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Alcohol and drug policies in Sweden and the UK

Arthur Gould

Alcohol and drug policies in Sweden and the UK

a study of two counties.

by Arthur Gould

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Published .
Written in English


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Taken fromSocial policy review, pp.229-250.

SeriesSocial policy review
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Open LibraryOL20850458M

UK drinking compared. In , alcohol consumption per capita (APC) (i.e. litres of pure alcohol per person [15+ years] per year) in the UK was litres—equivalent to around grams or 22 units of alcohol per week. [1] This is slightly above the litre per capita consumption of the European Union countries (including Norway and Switzerland), [2] but exceeds the world per capita.   Drug testing and enforcing drug and alcohol policies create a number of opportunities for missteps by employers and supervisors. Any one of these missteps can open the employer up to legal action by an employee. Before adopting a drug testing program and before adopting a policy on drug and alcohol use, get guidance from an attorney familiar.

35 H. Harwood, D. Fountain, and G. Livermore, The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States, (Rockville, Md.: National Institute on Drug Abuse, ) Google Scholar; and P. For example, some organisations now treat drug and alcohol dependence as an illness and frame policies aimed at rehabilitation. This approach can encourage employees to seek treatment. However, drugs differ from alcohol as use is generally not socially acceptable and is often illegal.

Policy — means Paramount's Drug and Alcohol Policy and these Drug and Alcohol Policy Guidelines. Safety Sensitive Positions — means positions where the person has a role in operations (which, for clarity, can include an oversight, supervisory or similar role regardless of whether it is performed at a field or office location) where. Amitava Dasgupta, in Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory, Introduction. Illicit drug use is a major public health issue not only in the United States but globally, because it has been estimated that million people worldwide (approximately 5% of world population) had abused an illicit drug at least once in their life. The number of regular illicit drug users worldwide is.


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Alcohol and drug policies in Sweden and the UK by Arthur Gould Download PDF EPUB FB2

Swedish drug policy – a balanced policy based on health and human rights Sweden’s drug policy has been firmly established for a long time, both across political boundaries and with the support of the Riksdag, but also through strong support from the general public.

It is a natural part of the strategy for alcohol,File Size: KB. Inthe UN Office on Drugs and Crime produced a report entitled ‘Sweden’s successful drug policy: a review of the evidence’. 4 5 In the introduction, UNODC director Antonio Maria Costa boldly stated: ‘societies have the drug problem that they deserve’, noting specifically that ‘in the case of Sweden, the clear association between a restrictive drug policy and low levels of.

Nordic traditions of studying the impact of alcohol policies1 Börje Olsson, Hildigunnur Ólafsdóttir & Robin Room Alcohol policy: a Nordic tradition This book is concerned with studies in the last half of the 20th century in five Nordic countries — Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden — of the impact of alcohol policies.

This report presents the top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Sweden, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. The statistical data reported relate to (or most recent year) and are provided to the EMCDDA by.

InParliament approved an updated National Alcohol and Drug Action Plan for the years – The strategy was similar to the plan. The overall objective of the Swedish drugs policy is: a drug-free society.

There are three sub-objectives: reduce recruitment to drug abuse; induce people with substance abuse problems to give up their abuse. 3 The authors and their affiliation ALLAMAN A LLAMANI: Centro Alcologico Integrato e Unità di epidemiologia dell’Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze, Firenze, Italy SIMONA ANAV: Permanent Observatory on Youth & Alcohol, Rome, Italy ANNIE BRITTON: Health Promotion Sciences Unit, Department of Public Health & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, The United Kingdom.

Gower College Swansea Student Drug and Alcohol Policy has been developed in accordance with: The Misuse of Drugs Act Drug Register Receipt book, based on Main Reception’s at the [email protected] Singleton Hospital Phone: Morriston Hospital. A drug and alcohol policy is a policy that is implemented in order to outline the expectations of a business that concerns with the consumption of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

A drug and alcohol policy can sometimes be referred to as a substance misuse policy. You may also see policy proposal examples & samples. The employee's explicit consent is required to conduct drug and alcohol testing.

The employer must also have a valid and justifiable reason to conduct both drug and alcohol testing. For example, where a job involves particular health and safety risks, (such as those for drivers and security personnel), these will be regarded as valid.

This report presents the top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in the United Kingdom, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. The statistical data reported relate to (or most recent year) and are provided to the EMCDDA by the national focal point, unless stated otherwise.

The drug strategy sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes.

Best Books on the War On Drugs and Drug Policy Reform After over 40 years and trillions of dollars thrown at it, the war on drug appears increasingly as an unqualified failure. A list for those who want to make sense of this seemingly untracktable conundrum. UK drug policies have come under attack from ministers within the coalition government, with senior Liberal Democrats saying current rules are "nonsensical" and arguing for a.

Drug and Alcohol Policy: Live Policy: HRS_drug_and_alcohol_policy_v1: Date of Last Review: January Date of Next Review: January Changes from previous version: Wording changed from "abuse" to "dependency" Medical advice now includes. "The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAN) conducts annual national studies of the alcohol and drug use of school-age children.

Sincethey have conducted school-based teacher-monitored surveys among a nationally representative sample of 9th grade elementary school students years old.

Objective Elevated levels of alcohol consumption among university students are well documented. Policymakers have attempted to combat this issue at a university, national and international level.

Tailoring public health policy to effectively tackle alcohol use is crucial. Using Q-methodology, the current study aims to develop a typology of alcohol consumption in the Irish university student.

6+ Drug & Alcohol Policy Templates Drugs and alcohol have no place in the modern business workplace. But, while there are some employees who are more than happy to comply with this rule, there are still those who decide to flout it in the mistaken belief that they can get away with it.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. In spite of having a well-defined drug and alcohol policy, unpleasant incidents in the workplace are quite regular.

Hence the employer must ensure that all efforts are taken to prevent or at least minimize them. The following guidelines describe the drug and alcohol testing policy for any company.

The professor emeritus in criminology at the University of Oslo, Nils Christie, pointed out Sweden as the hawk of international drug policy in a book. He said that Sweden is serving the role of being welfare alibi for, and lending legitimacy to, the US drug war.

Free Drug and Alcohol in the Workplace Policy Samples. Drug and Alcohol Policy Template which you can download and adapt for your organisation.

It contains an optional section on drug / alcohol testing. Stop and Search Policy Template Simple stop and search policy to allow you to implement basic staff search arrangements for your. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports that Sweden has one of the lowest drug usage rates in the Western world, and attributes this to a drug policy .Sample Drug Testing Policy Society for Human Resource Management [Company Name] is a drug-free workplace.

As such, we prohibit the use of nonprescribed drugs or alcohol during work hours. If the employee comes to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol or uses drugs or alcohol during work time, the employee.The International Journal of Drug Policy provides a forum for the dissemination of current research, reviews, debate, and critical analysis on drug use and drug policy in a global context.

It seeks to publish material on the social, political, legal, and health contexts of psychoactive substance use, both licit and journal is particularly concerned to explore the effects of drug.