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.



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)
The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services (August 2014)
To ensure anyone looking to address their problem drug and/or alcohol use receives high-quality treatment and support that assists long-term, sustained recovery and keeps them safe from harm (Scottish Government)
Needle and syringe programmes coverage in the United States (August 2014)
There are currently 194 SSPs in 33 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Indian Nations (IDPC)
New Psychoactive Substances
Projects, Studies and Research funded by the European Commission
Young People and Drugs (August 2014)
This survey explores young people’s perceptions of and attitudes towards drugs (EU)
Expanded harm reduction provision achieves impressive reductions in HCV incidence among PWID in Scotland (August 2014)
Implementation of comprehensive harm reduction policies has achieved impressive reductions in incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland (Aidsmap)
The safer management of controlled drugs (August 2014)
New regulations governing the management and use of controlled drugs came into force in April 2013 (Care Quality Commission)
All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse (August 2014)
Manifesto 2015
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)
Planning for Marijuana: The Cannabis Conundrum (August 2014)
This outline of common land use regulatory models and a replicable analytical model help practitioners develop ordinances that square with their own communities’ goals, values, and attributes (Journal of the American Planning Association)
Adult Drinking Patterns in Northern Ireland 2013 (August 2014)
This report presents the main findings of the Adult Drinking Patterns Survey 2013 (Drugs and Alcohol Ireland)
Forensic early warning system (FEWS) annual report (August 2014)
Annual report on the Home Office forensic early warning system, which identifies new psychoactive substances in the UK (Home Office, UK)
Ambitious for recovery (August 2014)
Tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK (The Centre for Social Justice)
Drug misuse: findings from the 2013 to 2014 (August 2014)
Examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use among a sample of 16 to 59 year old residents in households in England and Wales HTML or PDF (Home Office)
Campaign launched to warn of risks of 'legal' highs (August 2014)
Radio, digital and mobile phone adverts are aimed at people aged 15 to 21 and warn them about the risks of taking the drugs (Home Office)
Prisoner health services in Australia 2012 (August 2014)
This bulletin provides an overview of health services in Australian prisons (AIHW)
The EU-MADNESS project (August 2014)
The aims of the 24-month project which started on 1 April 2014 and is led by Professor Fabrizio Schifano, are: “to monitor, test, profile, and feed back into education and prevention knowledge relating to the types of NPS emerging in Europe, their associated characteristics and potential harms”
Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012-13 (August 2014)
Over 700 agencies provided over 160,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug issues to an estimated 108,000 clients in Australia in 2012–13. Most episodes were for clients receiving treatment for their own drug use, and these clients tended to be male and in their 20s and 30s (AIHW)
Aluminium foil for smoking drugs (August 2014)
A briefing for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs (Public Health England)
Ketamine rescheduling consultation (August 2014)
This consultation seeks your views on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs’ (ACMD) recommendation to reschedule ketamine to Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (as amended) (the 2001 Regulations)
Inquiry into new psychoactive substances (“legal highs”) (August 2014)
The National Assembly for Wales’s Health and Social Care Committee is currently looking into the issue of new psychoactive substances – also known as legal highs – in Wales
Hepatitis C Virus Infection Epidemiology among People Who Inject Drugs in Europe (August 2014)
A Systematic Review of Datafor Scaling Up Treatment and Prevention (PLOS ONE)
Home Office approved kits for testing controlled substances (August 2014)
This circular provides advice on drug testing kits that have been approved for the purpose of testing substances suspected to be controlled drugs (Home Office)
Controlled drugs list (August 2014)
The following is a list of the most commonly encountered drugs currently controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation showing their respective classifications under both the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (Home Office)
Not just in transit (August 2014)
Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa (WACD)
Hepatitis C in the UK (August 2014)
The most recent national estimates suggest that around 214,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV) in the UK
Licit and Illicit Drug Use during Pregnancy (July 2014)
Maternal, Neonatal and EarlyChildhood Consequences (CCSA)
Trafficking for Forced Labour in Cannabis Production (July 2014)
The Case of Ireland (MRCI)
Government response to ACMD advice on ketamine (July 2014)
Norman Baker, Minister for Crime Prevention, writes to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs regarding the reclassification of ketamine (Home Office)
Second seminar in PHE's Evidence into Practice and Policy series (July 2014)
Delegates heard about the early background to NSP, the updated NSP guidance produced by NICE and support for implementation, and the implications of the guidance for different communities of professionals and service users (Public Health England)
World Hepatitis DayNew EMCDDA study published (July 2014)
New EMCDDA review on hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs in Europe (EMCDDA)
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