Recent research into drug problems in a number of cultures and settings has indicated that a disproportionate amount of the harm and costs arising from drug use is associated with the relatively small proportion of dependent users. With the increasing recognition of the scale of the problems…
This report aims to give policymakers an accessible summary of the current evidence available on the effectiveness of treatment, and suggestions on how treatment services can be expanded and integrated into a co-ordinated system.
The District of Columbia Mayor signed the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Amendment Act of 2012, which provides limited legal protection for those who witness or experience a drug overdose and summon medical assistance.
Injecting drugs has now become the second most common way to contract the virus in Romania. The year 2011 saw 129 new cases of HIV among injecting drug users after 12 new cases had been registered in 2010.
Human Right centres and drugs users in India demanded to the Government standards for evidence-based, voluntary treatment for drug dependence, monitor centres and more government facilities to manage drug addiction.
The aim of this report is to take a fresh look at the city’s response to the problems associated with drug markets and drug use, and to suggest ways in which the local agencies could be more successful in reducing the drug related problems.
This DrugScope briefing for the Recovery Partnership aims to provide a summary of the public health reforms and to inform about how organisations can most effectively prepare to meet the challenges of this new environment.
Five ukrainian government agencies have recently adopted an inter-ministerial order that ensures access to opiate substitution therapy by patients at police detention centers and pre-trial detention settings.
The Victoria (Australia) Minister for Mental Health has released Reducing the alcohol and drug toll. Victoria’s plan 2013 – 2017. It' s the first whole of government strategy to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the community.