Recent publications across all six ISSDP Grey Literature Bibliography Categories are held here for one month. They will then be located in specific categories in the main Bibliography to be replaced by more recent research.



The Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Hospital Use (November 2014)
Technical Report (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
New psychoactive substances (November 2014)
A toolkit for substance misuse commissioners (Public Health England)
HIV in the United Kingdom (November 2014)
Annual update on the number of cases of HIV (Public Health England)
Report summary: synthetic stimulant 4,4'-DMAR (November 2014)
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs’ report on the synthetic stimulant known as 4,4’-DMAR
Report summary: synthetic opioid MT-45 (November 2014)
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs’ report on the synthetic opioid known as MT-45
America’s drug policies have done little more than make the most dangerous drugs even riskier (November 2014)
Daniel Faris looks at U.S. drug policy, and argues that we should look to emulate countries such as Germany, Canada and Australia, which have introduced supervised injection sites, as a way to remove as much danger as possible and to begin a societal discussion about how best to treat the problem of drug abuse (LSE USApp blog)
New funding available for drug and alcohol recovery (November 2014)
Application process for new £10 million capital funding for drug and alcohol recovery services in England has been announced (Public Health England)
Pregnancy and opioid use: strategies for treatment (November 2014)
This paper reviews methadone, buprenorphine and slow-release oral morphine, used in a range of combinations with cognitive behavioural approaches and contingency management in order to identify the strengths of each medicine and method (EMCDDA)
Landmark findings on long term outcomes of heroin use and treatment (November 2014)
In 2001, NDARC researchers interviewed 615 heroin users about their lives. Eleven years on, they repeated the process. Here, researchers reveal what one of the world's longest running follow-up studies uncovered about the long term health and social impacts of heroin use (NDARC)
Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014 (November 2014)
The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was estimated at 224,000 hectares in 2014, a 7% increase from the previous year (UNODC)
Assessing the availability of and need for specialist alcohol treatment services in Scotland (November 2014)
This research assessed the availability, demand and utilisation of specialist alcohol treatment services in Scotland (NHS Health Scotland)
Addiction services in England: in need of an intervention (November 2014)
Over the past 5 years, government initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness have opened up bidding for local services to third-party providers. With increased competition, the thinking went, bloated NHS trusts would sharpen their edges and the quality of care would be improved. But ...(The Lancet)
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: strategies to address information gaps (November 2014)
This bulletin identifies ways to facilitate the collection and reporting of FASD-related information in Australia (AIHW)
Community management of opioid overdose (November 2014)
These guidelines recommend that people who are likely to witness an opioid overdose, including people who use opioids, and their family and friends should be given access to naloxone and training in its use so that they can respond to opioid overdose in an emergency if a medical response is not available (World Health Organization)
Time limiting opioid substitution therapy (November 2014)
Report to Lynne Featherstone in response to Norman Baker's request for advice on whether opioid substitution therapy should be time limited (Government UK)
Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK (November 2014)
This report describes the extent of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United Kingdom (Public Health England)
Community management of opioid overdose (November 2014)
These guidelines aim to reduce the number of deaths from opioid overdose by providing evidence-based recommendations on the availability of naloxone for people likely to witness an opioid overdose along with advice on the resuscitation and post-resuscitation care of opioid overdose in the community (WHO)
Naloxone Background (November 2014)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit is a clearinghouse of resources to support law enforcement agencies in establishing a naloxone program (BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center)
Alcohol statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS): financial year ending March 2014 (October 2014)
An alcohol treatment statistical bulletin and commentary presenting key results from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) concerning adults in contact with alcohol treatment agencies in England (PHE)
New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse (October 2014)
The ‘2014 Substance Misuse Annual Report’, published today, outlines the progress being made to tackle substance misuse throughout Wales (Welsh Government)
Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2014 (October 2014)
Contains the number of drug seizures made and quantity of drugs seized (Home Office)
New psychoactive substances review: report of the expert panel (October 2014)
Report looks into the effectiveness and issues of the UK’s current legislative and operational response to NPS and the ongoing challenges (Home Office)
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