Topic: Illicit Drugs

2017 WHO Forum On Alcohol, Drugs And Addictive Behaviors

The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse organizes, for the first time, the global Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours (FADAB) with a primary goal to enhance public health actions in these areas by strengthening partnerships and collaboration among public health oriented organizations, networks and institutions in the era of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG 2030)…

NEWS: UNODC Guide: Drug Prevention, Treatment In Rural Settings

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published a new ‘an awareness-raising tool’ aimed at policy-makers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders.
Its intent is to guide more effective practice when dealing with substance use issues in rural settings throughout the world.
The guide pays attention to the identification, assessment, planning and implementation of evidence-based substance use prevention initiatives and policies…

NEWS: Cananda: $1 Billion Costs Of DUIC

A new study “Estimating the Harms and Costs of Cannabis-Attributable Collisions in the Canadian Provinces” estimates the social and economic costs associated with driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) in Canadian provinces to be $1 billion in costs associated with DUIC deaths, injuries and property damage only collisions, with particularly high rates of harm among youth and young adults between the ages of 16–34…

EVENT: CND60 Side Event: Power Of Communities To Prevent Drug-Related Harm

The Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in collaboration with IOGT International and FORUT Norway cordially invites you to a UN Side Event at the 6oth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND60).
POWER OF COMMUNITIES TO PREVENT DRUG RELATED HARM…

NEWS: Canada: Big Marijuana Opposes Plain Packaging

As the Canadian government gets ready to introduce legislation to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana” before the summer, one area that Big Marijuana and public health advocates are scrutinizing is the issue of branding and promoting the marijuana products. Will the Canadian government heed public health advice or bow to marijuana industry pressure?

REPORT: Drug And Alcohol Review: Special Issue On Intimate Partner Violence

A Special Issue on Intimate partner violence and substance misuse has just been published by Drug and Alcohol Review edited by Dr Gail Gilchrist (King’s College London) and Professor Kelsey Hegarty (University of Melbourne)…

EVENT: Conference On Mental Health And Alcohol And Drug Research

The annual researcher conference on mental health and alcohol and drug research offers an annual meeting place for researchers, project supervision for doctoral candidates and lectures by outstanding international lecturers.
The three-day research conference will feature plenary lectures by national and international guest speakers…