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Global burden of mental disorders and illicit drug use – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 29th, 2013.

Mental health and substance abuse disorders were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010, according to a new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in the Lancet today.  A team of researchers in Australia and the US analysed data from 20 mental and substance disorders to model the prevalence, premature death, […]

Drug report reveals worrying trends

John Kerr posted in on September 8th, 2011.

A survey of frequent illicit drug users has identified price shifts in the black market and highlighted a disturbing attitude towards drugged-driving among users. The Illicit Drug Monitoring Survey (IDMS) was started in 2005 and annually surveys a group of heavy drug users on their use of drugs as well their perceptions of the cost, […]

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