Preventing and reducing drug overdoses — a priority for the EMCDDA

31 augustus 2017 AJ 0

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International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual event, held on 31 August, to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) marks the day by highlighting its latest figures on overdose deaths in Europe and expressing support for interventions that prevent such harms.

Latest evidence from the EMCDDA shows that drug overdose deaths in Europe have risen for the third consecutive year (2). A total of 8 441 overdose deaths, mainly related to heroin and other opioids, are estimated to have occurred in Europe in 2015 (28 EU, Turkey and Norway), representing a 6% increase on the 2014 figure of 7 950 in the 30 countries. Preliminary data for 2016 suggest that this increasing trend […]

Infor-Drogues asbl recrute un assistant social h/f

30 augustus 2017 AJ 0

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Infor-Drogues asbl recrute un assistant social h/f pour un contrat à durée indéterminée à temps plein (38 heures semaine/6 jours) pour rejoindre son équipe pluridisciplinaire d’accompagnement et de permanence téléphonique destinée aux consommateurs de drogues, familles, amis, professionnels de la santé, etc. (accueil, guidance et information).

Vers une politique alcool cohérente

29 augustus 2017 AJ 0

Le Groupe porteur « Jeunes, alcool & société » a formulé 8 propositions afin de faire évoluer les environnements pour qu’ils ne nous poussent pas autant à surconsommer.

CAP-ITI engage un psychologue h/f

22 augustus 2017 AJ 0

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L’asbl CAP-ITI (Centre d’Accueil Postpénitentiaire – Information aux Toxicomanes Incarcérés) engage un(e) psychologue 19h/semaine pour un contrat de remplacement.

Criminal justice reformers are hooked on drug courts, they should kick the habit | TheHill

16 augustus 2017 AJ 0

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With opioid overdose deaths hitting record highs throughout the US, and the White House Commission calling for declaring a state of emergency, many are looking for new solutions to addiction and overdose.

But one proposal popular in some circles — the expanded use of drug courts — is not the perfect solution some make it out to be.

Drug courts are an old idea.

Created in the 80s to expedite the overwhelmed court dockets created by the drug war, they have already enjoyed a great deal of fanfare and funding — from both sides of the political aisle. But despite the good intentions that often underpin them, they are a flawed solution.

These courts are squarely housed in the criminal justice system, where there […]

Why women who misuse drugs have different needs (Pharmaceutical Journal)

9 augustus 2017 AJ 0

Whether you are a woman who is studying drug use or a woman experiencing drug problems, there is commonality — both groups are hampered by a lack of attention and face a struggle to achieve their potential. In 2016, two editorials published in leading journals The Lancet and Addiction highlighted how little is known about women and drugs. Editorials suggested that this deficit has been compounded by a lack of… female scientists investigating the issue! And there are a number of factors that have led to us having less knowledge about problematic drug use in women than in men.

Gouvernement bruxellois: un plan global de sécurité pour la Région-capitale

8 augustus 2017 AJ 0

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Le gouvernement bruxellois a donné jeudi son feu vert au premier Plan régional Global de Sécurité et de Prévention de la Région-capitale (PGSP). Concrétisant le transfert de compétences de coordination de la sécurité à la Région bruxelloise devenue le pilier de la coordination entre les différents acteurs actifs dans ces matières sur son territoire, il fixe une dizaine de thèmes prioritaires et confirme la mise sur pied d’un centre de communication et de crise régional et la création d’une école régionale des métiers de la sécurité.

En matière de drogues, le plan entend favoriser une approche qui relève avant tout de la santé publique. “Afin de viser la complémentarité de tous les acteurs, la politique en la matière sera davantage globale et intégrée ; elle se […]