Public health

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.

CND Special Event

Online,

The 63rd CND will hold a Special Virtual Event commemorating the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking including the Launch of the World Drug Report 2020 and followed by a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the world drug situation.

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:00 p.m. CEST (Vienna)

Overview of University-based Academic Programs in Addiction Studies in Africa

Citation
Amalie Lososová, Kimberly A. Johnson, William Sinkele, Isidore Silas Obot & Michal Miovský (2020) Overview of university-based academic programs in addiction studies in Africa, Journal of Substance Use, DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2020.1779830
Publication Date

Abstract

Aim: The aim was to map and describe the university-based addiction studies programs in Africa, as part of continuing international research.

Methods: The study was conducted in 2016–2017. The first phase was based on Google and literature search of academic programs through pre-defined keywords. The second phase consisted of an in-depth analysis of characteristics of the identified programs.