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Latest Press Releases

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New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in Australia

29 June 2016

Alcohol consumption in Australia has declined steadily during the past decade, with per capita consumption in 2013-14 reaching its lowest level since the early 1960s. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction shows that the overall decline in drinking is due mainly to less drinking among people in their teens and early twenties.

Prohibition 2016: Assessing the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act

25 May 2016

With the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act poised to come into force, experts ask whether a blanket prohibition of NPS is feasible

The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?

13 April 2016

The controversy over the UK's new safe drinking guidelines revealed how much people within a country can disagree about drinking. It turns out that countries disagree with each other, too.

Take-home naloxone should be an additional standard of care for prevention of heroin overdose deaths

30 March 2016

Death from opioid overdose is preventable through timely administration of the antidote naloxone. Several countries now provide take-home naloxone (THN) to opioid users for emergency use, but mostly as pilot schemes and without formal evaluation. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found that take-home naloxone programs reduce overdose mortality and have a low rate of adverse events. The study recommends take-home naloxone as a new standard of care for prevention of heroin overdose deaths.

Nearly half of women who stop smoking during pregnancy go back to smoking soon after baby is born

16 March 2016

A major new review published today by the scientific journal Addiction reveals that in studies testing the effectiveness of stop-smoking support for pregnant women, nearly half (43%) of the women who managed to stay off cigarettes during the pregnancy went back to smoking within 6 months of the birth.

E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to quit in 2014

01 March 2016

Researchers from University College London estimate that use of e-cigarettes produced 16K-22K additional long-term quitters in England in 2014.1 A long-term quitter is someone who has not smoked for at least one year.

How to measure nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes

22 February 2016

New protocol anticipates the EU Tobacco Products Directive, taking effect May 2016

Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder

18 February 2016

People diagnosed with depression are about twice as likely to smoke as the general population. A survey of 6811 participants from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA, published today in the scientific journal Addiction, found that although depressed smokers tried to quit smoking more often than other smokers, they were more likely to return to smoking within a month. This tendency seemed to be stronger for women than men.

Improvised Naloxone Nasal Sprays Lack Evidence of Absorption and Effect

04 February 2016

As the US FDA approves nasal Narcan, researchers at Britain's National Addiction Centre warn against using poorly-tested drug delivery systems