Newsletters from ECAD

VOLUME 10, No 115 December 2008
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In this issue:
UNODC made a survey about Afghan opium: opium is less important to Afghan economy. However, it is a major source of revenue for Taliban war machine, criminal groups and terrorists
Methadone does not prove to reduce crime: new reserch on methadone from the UK
Success of the City of Hulst: read about 15 years of zero-tolerance to coffee-shops in the city of the Netherlands
The Dutch ban magic mushrooms: cultivation and sale will be outlawed since December 1, 2008
& Other articles!

 


VOLUME 9, No 114 November 2008
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In this issue:
EMCDDA Annual Report: The Drug situation is stable... or?
Four news from the Netherlands: Is time to re-think?
Is it "bad" kids who do drugs?: Researches say: universal interventions are required
There are things we can learn from each other: ECAD Sweden participates in the Russian Conference on Drugs
& Other articles!

VOLUME 8, No 113 October 2008
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In this issue:
Cannabis reclassification in the UK: Cannabis users will face new penalties from January 1, 2009 when the drug is upgraded to class B
Oslo controversial injection room about to close: Practicing injections in Oslo, Norway, aroused plenty of ciriticism. Oslo City Council suggested injection rooms should be closed by the 1-st of January, 2009. Read more about the reasons behind this proposal.
Dutch coffee-shops under pressure: Two Dutch cities in the South of Holland announced recently they could not handle the disorder caused by drug tourists and would close all 8 coffee-shops early next year. Read more about the situation in Maastricht.
ECAD discusses future plans in Cork: ECAD Advisory Board met in Cork, Ireland in the beginning of October. Read more about work strategies and focal points.
& other articles!


VOLUME 7, No 112 September 2008

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In this issue:
Start of a Global Network Against Drugs: The First World Forum Against Drugs ended by launching a global network of organisations united behind the UN Conventions on Drugs
Guiding Thread of Knowledge: ECAD Director talks about his vision for ECAD
Local alcohol- and drug prevention work demands time: 6 test municipalities developed long-term prevention work. What are the results compare to 6 control municipalities? An Evaluation of a project in Sweden
& Other articles!



VOLUME 6, No 111 July 2008
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In this issue:
Warning in World Drug Report 2008: Afghanistan has become a major producer of cannabis resin; indor cultivation is producing more potent strains of cannabis herb; systemic shift in major drug routes.
An alarming letter from French Association "Parents Against Drugs": Is French drug policy model good enough to become a pattern for other EU-countries?
Methadone myths:International debate in treating drug addiction. Professor of drug misuse research in Scotland and director of Australian Alcohol and Drug Service debating;
& other articles!



VOLUME 4-5, No 110 May-June 2008
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In this issue:
15th ECAD Mayors Conference: ECAD Newsletter presents highlights of the addresses;
Panel discussions : We have also collected some inputs to the panel discussions which will shed the light on the main topics brought up by the experts.



VOLUME 3, No 109 April 2008
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In this issue:
World Forum Against Drugs: Over a thousand delegates are expected to participate in the World Forum Against Drugs which will take place in Stockholm on September 8-10 this year. Main theme for the conference is One hundred years of drug prevention. The Forum will gather under the patronage of H. M. Queen Silvia of Sweden.
Cannabis reclassification: plus and minus : In a statement to the British Parliament, the Home Secretary said she believed problems related to cannabis use are serious enough that it should be reclassified into Class B.
“Dare to be brave” : Interview with Tomas Hallberg, ECAD Director 1999-2008
& other articles!



VOLUME 2, No 108 March 2008
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In this issue:
51st Session of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs: Drug control is too often about crime, let`s look at the accomplishments for a change!
National Drug Control Strategy 2008 for the US: Legislative actions to curb illegal sales of controlled substances on the Internet; 
Ban on grow shops in the Netherlands: growing marijuana at home becomes a criminal offence in Holland;
INCB annual report for 2007: problem drug users comprise barely 0,6% of the inhabitants on the planet, thus statements that "drugs are everywhere" or "everybody uses drugs nowadays" are nonsense!
& other articles!



VOLUME 1, No 107 Februari 2008
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In this issue:
World Forum Against Drugs: It is time to register!
Haag Resolution to Attack UN Conventions: Highly relevant in light of coming UNGASS 2009 in Vienna.
Methadone Kills More than Heroin: Report from Ireland
Supervised injection rooms come with their own set of dilemmas: Evaluation of Norwegian Programme
& other articles!




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