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Alcohol


17 Dec 2019

Two standard alcoholic drinks a day no longer safe, health officials say

The National Health and Medical Research Council published a draft report which updated Australia’s alcohol guidelines for the first time since 2009. The new guidelines warn that adults should have “no more than 10 standard drinks per week” to reduce the health risks from alcohol, or roughly 1.4 drinks a day. The maximum an adult should have on a single day is four standard drinks.

Gambling


22 Nov 2019

Danske Spil to roll out ID verification cards

In a bid to minimise the number of underage gamblers accessing its products, Danish operator Danske Spil has rolled out new identification requirements across its retail premises.

Drugs


30 Oct 2019

Quebec raises legal age for cannabis from 18 to 21

Quebecers between 18 and 21 will soon have to give up their green: the Coalition Avenir Quebec government has adopted a new law on cannabis consumption. The legal age to use marijuana will rise from 18 to 21 as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Drugs


28 Oct 2019

Canada: Guards say they want supervised injection sites in federal prisons

Setting up supervised injection sites at federal institutions is the way to go if the Correctional Service plans to continue making needles available to drug-using inmates, prison guards say. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says one such injection site at Drumheller Institution in Alberta is proving a safer alternative to the service’s needle-exchange program, operating at seven federal prisons.

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 1/2018 (February)

This issue of NAD deals with microdosing, alcohol-related maltreatment, gender differences among adolescents with substance abuse problems, [...]

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