DS Daily - 17th December 2009


Parents back alcohol free childhood

Chief Medical Officer publishes final guidance on alcohol and children [DoH, UK]

Guidance on the consumption of alcohol by children and young people

A 102-page PDF report by the Chief Medical Officer [DoH, UK]

Supplementary report

List of tables. 72-apge PDF [DoH, UK]

Drink related hospital admissions - Turning Point comment

These new statistics are yet further evidence that the government needs to treat alcohol misuse as seriously as the misuse of illegal drugs, and invest equally in alcohol treatment provision [Turning Point, UK]

Paul Hayes Addresses London Staff Conference

Mr Hayes said the growing numbers in recovery were due to the efforts of services like CRI and others that help people to overcome dependency and tackle the effects of their drug use. Well-organised, flexible services, such as those provided by CRI, were the key to helping people to move through treatment successfully [CRI, UK]

Q & A with Nora Volkow

NIDA director discusses cannabis, addiction vaccines, and gambling [Addiction Inbox, USA]

Economic Analyses of Multiple Addictions for Men and Women

This article has sought to address several analytical and policy issues regarding the joint usage of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs [Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics]

Mexican forces kill drug lord Beltran Leyva

Mexican security forces have killed drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva, one of the most wanted traffickers in both Mexico and the United States, in a victory for President Felipe Calderon's war on drug cartels [Washington Post, USA]

Big rise in ecstasy, cocaine possession

Cocaine, ecstasy and so-called ''hillbilly heroin'' are being detected in increasing amounts, but police action on alcohol-related violence has seen the state's assault statistics drop for the first time in two decades, a new report says [SMH, Australia]

NSW recorded crime statistics quarterly updates

Quarterly update September 2009. 19-page PDF [NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Australia]