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 (Home Office)
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A state of the art review of the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Europe and an overview of the way preventive measures are currently implemented in European countries set the scene (EMCDDA)
(1)This Act contains provision about psychoactive substances.
(2)Section 2 defines what is meant by a “psychoactive substance”.
(3)Sections 4 to 10 contain provision about offences relating to psychoactive substances.
(4)Section 11 provides for exceptions to those offences.
(5)Sections 12 to 35 contain powers for dealing with prohibited activities in respect of psychoactive substances, in particular powers to give prohibition notices and make prohibition orders.
(6)Sections 36 to 54 contain enforcement powers.
This annual statistical report presents information on drug misuse among both adults and children (HSCIC)
Findings in this report are annual averages based on combined 2012 to 2014 NSDUH data from approximately 204,000 respondents in the civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older (SAMHSA)
Substances to be controlled under EU and UN obligations (Ireland)
Draft guidance consultation (NICE)
Crime against households and adults, also including data on crime experienced by children, and crimes against businesses and society (Office for National Statistics)
The abuse of prescription and non-prescription opioids is rampant across the globe. This collection aims to highlight various issues within the subject of opiate abuse (Taylor & Francis)
Report presented to the crime prevention mini ter recommends a revised generic description, designed to control a broad-range of ‘third generation’ synthetic cannabinoids (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs)
The purposes of this clinical report are to review some of the short-term effects of maternal substance use during pregnancy and long-term implications of fetal exposure; describe typical medical, psychiatric, and behavioral symptoms of children and adolescents in families affected by substance use; and suggest proficiencies for pediatricians involved in the care of children and adolescents of families affected by substance use, including screening families, mandated reporting requirements, and directing families to community, regional, and state resources that can address needs and problems (Pediatrics)
Buprenorphine (often prescribed with naloxone, as “suboxone”) is an evidence-based medication for people with opioid use disorder. Clinical wisdom suggests staying on the medication consistently is important to patient outcomes. But does consistent adherence really make a difference? (Recovery Research Review)
Data tables and commentary for the unlinked anonymous monitoring surveys of infections and risk among people who inject drugs (Public Health England)
Here Emily Crick, PhD student at Bristol University and GDPO Research Associate draws on her doctoral research to discuss US President Ronald Reagan’s engagement with the issue in the 1980s (GDPO)
Dáil Éireann Debate
The overall aim of the research was to provide data on the current extent and nature of stigma amongst the Scottish general public towards people with drug dependence and people who have recovered from drug dependence (Scottish Government)
Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts (UNAIDS)
Australia – Victoria: Interactive map: rate of drug types for use and possession offences by LGA (Crime Statistics Agency)
This report presents the key activities performed by the EMCDDA and Europol in 2015 and the results of the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA on the information exchange, risk assessment and control of new psychoactive substances, including new psychoactive substances notified in 2015, Joint Reports produced, risk assessments conducted and public health-related alerts and advisories issued to the EU Early Warning System Network (EMCDDA)
This statistical report acts as a reference point for health issues relating to alcohol use and misuse, providing information obtained from a number of sources in a user-friendly format (HSCIC)