EMCDDA initial report on the new psychoactive substance 1-(3-chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)propan-1-one (3-chloromethcathinone, 3-CMC)
1-(3-Chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino) propan-1-one (3-chloromethcathinone, 3-CMC) is a synthetic cathinone stimulant. It is a ring-substituted cathinone, which is structurally related to methcathinone and 4-chloromethcathinone (4-CMC).
The initial report is submitted to the Commission and the Member States.
Competencies of a Graduate of the Bachelor's Study Programme in Addictology: Content Analysis of the Syllabi in the 2018/2019 Academic Year
Background: Addictology is a transdisciplinary field dealing with the treatment andprevention of addictions. As yet the field does not have a document describing the competencies of graduates of its dedicated academic programme which would clearly define their professional boundaries and interface with other related disciplines.
What do we mean by evidence and why does it matter?
This article, published by Drugs Research Network Scotland, discusses the hierarchy of evidence and the way evidence can be used to inform effective and efficient drug policy and practice.
The blog post explores the different types of research that exist within the evidence pyramid and highlights the reasons why evidence is helpful within our practice.
NGO CIVIL SOCIETY SUBMISSION TO WHO-SAFER MISSION on Alcohol in Uganda
Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA)
Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL)
Kampala - Uganda. 24 November 2021
Here you can read the UK governments 10-year plan to reduce illegal drug use.
The 10-year plan is also the formal, substantive response to the Independent Reviews of Drugs led by Dame Carol Black and accepts all of her key recommendations.
Documento del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia que presenta línea de base de los programas de mantenimiento con metadona en el país y el perfil de la población atendidas y las características generales del tratamiento, así como recomendaciones en salud pública para el fortalecimiento de estos programas.
Supply reduction is often the main approach used for addressing the illicit drug problem.
Evaluation is an integral part of a good governance approach to public policy. This principle applies equally to the component of drug policy designed to counter the availability of and access to illicit drugs. Estimation or full costing of drug-related public investment – including both direct expenditure and also indirect costs and impact on public resources – should therefore be a key objective of any evaluation.
Alcohol energy (calorie) labelling: Evidence, public support, alternatives, and wider labelling considerations
This briefing synthesises existing evidence on alcohol energy (calorie) labelling, spanning the past five years (2016-2021).
This briefing covers reviews in the academic literature about the impact of alcohol energy labelling, studies and opinion polling around public support for energy labelling, alternative approaches to energy labelling beyond calories, and broader options for alcohol labelling which could address alcohol harm.
This report, published by UNODC, highlights the latest findings and emerging trends relating to the drug situation in Afghanistan.
Guide to Indispensable Criteria for Starting-up and Operating Treatment Centers for People with Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence defines treatment as the process that begins when psychoactive substance users contact a health provider or other community service and may continue through a succession of specific interventions until the highest attainable level of health and well-being is reached.
The report provides a regional analysis of the key trends and emerging developments of the synthetic drugs and NPS market as well as options for response in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Over the past years, the synthetics drug market has experienced a massive expansion and diversification in the region and seen a rapid emergence of a wide range of NPS.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) provided funding to Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Dr. Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto to research youth interactions with the criminal justice system, including the nature and outcomes of those interactions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified many well-researched drug-free workplace programs and published "A Kit for Employers: Making the workplace drug free".
This Employer kit describes the below:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued Evidence-Based Resources Guide Series. The Guide Series is a comprehensive and modular set of resources intended to support health care providers, health care system administrators, and community members to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from Substance Use Disorders.
EMCDDA has published Policy and practice briefings in Workplaces. This policy and practice briefing provides an overview of the key issues, response options, evidence and implications for policy and practice.
Considerations for Virtual Services and Supports for Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders [Policy Brief]
The Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in partnership with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Canadian Psychological Association and Canada Health Infoway, collected national data on the experience and perceptions of virtual services and supports, including education and access to health care or treatment.
The origin, development and current status of the health profession of an addictologist in the Czech Republic in the broader context of the development of the addictology field
In the 1990s, new addiction services began to emerge that had a shortage of appropriately qualified and trained practitioners. This impulse led to the establishment of the health profession of an ADDICTOLOGIST in the Czech Republic. In the course of time, this new profession was developed and gave rise to an original and unique concept of the study program.
Crisis situations, such as security incidents, earthquakes and floods, are on the increase and often leave families very vulnerable. Parents that have lived through crisis situations have reported how concerned they are about their children’s wellbeing. When facing the many physical consequences of crisis contexts, parents often struggle to know how best to respond to their children.
In the context of an ongoing expansion of the global cocaine market, this report summarizes the current state of knowledge on what cocaine consumer products are and how they are produced and consumed in different world regions. The report is based on available published evidence and on the knowledge gained through UNODC’s monitoring activities in South American countries.
The cocaine market presents a clear threat at the global level. Well-defined locations of production in South America and large consumer markets in the Americas and Europe lead to trafficking routes from a circumscribed origin to specific, even if far-flung, destinations.
Advances in Addiction & Recovery, the official publication of NAADAC, is a quarterly digital magazine focused on providing useful, innovative and timely information on trends and best practices in the profession that are beneficial for addiction professionals.
Implementing quality standards for drug services and systems: a six-step guide to support quality assurance
Family caregivers are an essential resource for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). Overburdened caregivers often experience detrimental effects to their emotional and physical well-being.
У цьому звіті представлено поточний стан споживання алкоголю, шкоди, пов'язаній з алкоголем, та реалізацію політики контролю за алкоголем у Європейському регіоні ВООЗ, використовуючи наявні дані за 2010, 2016 та 2019 роки.
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance on implementing HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and hepatitis B (HBV) programmes for people who use stimulant drugs and who are at risk of contracting these viruses.
It aims to:
ПЕТРУЖЕЛКА, Б., БАРТАК, М., ЛАШОВКОВА, Ю.
The West African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU) Report (2018 -2019) is the second regional report on illicit drug trafficking and the extent of drug use in West Africa.