Reports May 2018

 

The hardest hit: Addressing the crisis in alcohol treatment services (PDF)

This research, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm on 1 May 2018, warns that the alcohol treatment sector is in crisis. These services are entering into a cycle of disinvestment, staff depletion, and reduced capacity, and this is due to get worse; in 2020 ring-fenced public health funding will end, posing additional risk to the areas of highest need. [See also Press Release] | Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, UK

Statistical bulletin: Adult drinking habits in Great Britain: 2017

Teetotalism, drinking in the week before interview, frequent drinking and units drunk, including changes in drinking patterns in recent years | ONS, UK

Statistics on Alcohol

This statistical report presents a range of information on alcohol use and misuse by adults and children drawn together from a variety of sources for England unless otherwise stated | NHS Digital, UK

Statistics on Alcohol

This statistical report presents a range of information on alcohol use and misuse by adults and children drawn together from a variety of sources for England unless otherwise stated | NHS Digital, UK

Statistical bulletin: Adult drinking habits in Great Britain: 2017

Teetotalism, drinking in the week before interview, frequent drinking and units drunk, including changes in drinking patterns in recent years | ONS, UK

Public health outcomes framework: May 2018 data update

The Public Health Outcomes Framework examines indicators that help us understand trends in public health | PHE, UK

Prescribing of controlled drugs by therapeutic radiographers: further advice

Further advice about the prescribing of controlled drugs by therapeutic radiographers | ACMD, UK

Overdose Prevention in New York City: Supervised Injection as a Strategy to Reduce Opioid Overdose and Public Injection (PDF)

Overdose deaths in New York City have risen steadily over the past 15 years, growing to the crisis we now face. In 2017, provisional data confirmed 1,441 overdose fatalities in New York City—the deadliest year on record | NYC, USA

Hepatitis C in England and the UK

Latest hepatitis C virus (HCV) reports, slide sets and infographics for England and the UK | PHE, UK

Global Drugs Survey 2018

GDS Key full Findings Report 2018 now available online | GDS, UK

Fentanyl: preparing for a future threat

Incident planning for potent opioids arriving into the illicit drug market | PHE, UK

Notification of tobacco or herbal products for smoking

Guidance for businesses needing to notify the government that they are placing a tobacco or herbal smoking product on the market | PHE, UK

Report on the risk assessment of N-(1-Amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(cyclohexylmethyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (ADB-CHMINACA) in the framework of the Council Decision on new psychoactive substances

This publication presents the data and findings of the risk assessment on N-(1-Amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(cyclohexylmethyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (ADB-CHMINACA), carried out by the extended Scientific Committee of the EMCDDA on 7-8 November 2017. On the basis of the Risk Assessment Report — and on the initiative of the European Commission — on 14 May 2018, the Council decided that ADB-CHMINACA should be subject to control measures across the Member States | EMCDDA, Portugal

Report on the risk assessment of 1-(4-Cyanobutyl)-N-(2-phenylpropan-2-yl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (CUMYL-4CN-BINACA) in the framework of the Council Decision on new psychoactive substances

This publication presents the data and findings of the risk assessment on 1-(4-Cyanobutyl)-N-(2-phenylpropan-2-yl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (CUMYL-4CN-BINACA), carried out by the extended Scientific Committee of the EMCDDA on 7-8 November 2017. On the basis of the Risk Assessment Report — and on the initiative of the European Commission — on 14 May 2018, the Council decided that CUMYL-4CN-BINACA should be subject to control measures across the Member States | EMCDDA, Portugal

New report shows successful hepatitis C testing pilot in pharmacies in London

A new report, published today by the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG), shows the results of a successful four-month pilot project that offered hepatitis C (HCV) tests to people who use needle exchange services at nine community pharmacies across London | LJWG, UK

Devising and communicating public health alcohol guidance for expectant and new mothers: a scoping report (PDF)

The aim of this research was to understand how the new CMO guidance on pregnancy was received by the target audience | Alcohol Research UK, UK

Afghanistan opium survey 2017 Challenges to sustainable development, peace and security (PDF)

The Afghanistan Opium Surveys are implemented annually by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) of Afghanistan in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The survey team collects and analyses information on the location and extent of opium poppy cultivation, potential opium production and the socio-economic situation in rural areas | UNODC, Austria

£4.5M innovation fund open to help children of dependent drinkers (PDF)

PHE announcement that local authorities (LAs) can now bid for funding. Alongside the call for bids is also published, for the first time, local prevalence data and advice on how best to meet the needs of children growing up in these situations and those of their parents and carers | PHE, UK

Public health guidance on active case finding of communicable diseases in prison settings (PDF)

Prevention and control of communicable diseases in prison settings | ECDC and EMCDDA, Sweden

Cannabis and driving: questions and answers for policymaking

With cannabis use and policy evolving internationally, drug-impaired driving has become an increasingly relevant policy issue. This briefing aims to provide those concerned with policy developments in the field of cannabis with a brief overview of current knowledge and the latest developments in the area of driving | EMCDDA and CCSA, Portugal and Canada

Methamphetamine contamination in residential properties: Exposures, risk levels, and interpretation of standards (PDF)

There is currently no evidence that methamphetamine levels typically resulting from third-hand exposure to smoking residues on household surfaces can elicit an adverse health effect | CSA, New Zealand

Drug-related homicide in Europe: a first review of the data and literature

Homicide is a violent act that generates high social costs. In particular, drug-related homicide (DRH) has the potential to act as an indicator of wider drug-related crime. Comparing DRH levels between countries with data on this topic can be a valuable tool for identifying trends and new threats | EMCDDA, Portugal

Brexit battlegrounds: Where are public health and the alcohol industry likely to clash in the years ahead (PDF)

The purpose of this document is to summarise the objectives and priorities for public health organisations and the alcohol industry as the UK government negotiates this post-Brexit landscape. Some of these relate to the successor arrangements that will define the UK’s future relationship with the EU, others to new deals with other countries | IAS, UK

 

 

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