Supply control

The Key Drivers of Alcohol Supply and Demand

Jin, Z., Chang, H. H., Ponicki, W. R., Gaidus, A., Waller, L. A., Morrison, C. N., & Gruenewald, P. J. (2018). Longitudinal impacts of two causal drivers of alcohol demand on outlet concentrations within community settings: Population size and income effects. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 27, 21-28.
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Alcohol outlets will open to sell alcohol and meet market demand.  The supply and demand are linked so that greater supply will induce yet greater demand. Analysis of neighbourhood structure is important so as to help shape public health policy and highlight areas of need and concern within particular regions.

Observatorio del Narcotráfico en Chile, Informe 2017

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Unidad Especializada en Tráfico Ilícito de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Sicotrópicas
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¿Por qué creemos que es importante un Observatorio del Narcotráfico? Porque pensamos que no basta con repasar las estadísticas de un delito para comprender su comportamiento. Es necesario ir más allá y tratar de comprender las causas que lo provocan y mueven. Sólo así podremos perseguirlo penalmente y, desde nuestro rol en el sistema penal, contribuir también a prevenirlo.

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The 26th of June marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. First observed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, the day is "an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse." The theme for the day is "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe." There

European Drug Report 2018

Published by
European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction
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The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has released their latest European Drugs report. 

Covering 30 European countries the report explores drug trends, developments in prevention and treatment, public health issues, supply and drug policy. 

Available in 24 languages the report is free to download from the EMCDDA website:

Solution to Detect, Classify, and Report Illicit Online Marketing and Sales of Controlled Substances via Twitter

Mackey T, Kalyanam J, Klugman J, Kuzmenko E, Gupta R Solution to Detect, Classify, and Report Illicit Online Marketing and Sales of Controlled Substances via Twitter: Using Machine Learning and Web Forensics to Combat Digital Opioid Access J Med Internet Res 2018;20(4):e10029 URL: DOI: 10.2196/10029 PMID: 29613851
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Background: On December 6 and 7, 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its first Code-a-Thon event aimed at leveraging technology and data-driven solutions to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Territorial patterns and socio-demographic factors associated with the killings and drug trafficking in Costa Rica

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The results of the study allow to confirm the existence of spatial clusters related to the killings and seizure of drugs at the district level. In other words, both events do not occur randomly in space, they have defined patterns of agglomeration or spatial Association, i.e. what happens affects district in the neighboring district.

Standardized Indicators for National Drug Information Networks in the Caribbean

Created by
Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)

This guide, developed by and for persons working in member states of the Caribbean, presents a model set of indicators to countries desiring to standardize the way that they organize, collect, and report drug-related information for their DINs. The guide has a systematic layout and begins with an explanation of what a DIN is and provides some examples of DINs from various parts of the world.