implemented in the UK. During the following 12-month transition period, both new and old types of packaging were allowed on the market.

Now Available: European Facility Survey Questionnaire (EFSQ) Package

Published by
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
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The European Facility Survey Questionnaire (EFSQ) can be used for data collection in any country by those looking to investigate facilities that provide interventions for drug users.

Its aim is to collect information on facilities in respect to treatment systems, administrative characteristics, client usage, staff and quality management and core interventions.

The World's Biggest Drug Survey

This year's Global Drug Survey (GDS) was launched last week. The GDS is the world's largest online survey about drugs and drug use. Last year's survey was completed by over 100,000 respondents. GDS is an independent drug use data mapping agency based in London. The GDS takes about 20 minutes to complete, is anonymised and confidential. It includes optional personal analysis of your responses, comparisons with other people in similar situations, and interesting targeted advice