Recent Publications

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.



Opioid substitution therapy protects against hepatitis C virus acquisition in people who inject drugs (September 2014)
An estimate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence and identification of associated risk and protective factors among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Sydney, New South Wales (MJA)
Prisons and health (September 2014)
Includes chapters on alcohol, cigarette and other drug use (WHO)
Global SMART Update (September 2014)
Special SegmentMethamphetamine manufacture: Global Patterns and Regional Differences (UNODC)
Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work (September 2014)
The report reflects the evolution in the thinking of the Commissioners, who reiterate their demands for decriminalization, alternatives to incarceration, and greater emphasis on public health approaches and now also call for permitting the legal regulation of psychoactive substances (The Global Commission on Drug Policy)
One new drug a week (September 2014)
Why novel psychoactive substances and club drugs need a different response from UK treatment providers (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Deaths Related to Drug Poisoning in England and Wales, 2013 (September 2014)
2,955 drug poisoning deaths (involving both legal and illegal drugs) were registered in 2013 in England and Wales (2,032 male and 923 female deaths) - Download (Office of National statistics)
The Greater Manchester Alcohol Strategy 2014–2017 (September 2014)
The strategy reflects both the complexity of the challenges we face, and our collective resolve to meet these challenges with a considered, resolute and integrated response
EMCDDA–Europol Joint Report on a new psychoactive substance: 1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine (‘MT-45’) (September 2014)
The two organisations concluded that sufficient information had been accumulated to merit the production of a Joint Report on MT-45 as stipulated by Article 5.1 of the Council Decision.
Circular 014/2014: lawful supply of foil (August 2014)
Announces a change to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 regarding the lawful supply of foil by persons employed or engaged in the provision of drug treatment services (Government, UK)
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (August 2014)
Report by WHO
“Legal highs”: safe and legal “heavens”? (August 2014)
A study on the diffusion,knowledge and risk awareness of novel psychoactive drugs among students in the UK
Rapid Decline in HCV Incidence among People Who Inject Drugs Associated with National Scale-Up in Coverage of a Combination of Harm Reduction Interventions (August 2014)
This is the first study to demonstrate that impressive reductions in HCV incidence can be achieved among PWID over a relatively short time period through high coverage of a combination of interventions (PLoS)
Young people’s opinions on alcohol and other drugs policy - national survey results (August 2014)
Australia’s largest ever survey of young people’s opinions on drug and alcohol policy has found most young people are well-informed and well-placed to contribute to future policy direction, say researchers from UNSW Australia (NDARC)
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