Public health

The Rapidly Changing Composition of the Global Street Drug Supply and Its Effects on High-Risk Groups for COVID-19

Citation
Thom Browne*, Mark S. Gold and David M. Martin, “The Rapidly Changing Composition of the Global Street Drug Supply and Its Effects on High-Risk Groups for COVID-19”, Current Psychopharmacology (2021) 10: 1. https://doi.org/10.2174/2211556010666210125124645
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Background: Globally, an alarming number of pharmaceutically active compounds are now routinely added to the street drugs of abuse, cocaine and heroin. In some cases, seventeen (17) or more potentially toxic compounds are found in a single street purchased bag or block of cocaine or heroin.

World Drug Report 2020

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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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.

College Students’ Perspectives on an Alcohol Prevention Programme and Student Drinking

Citation
Calnan S, Davoren MP. College students’ perspectives on an alcohol prevention programme and student drinking – A focus group study. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14550725211007078

There are a number of interventions designed to reduce harmful levels of alcohol consumption among college students.

In order to design effective programmes, it is important to understand the attitude of students towards these kinds of interventions.

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

Call for Presentations- NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals invites you to submit a proposal to present a virtual poster at its 2021 Annual Conference, which will be held virtually from October 28-30, 2021. NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit poster presentation proposals for display at the virtual 2021 Annual Conference. NAADAC encourages experienced trainers, young investigators, researchers, and addiction and co-occurring professionals from diverse organizations and disciplines to submit. NAADAC and its partners are calling

Drinking Transitions During Lockdown

Online, United Kingdom,

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) warmly invite you to an online event on Wednesday 28 April from 12:30-14:00 BST for the fourth SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021.