Newsletters from ECAD

VOLUME 10, No 106 December 2007
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In this issue:
Free Drugs or Drug-free?: UNODC Drugs chief Antonio Maria Costa addresses the audience at the Drug Policy Alliance conference in New Orleans
The importance of family dinners: new report by the US National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) investigates substance abuse tendencies among teenagers, who have rare family dinners, and those, who dine frequently with their parents
"Independent": Use of cocaine soars in European countries
& other articles!


VOLUME 9, No 105 November 2007
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In this issue:
Gothenburg hosts World Mayors' Forum: "We in Sweden are used to political consensus in regard to drug issues. In many other countries, the situation looks quite different. We hope that this Forum will encourage those who try to do something in spite of small resources".
Scotland has much to learn from Sweden: Wide media coverage of Swedish politicians' visit to Scotland.
EU-Parliament voted for legal opium in Afghanistan : "Method can give an opposite effect".
& other articles!



VOLUME 8, No 104 October 2007
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In this issue:
ECAD Conference in Milan: A success that means a lot for the cooperation with the new ECAD city
A campaign to legalise heroin: Read about North Wales chief constable R. Brunstrom fighting hard to revoke A,B and C - drug classification system and what followed this proposal.
UNODC and San Patrignano: SQUISITO! - a unique gastronomical event, which is a feasible alternative to poverty and drug cultivation. Curious? Read more about San Patrignano`s experience that received the patronage of the UNODC.
KHAT: What do you know about this drug? Get acquainted with the Somali and Swedish organisations` statement about it
& other articles!



VOLUME 7, No 103 September 2007
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In this issue:
Canadian Government: "In the next few days, we are going to be back in the business of an anti-drug strategy" says Health Minister
UK - the groundswell of opinion: Jack Straw is glad that the British government is considering upgrading the legal status of cannabis
People's movements raise their voices: Preparations before UNGASS and other activities within the ECAD network
& other articles!



VOLUME 6, No 102 July 2007
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In this issue:
UNODC, World Drug Report: Significant and positive changes in world drug markets.
A.M.Costa urges to focus on defending people`s health as much as on destroying illicit crops and criminal networks.
British "Independent" about cannabis reclassifying: Over 50 world experts on drugs and mental health comfirm risks of increasing vulnerability to psychosis and schizophrenia.
Addicts and injection rooms: Drug addicts take advantage of controversial Kings Cross injecting room in Australia to test their tolerance to higher doses of drug coctails.
& other articles!



VOLUME 5, No 101 June 2007
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In this issue:
14th ECAD Mayors Conference: Highlights of the addresses
This issue of the ECAD Newsletter is fully devoted to cover the conference.
Read texts in full under "Conference papers"



VOLUME 4, No 100 May 2007
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In this issue:
An opium market mystery: Antonio Maria Costa ponders upon reasons behind opium prices anabaitingly steady despite 30% overproduction in Afghanistan. UNODC chief suggests motives for drug traffickers.
Lobbying for "medical" marijuana: Whose money pay for passing ballot initiatives in Denver and Alaska? A tragic story of "healing" with marijuana - a 14-year old girl died consequently.
New free information service: The Elisad Gateway provides a free searchable catalogue of resources on drugs, alcohol, tobacco, games and other subjects. In 17 European languages!
& other articles!



VOLUME 3, No 99 April 2007
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In this issue:
CND Anniversary Session: "We have to able to walk and chew gum at the same time", Antonio Maria Costa about aiming resources at both prevention, supply reduction and treatment
We do not share goals with the harm reduction movement: "We do not share the same goals and that is why any discussion about methods is worthless", Tomas Hallberg, ECAD
British newspaper regrets campaign for decriminalisation of cannabis: "If only we had known then what we can reveal today..." the leading article admits
& other articles!



VOLUME 2, No 98 March 2007
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In this issue:
ECAD held Advisory Board meeting in Warsaw, Poland: Read more abour ECAD newest Advisory Board member and what was discussed at the meeting!
New White House Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) analysis shows alarming trends: Teens tend to abuse prescription drugs and turn away from marijuana and cocaine.
ONDCP gives advise to parents on how to protect their teens from prescription drug abuse.
ECAD opens new office in Bourgas, Bulgaria: An interview with new Balkan office director about developing local drug policies, Balkan conference in autumn and Bulgarian newsletter.
Alarm over cocaine abuse in Italy: Interior minister admits that Italians consume cocaine in enormous quantities. Certain well-to-do society groups, many of whom are used to snorting the white powder, are joined by others, not in the least similar to the street addicts.
Who are they? Read ECAD March issue to find out!
ECAD 14th Mayors`Conference in Istanbul, Turkey: Don`t forget to register for the Conference and book your hotel on this website until the end of March!
& other articles!



VOLUME 1, No 97 Februari 2007
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In this issue:
UNGASS 2008: Support project SUNDIAL: It is again time for a campaign for the existing UN Conventions on Drugs. Read more and sign the Petition!
Sweden Against Drugs: Why not visit Sweden for the largest Scandinavian conference and fair on drugs - Sweden Against Drugs- March 28-29, 2007
The 2006 Annual Report from the Swedish Drug Policy Coordinator: Positive trends
Get interested in life: Three Lithuanian municipalities report on their activities within the framework of the programme "Youth in Europe"
& other articles!




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