Publications

World Drug Report 2020

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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Presented in six separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in 2016.

Effect of Monitoring the Compliance of Banning Alcohol Sales to Minors in the Volume of Underage Acute Alcohol Intoxication Cases in Mexico: A Controlled ITSA Analysis

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International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
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In México, underage alcohol consumption is a major public health problem. Notwith-standing the complex character of alcohol consumption, evidence indicates that enforcing the policies aimed to control the availability of alcohol has produced positive outcomes and has proved to be one of the most cost-effective strategies for curbing consumption, as well as they have succeeded in reducing health and social problems associated to alcohol use.

U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) "Behavioral Health: Patient Access, Provider Claims Payment, and the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic"

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U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)
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Source: https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-21-437r.pdf

 

Fast Facts

How has the need for and availability of services for mental health and substance use disorders changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

 

Evidence suggests these conditions increased while access to care decreased.

KYDA POSTER PRESENTATION IN UAPC20

Published by
KAWEMPE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (KYDA UGANDA)
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KYDA presented a poster on family therapy interventions taking place at their centre during the second Uganda Alcohol Policy Conference. Family therapy is a collection of therapeutic approaches that share a belief in family-level assessment and intervention. 

The poster details the objectives and approach used in these family therapy interventions, and presents a series of recommendations in the conclusion.

ASRS Questionnaire and Tobacco Use: Not Just a Cigarette. A Screening Study in an Italian Young Adult Sample

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Abstract: Young adults exhibit greater sensitivity than adults to nicotine reinforcement, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) increases the risk for early-onset smoking. We investigated the correlation between ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) scores and smoking, evaluated the prevalence of ADHD symptomatology (not diagnoses) in smokers and non-smokers and its comorbidity with benzodiazepine and gambling addictions.

Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs in the Czech Republic in 2019

Published by
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
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This issue of the bulletin Focused was prepared on the basis of the annual report on the 2019 drug situation in the Czech Republic: MRAVČÍK, V., CHOMYNOVÁ, P., GROHMANNOVÁ, K., JANÍKOVÁ, B., ČERNÍKOVÁ, T., ROUS, Z., CIBULKA, J., FIDESOVÁ, H., VOPRAVIL, J. 2020. Výroční zpráva o stavu ve věcech drog v České republice v roce 2019 [Annual Report on the Drug Situation in the Czech Republic in 2019] MRAVČÍK, V. (Ed.).

Evidence Review of Drug Treatment Services for People who are Homeless and Use Drugs

Published by
Health Research Board
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People who are homeless have complex and challenging lives. They tend to have worse physical and mental health than the general population. Substance use is more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population, and providing support services and drug treatment in a holistic way for this population should be a priority.

Women Affected by Domestic Abuse and Someone Else's Substance Use

Published by
Adfam

Executive Summary

Domestic abuse predominantly affects women, and 35 years of experience supporting families affected by substance use has taught Adfam that women are disproportionately affected by the problematic drug or alcohol use of a loved one. The relationship between domestic abuse and substance use is non-causational, but the impacts of the two are interrelated.