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31 May 2019

AP Report: ‘Pain League’ allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

This is the first known case outside the U.S. where employees of the pharmaceutical empire owned by the Sackler family have been criminally implicated, more than a decade after Purdue executives were convicted over misleading the American public about the addictiveness of OxyContin.


29 May 2019

Drug-related Scottish hospital admissions highest recorded

Almost 8,000 people were admitted to hospital in Scotland in the year 2017/18 for drug-related reasons, according to new figures. It is the highest rate of acute hospital stays recorded, and about four times higher than 20 years ago. In total, there were 10,509 drug-related admissions – 90% of these due to a mental and behavioural diagnosis.


20 May 2019

Britain’s cocaine crisis: Use doubles in last seven years

The use of cocaine in Britain has doubled in seven years, as one in 50 Londoners currently snorts the drug daily. An analysis of Britain’s waste water, carried out by forensic scientists at King’s College London, has also proved that the purity of the class A drug has gone up, hitting a record high. Tests of the drug in sewage show Londoners are taking almost 200,000 doses of cocaine every day, which amounts to about £700,000.


24 Apr 2019

‘You can’t arrest your way out of record drug-related deaths,’ say police

Police forces across the UK are offering drug users pre-arrest education and treatment instead of a caution or charge.

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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