United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime issued latest World Drug Report, June 22, 2017
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2017 World Drug Report earlier this summer. This report consists of five booklets: a summary report and policy implications; supply, use, and health consequences; cultivation, production, and consumption of plant-based drugs; an extended analysis of the global synthetic drug market; and discussion of the drug problem, organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption, and terrorism.
SAMHSA Releases New National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data, September 7, 2017
SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance use including including opioids (both prescription pain relievers and heroin), and the prevalence of mental health issues such as mental illness, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
Interim Report: Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, July 2017
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis published its interim report. It included recommendations the President can take to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, to prevent deaths and provide more accessible and informed methods of treatment for addiction.