Weekly news - 6th January 2012

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JSNA support pack for commissioners

The JSNA support pack for commissioners outlines key principles that local areas might consider when developing plans for an integrated recovery system. There are five principles, followed by a series of prompts to help put them into practice | NTA, UK

JSNA support pack for strategic partners

This pack sets out the investment in drug treatment in each area and the benefits this brings. It also gives key performance information about the local treatment system and national data for comparison | NTA, UK

Why Invest presentation

The Why Invest? presentation shows how investing in local drug treatment and recovery services benefits individuals, strengthens families and makes communities safer | NTA, UK

Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, and their contribution to the global burden of disease

This paper summarises data for the prevalence, correlates, and probable adverse health consequences of problem use of amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, and opioids | The Lancet, UK

Drug policy and the public good: evidence for effective interventions

Evidence-based interventions are increasingly being identified that are capable of making drugs less available, reducing violence in drug markets, lessening misuse of legal pharmaceuticals, preventing drug use initiation in young people, and reducing drug use and its consequences in established drug users | The Lancet, UK

How well do international drug conventions protect public health?

Over the past 50 years international drug treaties have neither prevented the globalisation of the illicit production and non-medical use of these drugs, nor, outside of developed countries, made th

Alcohol and sex: a cocktail for poor sexual health

A report of the Alcohol and Sexual Health Working Party | Royal College of Physicians, supported by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

Drug markets and corruption in Tajikistan

This report is a short summary of a book chapter published in the Russian language | Eurasian Harm Reduction Network