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.

Call for Papers- African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (AJADA) invites researchers & scholars to contribute their original articles to a DIAMOND open-access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal. Manuscripts are invited for submission in the following areas: Prevention and advocacy Policy, legal and enforcement Treatment and rehabilitation Research and training Partnership and community-based initiatives Once the manuscript is prepared in accordance with the guidelines, it should be submitted via email to submissions [dot] ajada [at] nacada [dot] go [dot] ke

Call for Papers- Dual Diagnosis in Older Adults

This new annual themed issue of Advances in Dual Diagnosis will focus on issues surrounding dual diagnosis in older adults in order to improve assessment intervention, treatment and care of older adults with dual diagnosis from both public health and clinical perspectives. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): Epidemiology and demography Prevention and early intervention Psychology Sociology, culture and ethnicity Physical health and frailty Treatment and recovery Expert opinion (commentaries, personal views from

Research led by people who use drugs: centering the expertise of lived experience

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Salazar, Z.R., Vincent, L., Figgatt, M.C. et al. Research led by people who use drugs: centering the expertise of lived experience. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 70 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00406-6
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Despite a long history of successful, community-led harm reduction programs and rising health inequalities suffered by PWUD, research collaborations between PWUD and researchers remain generally ignored. PWUDs are crucial in identifying developing concerns in the drug industry, as well as related health behaviors and consequences.

Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Psychological, Social and Physical Wellbeing in Family Members Affected by an Adult Relative’s Substance Use: A Systematic Search and Review of the Evidence

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McGovern, R., Smart, D., Alderson, H., Araújo-Soares, V., Brown, J., Buykx, P., Evans, V., Fleming, K., Hickman, M., Macleod, J., Meier, P., & Kaner, E. (2021). Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Psychological, Social and Physical Wellbeing in Family Members Affected by an Adult Relative's Substance Use: A Systematic Search and Review of the Evidence. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(4), 1793. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041793
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The use of alcohol and drugs is a significant public health concern and is prevalent in families. Over 100 million people are thought to be affected by a close relative's substance use, with many experiencing negative health and social consequences. Additional associated stressors, such as interpersonal conflict, financial issues, the burden of care, and family conflict, frequently increase the multi-dimensional impact of substance use.

Synthetic cannabinoids in Europe – a review

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EMCDDA
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This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding synthetic cannabinoids that are monitored by the the EU Early Warning System.

The aim of this report is to strengthen situational awareness of synthetic cannabinoids in Europe and to help stakeholders prepare for, and respond to, public health and social threats caused by such substances.

UNODC launches new webpage to expand access to essential HIV health and social services

The UNODC Regional Programme Office for Eastern Europe (Kyiv, Ukraine), in cooperation with the Charitable Fund “Humanitarian Action” (Saint Petersburg, Russia), launches a new website on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) (https://nps-info.org/en/). The website serves as an online platform for key populations including people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS)/stimulants and service providers working with the risk groups. The website is full of useful content on the prevention of HIV infection and other diseases, on various