This September issue of the newsletter includes links to Irish and international publications related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. 


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Irish-related publications
Trends in drug poisoning deaths, by sex, in Ireland: a repeated cross-sectional study from 2004 to 2017

Lynn, Ena and Cousins, Grainne and Lyons, Suzi and Bennett, Kathleen E (2021) BMJ Open, 11, (9), e048000.

Drug use, harm-reduction practices and attitudes toward the utilisation of drug safety testing services in an Irish cohort of festival-goers.

Ivers, Jo-Hanna and Killeen, Nicki and Keenan, Eamon (2021) Irish Journal of Medical Science, Early online.

Report of the Emerging Drug Trends and Drug Checking Working Group 2021.

HSE National Social Inclusion Office. (2021) Dublin: HSE

Report of the Night-Time Economy Taskforce.

(2021) Dublin: Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Alcohol marketing during the 2020 Six Nations Championship: a frequency analysis.

Purves, Richard I and Critchlow, Nathan (2021) SHAAP, IAS and AAI

Reducing harm, supporting recovery progress report 2020.

Drugs Policy and Social Inclusion Unit (2021) Dublin: Department of Health.

A space of her own. The need for gender specific services for women experiencing homelessness and addiction.

(2021) Dublin: Merchants Quay Ireland

Radical listening project on women’s health.

MCCP (2021) Dublin: Women’s Health Taskforce and Department of Health

Naloxone stories from Dublin. Insights from staff and service users to mark International Overdose Awareness Day 31st August 2021.

(2021) Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project

Synthetic cannabinoids in Europe – a review.

Auwärter, Volker et al (2021) Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Modelling the impact of increased alcohol taxation on alcohol-attributable cancers in the WHO European Region.

Kilian, Carolin et al The Lancet Regional Health Europe, Early online, (100225). 

Is Europe also facing an opioid crisis? - A survey of European Pain Federation chapters.

Häuser, Winfried (2021) European Journal of Pain, 25, (8), pp. 1760-1769

Edible cannabis toxicity in young-children an-emergent serious public health threat.

Mattimoe, C et al I (2021) Irish Medical Journal, 18, (8), p. 446.

Monaghan and Cavan Youth Substance Support (MaCYSS). Rapid assessment/consultation.

Alcohol Forum Ireland (2021) Letterkenny: Alcohol Forum Ireland.

Sides... filmed for Red Door Recovery Project 2021.

Walsh, Orla (2021) Louth: Red Door Recovery Project

Increased smoking and e-cigarette use among Irish teenagers: a new threat to Tobacco Free Ireland 2025.

Sunday, Salome and Hanafin, Joan and Clancy, Luke (2021) ERJ Open Research, Early online. 10.1183/23120541.00438-2021

Submission to the World Health Organisation (WHO) web based consultation on the first draft of Global alcohol action plan 2022-2030 to strengthen implementation of the Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.

(2021) Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland

The use of public houses as a collective representation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland.

O'Brien, John (2021) Irish Journal of Sociology, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F07916035211029202

Tracking the Irish adult population during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: A methodological report of the COVID-19 psychological research consortium (C19PRC) study in Ireland.

Spikol, Eric et al (2021) Acta Psychologica, 220. 103416.

Therapeutic potential of long-acting opioids and opioid antagonists for SARS CoV-2 infection.

Eagleton, Marie et al (2021) British Journal of Anaesthesia, Early online. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.bja.2021.08.022

2021 review of the youth work sector response to the covid-19 pandemic – summary report.

(2021) Dublin: National Youth Council of Ireland.

Cost-effectiveness of mass screening for Hepatitis C virus among all inmates in an Irish prison.

Ward, Zoe (2021) The International Journal of Drug Policy, Early online, 103394. 

Survey of plant-based fermented beverages available on the Irish market.

(2021) Dublin: Food Safety Authority of Ireland

An overview of recent advances in opioid agonist treatment (OAT).

McNicholas, M et al (2021) Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, Early online.

Overview of tertiary addictions services response to opioid dependence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hennigan, K et al (2021) Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, Early online, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1017/ipm.2021.

[Audio] Real Health: Smoking SOS with Dr Damien Lowry.

Henry, Karl (2021) Dublin: Independent.ie.

Cognitive decline associated with anticholinergics, benzodiazepines and Z-drugs: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

Moriarty, Frank et al (2021) British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 87, (7), pp. 2818-2829

Information sharing in community policing in Europe: building public confidence.

Aston, Elizabeth V et al (2021) European Journal of Criminology, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708211037902

A review of the inclusion of equity stratifiers for the measurement of health inequalities within health and social care data collections in Ireland.

Carroll, Christopher et al (2021) BMC Public Health, 21, (1), p. 1705

Preventing harm, empowering recovery. A strategic framework to tackle the harm from substance use (2021-31).

Northern Ireland. Department of Health (2021) Belfast: Department of Health

The problem gambling podcast. Season five.

Grant, Barry and O'Reilly, Tony (2021)

Sláintecare mid-year Progress Report for 2021.

(2021) Dublin: Department of Health

National Office for Suicide Prevention annual report 2020.

(2021) Dublin: Health Service Executive.

National Suicide Research Foundation annual report 2020.

(2021) Cork: National Suicide Research Foundation

Review of the Adult Cautioning Scheme final report.

Crowe (2020) Dublin: Policing Authority

An Garda Siochana annual policing plan 2021.

(2021) Tullamore An Garda Siochana

Criminal Assets Bureau annual report 2020.

Criminal Assets Bureau (2021) Dublin: Department of Justice

Irish Penal Reform Trust annual review & financial statement 2020 – 2021.

(2021) Dublin: Irish Penal Reform Trust.

Dublin Simon Community annual review 2020.

(2021) Dublin: Dublin Simon Community

Drinkaware annual report & financial statements 2020.

(2021) Dublin: Drinkaware

Tax on Ireland’s drinks and hospitality sector in 2021.

Foley, Anthony (2021) Dublin: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland

Tobacco Free Ireland annual report 2020.

(2021) Dublin: Department of Health

Recorded crime Q2 2021.

 CSO (2021) Cork: Central Statistics Office.

International publications
Implementing quality standards for drug services and systems: a six-step guide to support quality assurance.

 EMCDDA (2021) Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

A grounded theory study: how non-treatment-seeking substance users make sense of their behaviour “I want to be me but I don’t know who me is”.

Lawson, Sarah and Griffiths, Helen (2021) International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-021-00592-1

[Video] Understanding patient preferences for drug dependence treatment.

(2021) National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

How might the 'Icelandic model' for preventing substance use among young people be developed and adapted for use in Scotland? Utilising the consolidated framework for implementation research in a qualitative exploratory study.

Carver, Hannah (2021) BMC Public Health, 21, (1), p. 1742.

A qualitative exploration of young people's experiences of attempted suicide in the context of alcohol and substance use.

Guest, Rebecca et al (2021) PLoS ONE, 16, (8), e0256915

The Drug Science podcast #46 - Human behaviour with Dame Theresa Marteau.

 Nutt, David (2021) London: Drug Science

Lessons learned from the first European project on the integration of infectious diseases in testing services, data collection and country responses.

Raben, Dorthe et al (2021) BMC Infectious Diseases, 21, (Suppl 2), 690

The illicit trade of cocaine from Latin America to Europe – from oligopolies to free for-all?

UNODC and EUROPOL (2021) Cocaine Insights 1. Vienna: UNODC

Care and treatment for people with alcohol related brain damage in Scotland. A report on visits to people and services across Scotland in 2021.

(2021) Edinburgh: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

Reimagining brief interventions for alcohol: towards a paradigm fit for the twenty first century?

McCambridge, Jim (2021) Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 16, (1), p. 41

The "Outcome Reporting in Brief Intervention Trials: Alcohol" (ORBITAL) core outcome set: international consensus on outcomes to measure in efficacy and effectiveness trials of alcohol brief interventions.

Shorter, Gillian W et al (2021) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 82, (5), pp. 638-646.

Pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorders - unequal provision across sociodemographic factors and co-morbid conditions. A cohort study of the total population in Sweden.

Wallhed Finn, et al (2021) Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 108964. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108964

Screening for alcohol use in pregnancy: a review of current practices and perspectives.

Dozet, Danijela et al (2021) International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Early online, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc8457028/.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: health needs assessment.

(2021) London: Department of Health and Social Care

The effects of alcohol consumption and its associations with disease activity among 979 patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Turk, Matthew et al (2021) RMD Open, 7, (2).

Trajectories of alcohol consumption during life and the risk of developing breast cancer.

Donat-Vargas, Carolina et al (2021) British Journal of Cancer, doi: 10.1038/s41416-021-01492-w

Acute consumption of alcohol and discrete atrial fibrillation events.

Marcus, Gregory M et al (2021) Annals of Internal Medicine, Early online. https://doi.org/10.7326/m21-0228

Treatment for opioid use disorder in the Florida medicaid population: Using a cascade of care model to evaluate quality.

Johnson, Kimberly et al (2021) The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 47, (2), pp. 220-228.

Tracing the affordances of long-acting injectable depot buprenorphine: a qualitative study of patients' experiences in Australia.

Barnett, Anthony et al (2021) Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 227. 108959

Buprenorphine management in the perioperative period: educational review and recommendations from a multisociety expert panel.

Kohan, Lynn et al (2021) Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 46, (10), pp. 840-859

Selectivity and sensitivity of urine fentanyl test strips to detect fentanyl analogues in illicit drugs.

Bergh, Marianne Skov-Skov et al (2021) International Journal on Drug Policy, 90. 103065

Refraining from use diminishes cannabis-associated epigenetic changes in human sperm.

Schrott, Rose et al (2021) Environmental Epigenetics, 7, (1), dvab009

Cannabis regulation: lessons from the illicit tobacco trade.

Gomis, Benoît (2021) London: International Drug Policy Consortium

Recent cannabis use and myocardial infarction in young adults: a cross-sectional study.

Ladha, Karim S et al (2021) Canadian Medical Association Journal, 193, (35), E1377-E1384

Global bioethical challenges of medicalising psychedelics.

Miceli McMillan, Ricardo (2021) Journal of Psychedelic Studies, Early online. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1556/2054.2021.00188 (In Press)

Methamphetamine from Afghanistan: signals indicate that Europe should be better prepared.

EMCDDA (2021) Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Recreational N2O use: just laughing or really bad news?

van Amsterdam, Jan et al (2021) Addiction, doi: 10.1111/add.15652

Increase in recreational drug use between 2008 and 2018: results from a prospective cohort study among HIV-negative men who have sex with men.

Coyer, Liza et al (2021) Addiction, Early online. doi: 10.1111/add.15666

A new way of working: ending rough sleeping together. Final report.

(2021) London: The Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping.

Good for you, good for us, good for everybody. A plan to reduce overprescribing to make patient care better and safer, support the NHS, and reduce carbon emissions.

(2021) London: Department of Health and Social Care.

Disparities in stressful life events among children aged 5–17 years: United States, 2019

Ullmann, Heidi et al (2021) Hyattsville, MD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Addiction audio: Robert West on the Addiction Paper Authoring Tool.

Calder, Robert and West, Robert (2021) London: Society for the Study of Addiction.

Characteristics of women who stop smoking in pregnancy. Experimental analysis of smoking data from the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) April 2018 to March 2019.

Public Health England (2021) London: Public Health England

International expert consensus on electronic nicotine delivery systems and heated tobacco products: a Delphi survey.

Berlin, Ivan et al (2021) BMJ Open, 11, (e045724).

Electronic cigarette and smoking paraphernalia point of sale displays: an observational study in England.

Brocklebank, Laura A et al (2021) Tobacco Control, Early online. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056314

E-cigarette use and respiratory disorders: an integrative review of converging evidence from epidemiological and laboratory studies.

Wills, Thomas A et al (2021) European Respiratory Journal, 57. 1901815. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01815-2019

Strategies to improve smoking cessation rates in primary care.

Lindson, Nicola et al (2021) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9). Art. No.: CD011556. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011556.pub2

Impact of wagering inducements on the gambling behaviors of on-line gamblers: A longitudinal study based on gambling tracking data.

Balem, Marianne et al (2021) Addiction, Early online. doi: 10.1111/add.15665 

Langer's illusion of control and the cognitive model of disordered gambling.

Clark, Luke and Wohl, Michael JA (2021) Addiction, Early online. doi: 10.1111/add.15649

Excessive and pathological Internet use - risk-behavior or psychopathology?

Kaess, Michael et al (2021) Addictive Behaviors, 123. 107045

New report reveals scale of alcohol promotion throughout Six Nations Rugby championship.

[Alcohol Action Ireland] (30 Sep 2021)

First cannabis-based product under MCAP to be available from next month.

[Irish Examiner] Dunphy, Liz (29 Sep 2021)

Gardaí warn college freshers of the dangers of recreational drug use.

[Irish Examiner] Heaney, Steven (21 Sep 2021)

'He owed money and these people wanted money': Drugs, debts and the silent toll on families.

[Irish Examiner] O'Keeffe, Cormac (18 Sep 2021)

Experts want pilot project to test drugs at music festivals.

[Irish Examiner] O'Keeffe, Cormac (17 Sep 2021)

Statement on the report of the night-time economy taskforce.

[Alcohol Action Ireland] (17 Sep 2021)

Nitrous-oxide: Laughing gas hits a new high in Ireland.

[Irish Times] Gallagher, Conor (11 Sep 2021)

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic.

[thejournal.ie] Delaney, Maria (10 Sep 2021)

Alcohol action call for bold action in addressing Ireland’s problematic alcohol use in pre-budget submission.

[Alcohol Action Ireland] (09 Sep 2021)

Gambling industry must pay for addiction treatment.

[Irish Times] O'Gara, Colin (09 Sep 2021)

Drugs trade 'never waned', bucking Covid crime trends.

[Irish Examiner] O'Keeffe, Cormac (01 Sep 2021)

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