Substance abuse

New psychoactive substances in Europe: challenges and solutions

The new psychoactive substances (NPS) market has increased so fast that existing drug control laws have been left behind. European countries have responded in a variety of ways: some have introduced new legal responses to NPS, based on existing consumer or health protection laws,  or laws governing medicinal products, while others have developed innovative new …

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Drug use and road safety

There is growing concern around the world about drug use and road safety. This policy brief from WHO provides up-to-date information on drug use and road safety to support informed decisions on road safety and drug policies in WHO Member States. It focuses on drug-driving and not on drink-driving. It proposes that drug-driving laws and …

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Tackling Substance Abuse

October 2015 – This seminar looked at some of the issues around drug and alcohol abuse and ways of reducing harm. The expert speakers looked specifically at so-called ‘legal highs’, more correctly known as ‘new pyscho-active substances’ and alcohol, particularly underage drinking. The programme includes speaker biographies and the presentations include details of the forth-coming NPS …

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Tobacco Policy in a Changing World: Plain packaging and e-cigarettes

February 2015. This seminar  brought together policy-makers and practitioners for a stimulating and informative overview of the situation in Europe and the UK with regard to tobacco use and legislation. Our speakers – Hazel Cheeseman from ASH and Kate Knight from SmokeFree South West – are experts in both the rise of e-cigarettes and the …

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European Drug Report 2015

This report gives the latest drug facts, figures, trends and analysis from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. It is published in 24 languages. For more information, click here on http://ec.europa.eu

Treatment of cannabis-related disorders in Europe

This publication is part of a set of statistical articles based on the Eurostat document “Being young in Europe today”. It reviews the interventions used in the treatment of cannabis disorders and maps out the geography of cannabis treatment in Europe. To download the publication, click here on www.emcdda.europa.eu For more information about the Eurostat document, …

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