The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice Launches Volume 6, Issue 3, “Current international Trends In Substance Abuse”
In the fall 2012 edition of the Journal, subject matter experts will examine new and/or evolving trends popping up on the international substance abuse landscape. Drug abuse continues to be a global challenge on many fronts: societal, economic, and health. The drugs of abuse are constantly changing to meet or create demand, with novel ones being developed or discovered and old ones being altered or intensified.
This edition of the Journal will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, review of the literature related to the risks and harms associated with marijuana use. In this review the questions and answers posed are important to the on-going policy debate in Canada, but are also significant to other countries throughout the world. Also included is a study of designer drugs, a growing and difficult problem in the US and throughout the world. The author details the history of these substances, what they are and why they exist, and their impact on the individual and society. The author also outlines possible policy implications and recommendations relating to these drugs.
The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, a joint effort of the Institute on Global Drug Policy and the International Scientific and Medical Forum on Drug Abuse, is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, online journal with the goal of bridging the information gap on drug policy issues between the medical/scientific community, policymakers and the concerned lay public. Edited by Eric A. Voth, MD, FACP and David A. Gross, MD, DFAPA, our intended readership includes clinicians, clinical researchers, policymakers, prevention specialists and the interested public.