ASAP-Training Newsletter

The aim of the ASAP training project is to build effective drug prevention results across Europe, based on prevention systems analysis and widespread professional training. The ASAP training project will work to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the different EU countries prevention systems and the implementation of training interventions to spread the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards. ASAP training programme have lunched their first newsletter! Find out more about the activity of the ASAP

Seizures of Illegal Diazepam Tablets Double in a Year

Diazepam, first marketed as Valium, is a medicine of the benzodiazepine family. It is often used to treat anxiety, spasms, seizures and occasionally withdrawal. Diazepam typically slows down the functioning of the body and produce a calming effect. Because of the effect Diazepam has on the body, the medication can be highly addictive and in recent years there has been an increase in the seizures of illegal diazepam tablets. A recent review of the situation,

EU Drug Markets Report 2019

Published by

The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 is the third comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union by the EMCDDA and Europol. 

The analysis presented in the report examines topics such as the links between drugs and other crimes, the licit economy and society more generally as well as the processes and players involved in the trade, from production and trafficking to distribution.

Men and Alcohol: Seminar Series IV

Edinburgh, United Kingdom,

Men & Alcohol: what's next? This is the fourth and final event in the 'Men & Alcohol' seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS). An expert panel will discuss the following questions:

  • How will men be affected by alcohol in the future?
  • How can alcohol-related harms to men be prevented or reduced?

Men, Alcohol & Health: Seminar Series III

Edinburgh, United Kingdom,

This is the third of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • What role does alcohol play in men’s mental health?

  • How is men’s physical health affected by alcohol?

Minimum Unit Pricing

Published by
Alcohol Drug Foundation
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One way to deter people from consuming excessive and harmful amounts of alcohol is through alcohol pricing policies. One such policy is the Minimum Unit Pricing.

Several countries, including Scotland, Canada, certain states of the USA, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, have adopted different forms of Minimum Unit Pricing. 

Youth-Led Policy Forum 2019 Karachi, Pakistan

Youth-Led Policy Forum 2019 is an initiative with UNICEF Pakistan in collaboration with School of Leadership Foundation . The forum will serve as a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. For the first gathering of this kind, young people, youth-led organisations, non-governmental organisations, government and UN entities will come together to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people to

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)- Evidence Briefing

Published by
The British Psychological Society

There is a pressing need to protect the wellbeing of children growing up within our society.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful events or situations that happen during childhood and/or adolescence. 

There is clear evidence that links ACEs and a wide range of health and social problems across the lifespan.