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.

2020 Drugs Act of the Maldives

The Maldives Drug Act provides an overview and guidance on the prevention of use and trafficking of drugs.

The publication also provides information for people who are addicted to drugs that will support them in accessing appropriate treatment that includes safe reintegration back into the community.

Finally, the Drug Act addresses the legal implications of the misuse of drugs in the Maldives.

Research Project Grant

Funding Opportunity Title Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents Funding Opportunity Description The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation and/or escalation of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use among adolescents research on the impact of tobacco control policies, including ENDS-specific policies, on adolescent ENDS use behavior. Of priority is research that is theoretically based and

The Relationship Between Alcohol-related Hospital Admission and Specialist Alcohol Treatment Provision in England

Citation
Roberts, E., Hotopf, M., & Drummond, C. (2020). The relationship between alcohol-related hospital admission and specialist alcohol treatment provision across local authorities in England since passage of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-3. doi:10.1192/bjp.2020.120

In March 2012 the Health and Social Care Act (HSCA) was approved, resulting in the commissioning responsibility of specialist drug and alcohol service transferring from the National Health Service (NHS) to local authorities in England.

This shift was designed to allow greater flexibility and freedom to respond to local need.

EMCDDA webinar: COVID-19 and drug policy

Lisbon,

Background: this is the 6th EMCDDA webinar on the Coronavirus. It will be exploring with the help of three experts from Northern, Central, Southern European EU countries (Finland, Greece and The Netherlands) whether the COVID-19 related emergency is having or is going to have any impact on Drugs Policy.