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7 Aug 2020

‘Alcohol is the virus’ best friend’: Keeping pubs closed is safe thing to do, says expert

Public health expert Dr Gabriel Scally has warned that “alcohol is the virus’ best friend” and that the only safe thing to do was to keep the wet pubs closed.


4 Aug 2020

France drugs: PM Castex to impose on-the-spot fines nationwide

France will introduce on-the-spot fines nationwide for drug users, particularly targeting cannabis, from September.


26 Jun 2020

Alcohol labelling policies: most countries lagging behind in promoting healthier choices

According to a new report, labelling of alcoholic beverages is not consistent or even considered in many countries in the WHO European Region.


26 Jun 2020

Harm Reduction Initiative Expands to Suðurnes Peninsula

A harm-reduction initiative run by the Icelandic Red Cross has now expanded its services beyond the capital area – to the Suðurnes peninsula, Southwest Iceland.

Research blog

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD) is a peer-reviewed journal for social science research into alcohol and drugs as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking. Here you will find short summaries of the articles published in the jounal.

NAD 3/2020 (June)

This issue includes the following themes

Substance use problems in a partner, professionals experiences with family-oriented practice in addiction treatment, exploring expectations [...]

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