The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) and UNODC's civil society team organized a series of webinars to present and discuss the 2020 World Drug Report. The series includes webinars in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Epidemiology and Etiology
Tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use can place a heavy burden on individuals, families and society. The health,
social and economic effects are diverse and substantial, and include disease and injury, mental health
conditions, road accidents, family and domestic violence, and other crime.
The 63rd CND will hold a Special Virtual Event commemorating the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking including the Launch of the World Drug Report 2020 and followed by a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the world drug situation.
Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:00 p.m. CEST (Vienna)
The seminar will provide information on deaths related to MDMA in Australia during a period when MDMA markets have undergone substantial changes, with increasing manufacture of high purity MDMA.
Among the 392 deaths identified, the individuals’ characteristics and the circumstances of death will be described.
This is the fourth EMCDDA webinar on the coronavirus and will be based on a recent Trendspotter exercise on drug use.
A conversation with:
The aim of this paper is to analyse changes in alcohol consumption since the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We show that the frequency of alcohol consumption during COVID-19 is slightly higher for males than it was 2-3 years previously, and substantially higher for females.
Parents are the major supplier of alcohol to adolescents. The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS) was established at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, to explore whether this practice leads to more moderated drinking, or to greater alcohol consumption amongst adolescents.
Socioeconomic status (SES) can be thought of as a measure of an individual's or family's social position relative to others that measures factors such as education, income, type of occupation and place of residence.
Research indicates that individuals with lower socioeconomic status (SES) are more likely to experience alcohol-related harm compared to individuals from higher SES.