Items tagged with treatment

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Drug addiction: A different approach [12.10.2018] The debate on the pitfalls of incarcerating drug addicts is an old one, and a study " From Addict to Convict: The Working of the NDPS Act (1985) in P...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia...
'Decriminalise consumption of drugs to cure Udta Punjab' [23.08.2018] As Punjab, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam battle rampant drug abuse among its populace, a leading independent think-tank involved in legal research stron...
Sweden's zero-tolerance drug policy should be reviewed: narcotics officer [14.06.2018] Sweden's current policy is based on the goal of a " drug-free society" and makes no distinction between "hard" and "soft" drugs. Those found guilty o...
An opioid crisis foretold [21.04.2018] Today’s opioid crisis is already the deadliest drug epidemic in American history. Opioid overdoses killed more than 45,000 people in the 12 months th...
Drug reform gets a push [21.04.2018] New plans for treatment of drug addicts and abusers are a welcome step on the way to badly needed drug reform. The steps announced last week by the c...
Norway's drug policies 'could set example for rest of the world' [22.03.2018] Norway ’s drug laws could be an example for the rest of the world, leading healthcare and police figures from around the world have said. Drug policy...
Overshadowed by the opioid crisis: A comeback by cocaine [05.03.2018] The opioid epidemic just keeps getting worse, presenting challenges discussed at length at a White House summit last week. But opioids are not Americ...
Why states should limit the potency of marijuana [07.02.2018] Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggest...
People are dying because of ignorance, not because of opioids [19.10.2017] The vast majority of opioid users do not become addicts. Users’ chances of becoming addicted increase if they are white, male, young and unemployed a...
Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says [01.09.2017] Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment admissions have not increased in Washington since marijuana was legalized, according to a new analysis ...
We already know how to stop people dying from drugs – but the Government refuses to do it [02.08.2017] Last year saw the highest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1993. More than half of these deaths involved an opiate, such as heroi...
Norway to sentence some drug addicts to treatment rather than prison [14.02.2016] Norway's courts will now be able to sentence drug-addicted convicts to treatment programmes instead of sending them to jail. Following trials in Berg...

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