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Association of the COVID‐19 lockdown with smoking, drinking and attempts to quit in England: an analysis of 2019–20 data

In England, following the March 2020 COVID‐19 lockdown, rates of smoking cessation and use of remote cessation support increased, but so too did high‐risk drinking prevalence.

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Changes in delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) concentrations in cannabis over time: systematic review and meta‐analysis

Concentrations of THC in international cannabis markets increased from 1970 to 2017 while cannabidiol (CBD) remained stable.

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Cocaine treatment demands in 10 western European countries: observed trends between 2011 and 2018

Despite substantial country‐specific variation regarding cocaine prevalence and treatment demand, there has been an overall significant increase since 2015 in the share of cocaine‐related treatment demand in western Europe.

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The Society for the Study of Addiction's collection of addiction-related COVID-19 resources includes perspectives from policymakers, views from clinicians working in treatment services, and summaries of global policy responses. 


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