Policy

World Drug Report 2020

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Publication Date

Presented in six separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in 2016.

The Decline of Heavy Episodic Drinking in Adolescents in Finland, Norway and Sweden

Citation
Raitasalo, K., Kraus, L., Bye, E. K., Karlsson, P., Tigerstedt, C., Törrönen, J., & Raninen, J. (2020). Similar countries, similar factors? Studying the decline of heavy episodic drinking in adolescents in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Addiction.

Around the world, there has been a decline in heavy drinking among adolescents.

In this study, researchers compared these trends in Finland, Norway and Sweden using information from the ESPAD survey- a project that has data on substance use among 15-16 year old students throughout Europe.

Let's Talk E-cigarettes

Created by
University of Oxford

Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month.

In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes. 

Registration Open For FREE Virtual Summit: Reframing Global Prevention Practices and Policies During COVID 19

Created by
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc

Join us for this free virtual summit featuring Ms. Giovanna Campello, Chief, UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, and Dr. Robert DuPont, President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. and First Director, U.S.

Global Alcohol Policy Conference

Cape Town, South Africa,

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2021 to be held in Cape Town – on site and online.

The 7th Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) 2021 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 11-14 October 2021.

Considering the uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 situation at that time, GAPC 2021 will be a hybrid conference with both on site and online participation.

Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol

Published by
NHMRC

The guidelines provide health professionals, policy makers and the Australian community with evidence-based advice on the health effects of drinking alcohol.

The guidelines aim to help individuals make informed decisions about drinking alcohol.

The guidelines are also intended to form the evidence base for policy making and educational materials.

EMCDDA Technical Report on New Psychoactive Substance

Published by
EMCDDA

The purpose of this technical report is to provide an analysis of the available information on methyl 2-{[1-(4-fluorobutyl)-1H-indole-3-carbonyl]amino}-3,3-dimethylbutanoate (commonly known as 4F-MDMB-BICA), a synthetic receptor cannabinoid agonist that has recently emerged on the drug market in Europe, in order to support the risk assessment of the substance which has been requested by the European Commission.