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.

 

 

ISSDP BIBLIOGRAPHY
Drug-Related Deaths Summit 2015 (March 2015)

This note captures the main points in the discussion at the summit, which was structured with the intent of sharing the early findings from Public Health England's analysis of the ONS drug-related death data and data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (DrugScope)

 
OSF drug courts report (March 2015)
n spite of good intentions, these courts do not represent reform if they undermine health and human rights, if they put health decisions in the hands of judges and prosecutors who reject clinically indicated treatment, or if they impose punishment for relapses that are a normal part of drug dependence (IDPC)
 
Life course trajectories of alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom using longitudinal data from nine cohort studies (March 2015)
Examines alcohol consumption trajectories, reporting both average weekly volume and frequency, using data from cohorts with repeated measures that cover different and overlapping periods of life (BMC Medicine)
 
Alcohol: preventing harmful alcohol use in the community (March 2015)
This quality standard covers a range of approaches at a population level to prevent harmful alcohol use in the community by children, young people and adults (NICE)
 
'Third generation' synthetic cannabinoids (March 2015)
Report presented to the crime prevention minister recommends a revised generic description, designed to control a broad-range of ‘third generation’ synthetic cannabinoids (AMCD)
 
Proposals to review and amend specific provisions under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (March 2015)
List of proposals to review and amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (AMCD)
 
Ministerial letter to ACMD: proposals to review the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (March 2015)
Letter from the Minister of State to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) about proposals to review the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (Home Office)
 
Building Assets for Recovery (March 2015)
This is the second in a series of briefing papers by DrugScope on behalf of the Recovery Partnership which examine some of the broader issues around recovery from substance misuse problems. The briefing has a regional focus on South East England (DrugScope)
 
The Australian methylamphetamine market (March 2015)
Provides a concise understanding of the nature of organised criminal involvement in the Australian methylamphetamine market Australian Crime Commission (March 2015)
 
Drug use and its consequences in the Western Balkans 2006–14 (March 2015)
Insight into the drug-related problems faced by six countries in the region, through the available data gathered by a range of partners and the EMCDDA
 
Take-home naloxone to prevent fatalities from opiate-overdose (March 2015)
Protocol for Scotland’s public health policy evaluation, and a new measure to assess impact (Drugs: education, prevention, and policy)
 
Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2014 (March 2015)
The international community will continue to count on the drug control treaties, international Instruments that have withstood the test of time and remain relevant to addressing future challenges. All that is required is the continued commitment of all States to act in concert in the e?ective implementation of those instruments (INCB)
 
New psychoactive substances (March 2015)
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation (National Assembly for Wales)
 
Ketamine under international law (March 2015)
This post explores the relationship of drugs and international law, specifically international drug control law and international human rights law, using the topical example of placing ketamine under international control (Global Drug Policy Observatory)
 
Drugs in prison (March 2015)
Prisons in England and Wales have a serious drug problem – It does not have to be this way. It is very possible to change this situation and ensure prisons are a place where people battling addiction recover ( Centre for Social Justice)
 
Drug Court of Victoria Evaluation released (March 2015)
The evaluation was undertaken by KPMG and confirms the success of the Drug Court in working effectively with individuals with severe drug and alcohol dependency to both improve community safety and reduce crime
 
Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years? (March 2015)
Results show that the factors included here are more appropriate to understanding offending than drug use (International Journal of Drug Policy)
 
Cocaine powder: review of its prevalence, patterns of use and harm (March 2015)
Report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) reviewing the use of cocaine powder and its impact on British society
 
Proposal to consolidate the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2001 (March 2015)
The chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) writes to Lynne Featherstone about the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2001 (Home Office)
 
Rescheduling of ketamine and patient group directions (March 2015)
Lynne Featherstone writes to the chair of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) about the rescheduling of ketamine (Home Office)
 
Action against head shops (March 2015)
Advice for local authorities and other public bodies on the types of offences head shops may be committing, and guidance and recommendations (Home Office)
 
No let-up in drive to combat 'legal highs' (March 2015)
Coalition government takes range of action to respond to challenges of new psychoactive substances (Home Office)
 
New psychoactive substances in Europe. An update from the EU Early Warning System (March 2015)
This short report provides an update on new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Europe for 2014. It highlights recent developments, including the growth of the market over the past few years, as illustrated by seizures by law enforcement and other indicators, as well as the growing number of serious harms that are being reported as a result (EMCDDA)
 
UN Ketamine Vote Could Spark Public Health Crisis in Developing World (March 2015)
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna will soon decide between two opposite proposals by China and the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the international control of ketamine, an essential anaesthetic in human and veterinary medicine (Talking Drugs)
 
EU Alcohol Strategy report published (March 2015)
The European Union must act to combat alcohol-related harm, a Lords report urges. New action by the EU should focus on measures it can take itself rather than relying on Member State action alone (Parliament, UK)
 
Beyond internet as tool (March 2015)
A mixed-methods study of online drug discussion (Doctoral thesis, National Drug Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Melbourne, Australia)
 
A Measure of Change (March 2015)
The impact of the public health transfer on local alcohol provision (Alcohol Concern)
 
AMCD briefing on the prevention of drug and alcohol dependence (March 2015)
The Recovery Committee of the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs have produced a balanced and useful overview of the state of knowledge on preventing drug and alcohol dependence (DrugScope)
 
ACMD advice on nitrous oxide abuse (March 2015)
The chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) writes to Theresa May about nitrous oxide abuse (AMCD)
 
Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2014 (March 2015)
The international community will continue to count on the drug control treaties, international instruments that have withstood the test of time and remain relevant to addressing future challenges. All that is required is the continued commitment of all States to act in concert in the e?ective implementation of those instruments (INCB)
 
Drugs and driving: the law (March 2015)
It’s an offence to drive if you have over the specified limits of certain drugs in your blood and you haven’t been prescribed them (UK Government)
 
Public Health England invests £10million in drug and alcohol recovery services (March 2015)
Public Health England (PHE) has announced the successful applicants for £10 million of capital funding for services that are helping people in England with drug or alcohol problems to recover from their addiction. Over 50 projects across England, in partnership with local authorities, will receive grants from PHE
 
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