Reports February 2012


Substance Misuse, July-September 2011

Statistics on Substance Misuse in Wales include data concerning people presenting to treatment services for substance misuse | Welsh Government, UK

Harm reduction interventions for opioid injectors

Current evidence on the effectiveness of the available harm reduction options for opioid injectors | EMCDDA

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2011

In its report for 2011, the Board outlines many of today’s challenges in drug control | INCB

Drug Misuse Statistics Scotland 2011

This annual publication collates the available information on drug use from a range of national data sources | Information Services Division, NHS Scotland, UK

The National Drug Related Deaths Database Report (Scotland) 2010

Publication Summary - Full Reports | Information Services Division, NHS Scotland, UK

Funding for drug treatment and recovery services 2012-13

Local drug partnerships in England are being incentivised to provide drug treatment services that sustain recovery as part of a £466.7m funding settlement for 2012-13. Local allocations | NTA, UK

Research on Drinking and Drugs in the Workplace

A seminal study at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) reported that during the course of the year “15% of the U.S. workforce has used or been under the influence of alcohol at work.” | RIA, University of Buffalo, USA

NSW Tobacco Strategy 2012-2017

The NSW Tobacco Strategy 2012-2017 provides an overarching framework for the actions that the NSW Government will lead to reduce smoking and tobacco related harm in NSW - Download | NSW Government, Australia

Decrease in use of ecstasy/MDMA

Findings from the DUMA program - Download | Australian Institute of Criminology

Drug Crime and the Narcotics Market in Tajikistan

This report is a short summary of the following book chapter published in the Russian language: Latypov, A. (2011). Drug dealers, drug lords and drug warriors-cum-traffickers: Drug crime and the narcotics market in Tajikistan | Eurasian Harm Reduction Network

Narcotic Drugs - Estimated World Requirements for 2012 - Statistics for 2010

Technical Report | International Narcotics Control Board

Psychotropic Substances

Technical report 2011: Statistics for 2010. Assessments of Annual Medical and Scientific Requirements for Substances in Schedules II, III and IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 | International Narcotics Control Board

Why a drink problem is everyone’s problem

A new report from Alcohol Concern, looking at our attitudes to drink problems and to seeking treatment for them, suggests that we in Wales need to be more honest with ourselves about the role alcohol plays in our society | Alcohol Concern, UK

Community-Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Providing Naloxone

To address the substantial increases in opioid-related drug overdose deaths, public health agencies could consider comprehensive measures that include teaching laypersons how to respond to overdoses and administer naloxone to those in need. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from | Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, USA

Report shows 7.5 million children live with a parent with an alcohol use disorder

A new report shows 7.5 million children under age 18 (10.5 percent of this population) lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. According to the report by | SAMHSA, USA

Safe Management and Use of Controlled Drugs in Prison Health in England

Final report | National Prescribing Centre, UK

Pharmaceutical drug use among police detainees

In light of increased concern regarding the illegal use of prescription medication and the extent of the diversion of pharmaceuticals into the black market, the AIC incorporated a set of new questions into its third quarterly DUMA survey in 2011 | Australian Institute of Criminology

Briefing Paper for Plans on the evalulaiton of Minimum Unit Pricing

This briefing paper has been produced to inform interested parties of the existing and proposed plans for evaluating alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland should it be introduced by the Scottish Parliament | Health Scotland, UK

Building Safe, Active Communities: Strong foundations by local people

The report also provides an update on the twelve challenges to action around antisocial behaviour and alcohol that Baroness Newlove put to Government in her first report | Communities and Local Government, UK

Drug treatment in England: the road to recovery

Having got record numbers of users into treatment quickly, the system is now responding to the recovery ambition of the 2010 Drug Strategy | National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, UK

Interpersonal violence and illicit drugs

This briefing summarises the links between interpersonal violence and illicit drug use, identifies risk factors for involvement in drug-related violence, outlines prevention measures that address drug-related violence, and explores the role of public health in prevention | Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Ending gang and youth violence - detailed report

The report looks into the scale of the problem of gang and youth violence, analyses its causes, and identifies what can be done by government and other agencies to stop the violence and to turn around the lives of those involved | Home Office, UK

State of tobacco control 2012

The report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the state and federal levels, and assigns grades based on tobacco control laws and regulations in effect as of January 1, 2012 | American Lung Association

What partners need to know

Booklet providing information on the way partners can work with police and crime commissioners, the wider effects of policing reforms and advice on what local leaders can do to prepare for the change | Home Office, UK

Guidance for the use of substitute prescribing in the treatment of opioid dependence in primary care

This guidance covers the use of substitute medication, which can be an important element in the treatment of opioid dependent patients and their medically assisted recovery | SMMGP, UK

A cohesive strategy for alcohol, narcotic drugs, doping and tobacco (ANDT) policy

A summarised version of Government Bill 2010/11:47 | Ministry of Health, Sweden

Rough sleeping

Commons Library Standard Note | Parliament, UK

Standards and guidelines for practices

This page contains a listing of national drug prevention guidelines and standards in Europe. The title, the methodological basis and the types of treatment covered by each guideline are provided, along with a download link where available | EMCDDA

Work programme 2012

The 2012 EMCDDA work programme takes forward activities begun in 2010 to implement the EMCDDA's three-year strategy (2010–12). This strategy seeks to: consolidate and deepen the analysis of core datasets held at the EMCDDA; invest in more complex and policy-relevant analysis; and develop a small number of new areas of strategic importance - Download | EMCDDA

Steering Group Report on a National substance misuse strategy

A key aim of this Strategy is the promotion of healthier lifestyle choices throughout society in relation to alcohol | Department of Health, Ireland

Impact of welfare reform on housing

A report examined the implications for social housing providers of the coalition government's proposed 'reforms' of housing benefit | Consortium of Associations in the South East, UK

Briefing paper: Illicit Drugs and Public Health in 2012

This paper sets out some of the issues and challenges for the delivery of drug interventions in the new public health system | UKDPC

Tackling alcohol misuse: Should abstinence be our preferred approach?

A new report which argues that people with alcohol problems must be offered effective support and treatment to meet their individual needs, an ‘individual person-centred journey’ as the Government’s drug strategy would describe it | British Liver Trust

Impact of welfare reform on housing

A report examined the implications for social housing providers of the coalition government's proposed 'reforms' of housing benefit | Consortium of Associations in the South East, UK

Professor Sylvia Walby reports on the impact of cuts on violence against women services

A report by leading academic Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, and Jude Towers at Lancaster University, raises concern about the implications of public expenditure reductions for the provision of local violence against women services | Trust for London, UK

Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England

These profiles provide a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level | London Health Observatory, UK

Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011

This Standard provides for a system of health warnings to increase consumer knowledge of the health effects relating to the use of tobacco products | Australian Government

Model-based appraisal of alcohol minimum pricing and off-licensed trade discount bans in Scotland using the Sheffield alcohol policy model

Second update based on newly available data | University of Sheffield, UK