Alcohol Policy 19 Evidence to Action: Building a Framework for Change


The nation’s capital for the Alcohol Policy 19 Conference, convened by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance will take place on September 14-16, 2022 Arlington, VA.

The 19th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.

Costs of an Alcohol Measurement Intervention in Three Latin American Countries

Solovei, A., Manthey, J., Anderson, P., Mercken, L., Jané Llopis, E., Natera Rey, G., Pérez Gómez, A., Mejía Trujillo, J., Bustamante, I., Piazza, M., Pérez de León, A., Arroyo, M., de Vries, H., Rehm, J., & Evers, S. (2022). Costs of an Alcohol Measurement Intervention in Three Latin American Countries. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(2), 700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020700
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Alcohol measurement in health care settings is an effective intervention for reducing alcohol-related harm. However, in many countries, costs related to alcohol measurement have not yet been transparently assessed, which may hinder its adoption and implementation.

Jamaica to update national drug policy

From the Jamaica Observer, Monday 20th June, 2022 KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, says the Government is taking the necessary steps to implement an updated National Policy and Plan of Action for Drug Control. “This updated National Drug Plan will provide the framework for all counter drug activities. These include institutional strengthening, demand and supply reduction, international cooperation and overall control measures,” Chang outlined. He was speaking at the recent two-day

New psychoactive substances: A review and updates

Shafi, A., Berry, A. J., Sumnall, H., Wood, D. M., & Tracy, D. K. (2020). New psychoactive substances: a review and updates. Therapeutic advances in psychopharmacology, 10, 2045125320967197. https://doi.org/10.1177/2045125320967197
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New psychoactive substances (NPS) are a diverse group of substances that are linked with a number of health and social harms on an individual and societal level. NPS toxicity and dependence syndromes are recognised in primary care, emergency departments, psychiatric inpatient and community care settings.

CND / CCPCJ Briefing for Newcomers in the NGO Community


The UNODC Secretariat of the Governing Bodies is inviting all interested NGOs to attend a briefing about the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).