All Effectiveness Bank analyses to date of documents related to use and problem use of illegal drugs starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 798 documents.
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Ruiz M.S., O’Rourke A., Allen S.T. et al.
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 2019, 82, p. 148–154.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] In two US cities which prohibited the possession of injecting equipment, what impact did a policy change to allow needle and syringe programmes have on the HIV epidemic?
REVIEW 2018 HTM file
A review of brain stimulation methods to treat substance use disorders
Coles A.S., Kozak K., George T.P.
The American Journal on Addictions: 2018, 27(2), p. 71–91.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] Already used to treat various neurological and psychiatric disorders, a review investigates the utility of brain stimulation techniques for drug and alcohol problems.
Hai A.H., Franklin C., Park S. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2019, 202, p. 134–148.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] Based on evidence gathered over the previous three decades, the featured paper took stock of whether spiritual and religious interventions have been effective for people with substance use problems.
Strang J., Groshkova T., Uchtenhagen A. et al.
The British Journal of Psychiatry: 2015, 207, p. 5–14.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] A long history of heroin prescribing, but a relatively short history of trialling its supervised administration. What has evidence collected over a 15-year period concluded about this intensive intervention intended for a patient population who would otherwise be considered ‘unresponsive’ to treatment?
Crowley D., Murtagh R., Cullen W. et al.
Harm Reduction Journal: 2019, 16(42).
For prison populations with multiple risk factors for acquiring hepatitis C, can a peer-supported screening programme improve the uptake of testing and treatment?
Morey S., Hamoodi A., Jones D. et al.
Journal of Viral Hepatitis: 2019, 26, p. 101–108.
How can testing and treatment for hepatitis C be optimised in custodial settings? Prisons in the North East of England trialled new care pathways including a universal offer of testing using less invasive procedures and treatment facilitated by digital technology.
DOCUMENT 2019 HTM file
Prison Drugs Strategy
HM Prison and Probation Service.
HM Prison and Probation Service, 2019
National agency responsible for prison and probation services in England and Wales announces three-point plan for tackling the presence of drugs and drug use problems, based on the principles of restricting supply, reducing demand, and building recovery.
HOT TOPIC 2019 HTM file
Time for safer injecting spaces in Britain?
‘Hot topics’ offer background and analysis on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Drug consumption rooms are a particularly contentious form of harm reduction, viewed on one hand as a practical, humane, life-saving approach to dangerous drug use, and on the other, as an endorsement of drugtaking and a dereliction of the duty to treat people dependent on drugs.
Albertella L., Gibson L., Rooke S. et al.
Journal of Cannabis Research: 2019, 1, article 9.
For people motivated to reduce or quit their use of cannabis – the most widely used illicit drug in Europe – could a smartphone app provide a promising alternative to face-to-face treatments or public health interventions?
REVIEW 2019 HTM file
Supervised consumption sites: a nuanced assessment of the causal evidence
Caulkins J.P., Pardo B., Kilmer B.
How high should the evidence bar be set when deciding whether to endorse drug consumption rooms?
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