Epidemiology and Etiology

World Drug Report 2021

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UNODC
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Consisting of five separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the global drug markets and paints a comprehensive picture of the measurable effects and potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world drug problem.

KBS 47th Annual Meeting

Warsaw, Poland,

The Kettil Bruun Society are pleased to announce the 47th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society: May 30 – June 3, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland hosted by the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology & the National Centre for Prevention of Addictions.

UNODC data explained: Drugs

Online,

VNGOC invite you to join us for our next webinar discussing how UNODC works to collect and analyze data on drug related issues, on December 15th at 3PM CET (Vienna time) via Zoom. Simultaneous interpretation in French, Russian & Spanish will be available.

Alcohol and illicit drug use among young people living with HIV compared to their uninfected peers from the Kenyan coast: prevalence and risk indicators

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Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Michael Kinuthia, Amin S. Hassan, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton & Amina Abubakar
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There is a scarcity of research on drug use patterns among HIV-positive young individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa (YLWH). To fill the gap, the following was set out:

Alcohol Availability, Use, and Harms Among Adolescents in Three Mexican Cities.

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Ringwalt, C. L., Paschall, M. J., Grube, J. W., Miller, T. R., Warren, K. R., Gidi, V., Fisher, D. A., & Goldberg, A. (2020). Alcohol Availability, Use, and Harms Among Adolescents in Three Mexican Cities. Journal of Drug Education, 49(1–2), 55–68. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047237920929331

Alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. 

Alcohol use among adolescents can be harmful to neurodevelopment and has been linked to an increased risk of suicide ideation, depression, and risky sexual behaviour.

Cannabis and tobacco use prior to pregnancy and subsequent offspring birth outcomes: a 20-year intergenerational prospective cohort study

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Hines, L.A., Spry, E.A., Moreno-Betancur, M. et al. Cannabis and tobacco use prior to pregnancy and subsequent offspring birth outcomes: a 20-year intergenerational prospective cohort study. Sci Rep 11, 16826 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95460-2
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There is increasing evidence that the life-course origins of health and development begin before conception. We examined associations between timing and frequency of preconception cannabis and tobacco use and next generation preterm birth (PTB), low birth weight (LBW) and small for gestational age.

Synthetic drugs and new psychoactive substances in Latin America and the Caribbean- 2021

Published by
UNODC

The report provides a regional analysis of the key trends and emerging developments of the synthetic drugs and NPS market as well as options for response in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Over the past years, the synthetics drug market has experienced a massive expansion and diversification in the region and seen a rapid emergence of a wide range of NPS.