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NEWS: Lichtenstein: New Strategy Paper to Tackle Addiction

The Commission for Addiction Issues has developed a new addiction policy paper for Lichtenstein. The German-speaking microstate situated in the Alps and in the southwest of Central Europe has not seen an update to its alcohol and other drug policies in the last two decades…

NEWS: Hong Kong: Rising Youth Cannabis Use Linked with Legalization Overseas

Hong Kong’s drugs tsar has linked rising cannabis use among young people in Hong Kong with legalization overseas. Amid an overall decline in drug use, the number of people using marijuana has increased, fuelled by a 50% rise among under-21 year olds. The government’s top adviser on drugs connects the trend with legalization in regions including North America…

EVENT: CND63 Side Event: Importance of Drug Prevention

As part of the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, this side event is organized in collaboration of Movendi International and the Republic of Slovenia as well as the Republic of Chile. It will focus on sharing and discussing the experiences from different countries concerning effective and evidence-based drug prevention. This side event will explore ways forward to scale up and make evidence-based preventive programmes and initiatives available in more countries and communities and to stimulate action on implementation.
The event will foster a conversation about the role of prevention programmes in the context of cannabis deregulation. In parallel the event will explore the ways of how deregulation processes are influencing the implementation of prevention programmes…

REPORT: Cannabis Enthusiasts’ Knowledge of Medical Treatment Effectiveness and Increased Risks From Cannabis Use

here were considerable discrepancies between cannabis users’ knowledge and available evidence, highlighting the need for more research and education (by physicians, caregivers, and dispensaries) on effectiveness and health risks, especially for users with specific health issues such as pregnant women and people with depression…

REPORT: Prevalence and Forms of Cannabis Use in Legal vs. Illegal Markets

The prevalence of cannabis use—and use of products such as cannabis concentrates, edibles and drinks—was higher in US states that had legalized cannabis. Additional longitudinal research is required to determine whether these differences reflect causal effects of legalization or pre-existing secular trends…

NEWS: Overdose Prevention Needs More Focus on Alcohol

Results from a new study suggests more focus on alcohol is necessary in overdose prevention. Researchers from the University of Michigan Addiction Centre surveyed 660 people in a residential recovery centre. They found that 90% had overdosed on alcohol at least once in their lives – blacking out, or suffering alcohol poisoning severe enough to need medical treatment…

NEWS: Canada: Thousands of Youth Hospitalized

A staggering number of youth are hospitalised in Canada due to harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. According to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), more than 23,500 youth were hospitalized for harm from substance use. About 65 young people in Canada per day are admitted to hospital because of harm caused by cannabis, alcohol, opioids and other substances. Cannabis accounted for nearly 40% of the hospital stays among youth. Alcohol accounted for about 26% of the hospitalizations…