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Interesting things about alcohol and other drugs - December 2015

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other drugs
December 2015
Andrew Brown @andrewbrown365
Calls to the National Poisons Information Service about
drug misuse that were classified as severe based on
clinical features at the time of enquiry or follow up
Source: National Poisons
Information ServiceAnnualReport
2014/15
NB Clinicians are less
likely to call the NPIS
when dealing with
exposures to substances
with which they are
familiar, such as opioids.
Branded products most commonly involved in
telephone enquiries to NPIS and TOXBASE accesses
When enquiries on
synthetic cannabinoids
and branded products
thought to contain these
agents were combined,
there was a 144%
increase in telephone
enquiry activity over the
previous year.
TOXBASE accesses
related to synthetic
cannabinoids have
increased by 151% in the
last year.
Source: National Poisons
Information ServiceAnnualReport
2014/15
Drugs of misuse categories involved in telephone
enquiries and TOXBASE accesses in 2014/15
Source: National Poisons
Information ServiceAnnualReport
2014/15
Number of recorded police incidents in
Newcastle involving new psychoactive
substances in 2014
Source: A Whole City Responseto
the Use of NovelPsychoactive
Substances (NPS)by Young Peoplein
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Crime types for which Data Retention and
Investigatory Powers Act 2014 is used
Communications data is used
in the investigation of 90% of
all serious crime. In 2013-14,
the NCA report that
interception played a critical
role in investigations that
resulted in:
Over 2,200 arrests;
Over 750 kg of heroin
and 2,000 kg of
cocaine seized;
Over 140 firearms seized;
and
Over £20,000,000 seized.
Source: A Question of Trust
Report of the Investigatory
Powers Review
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Interesting things about alcohol and other drugs - December 2015

  • 1. Interesting things about alcohol and other drugs December 2015 Andrew Brown @andrewbrown365
  • 2. Calls to the National Poisons Information Service about drug misuse that were classified as severe based on clinical features at the time of enquiry or follow up Source: National Poisons Information ServiceAnnualReport 2014/15 NB Clinicians are less likely to call the NPIS when dealing with exposures to substances with which they are familiar, such as opioids.
  • 3. Branded products most commonly involved in telephone enquiries to NPIS and TOXBASE accesses When enquiries on synthetic cannabinoids and branded products thought to contain these agents were combined, there was a 144% increase in telephone enquiry activity over the previous year. TOXBASE accesses related to synthetic cannabinoids have increased by 151% in the last year. Source: National Poisons Information ServiceAnnualReport 2014/15
  • 4. Drugs of misuse categories involved in telephone enquiries and TOXBASE accesses in 2014/15 Source: National Poisons Information ServiceAnnualReport 2014/15
  • 5. Number of recorded police incidents in Newcastle involving new psychoactive substances in 2014 Source: A Whole City Responseto the Use of NovelPsychoactive Substances (NPS)by Young Peoplein Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • 6. Crime types for which Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 is used Communications data is used in the investigation of 90% of all serious crime. In 2013-14, the NCA report that interception played a critical role in investigations that resulted in: Over 2,200 arrests; Over 750 kg of heroin and 2,000 kg of cocaine seized; Over 140 firearms seized; and Over £20,000,000 seized. Source: A Question of Trust Report of the Investigatory Powers Review
  • 7. Kilos of cocaine and heroin seizures in England and Wales Three quarters of cocaine (65%) and heroin (66%) seized in 2014/15 was in quantities under 1g. 3% of cocaine and 2% of heroin seized weighed more than 500g. Source: Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015
  • 8. Quantities of cannabis seized in England and Wales Around one quarter (27%) of seizures of herbal cannabis were of quantities weighing less than 1 gram. Around a half (49%) of seizures of cannabis resin made by the police forces were between 5 grams and 10 grams. Almost half (48%) of seizures of cannabis plants were of quantities of five plants or fewer. Source: Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2015
  • 9. People with substance misuse conditions and claiming benefits by whether they were accessing treatment NB “An individual may be undergoing both drugs and alcohol treatment and would appear in both figures, therefore to avoid double counting these individuals, totals can not be summed across drugs and alcohol treatment.” Source: Working age benefit recipientsin drug or alcohol treatment
  • 10. Rates of Drugs-related Death Rates Soon After Hospital-discharge for People in the Treatment System in Scotland For the cohort of over 98,000 drug treatment clients in Scotland, there is a high drugs- related death [DRD] risk in the 28 days after hospital-discharge. Length of hospital-stay had no effect on DRD-rate, discharge- diagnosis had an effect (as did reported misuse of alcohol) but neither was as discriminatory as the behavioral risk-factor of having ever injected. Source: White SR, Bird SM, Merrall ELC, Hutchinson SJ (2015) Drugs-RelatedDeath Soonafter Hospital-Dischargeamong Drug Treatment Clients in Scotland: Record Linkage,Validation,and Investigationof Risk-Factors. PLoS ONE 10(11):e0141073. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.014107 3 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/a rticle?id=info:doi/10.1371/journal .pone.0141073
  • 11. Naloxone distributed in the community and in prisons in Scotland “The percentage of all opioid-related deaths that occurred within four weeks of prison release fell steadily from 9.8% during 2006-10 (before the programme) to 3.1% in 2014. This substantial fall reflects both increasing total opiate-related deaths and falls in the relatively small number of deaths within four weeks of prison release.” Source: National Naloxone Programme Scotland - Monitoring Report 2014/15
  • 12. Number of take home naloxone kits supplied per year in Scotland “A total of 7,376 THN kits were issued in Scotland in 2014/15, an increase of 14% on the previous year, bringing the cumulative number of kits issued since the start of the program (2011/12 to 2014/15) to 21,140.” Source: National Naloxone Programme Scotland - Monitoring Report 2014/15
  • 13. Reasons for resupplying take home naloxone kits in Scotland in 2014-15 Source: National Naloxone Programme Scotland - Monitoring Report 2014/15 For Scotland as a whole, supply of kits increased from 54 kits per 1,000 problem drug users (PDUs) in 2011/12 to 122 per 1,000 PDUs in 2014/15.
  • 14. Recorded contacts by substance misuse teams using the Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) Source: Mental Health Bulletin, Annual Report From MHMDS Returns, England Data taken from the appropriate national reference data tables in Mental Health Bulletin Annual Reports
  • 15. Number of fixed-term recalls to prison by original offence, 2014 Source: http://www.parliament.uk/busi ness/publications/written- questions-answers- statements/written- question/Commons/2015-09- 08/9384/
  • 16. Number of days between sentence or release and the first appointment with the offender manager Source: Transforming Rehabilitation- Early Implementation3 “We’ve recently being doing the impact on victims. How it upsets the general public and people around me. I take notes and this helps me control my alcohol usage. It has helped me not to smoke cannabis. I’ve reduced my consumption of alcohol and cannabis since working with my OM [offender manager]”
  • 17. Leading cause of DALYs and percentage change from 1990 to 2013 (Males) Source: Global burdenof disease England - infographicslide set
  • 18. Share of total alcohol consumed by the 20% of the population who drink the most Source: Health at a Glance - Alcohol(OECD) “Alcohol consumption is highly concentrated, as the large majority of alcohol is drunk by the 20% of the population who drink the most, with some variation across countries.” 63% Source: Health at a Glance - Alcohol(OECD)
  • 19. Short-term outcomes for opiate and crack users accessing treatment in England (1 of 2)“Significant, and substantive, improvements in most behavioural measures were recorded, and were achieved within a relatively short period of time following enrolment in treatment. The study demonstrates that these successful outcomes continued to be the norm for the English opiate- and/or crack-user treatment population, despite a doubling in the number of drug users treated, and changes in referral patterns and drug use profiles.” Source: Short-term outcomes for opiate and crack users accessing treatment: the effects of criminal justice referral and crack use.
  • 20. Short-term outcomes for opiate and crack users accessing treatment in England (2 of 2) “The results observed here demonstrate that, in the face of marked changes in the English drug treatment population, the positive improvement in behavioural outcomes observed in previous studies has been sustained. Positive changes were observed in the short term but did not necessarily equate to abstention from all drug taking and offending behaviour.” Source: Short-term outcomes for opiate and crack users accessing treatment: the effects of criminal justice referral and crack use.
  • 21. Estimated number of people living with HIV (both diagnosed and undiagnosed) in the UK as a result of injecting drug use“In 2014, an estimated 2,160 people who inject drugs were living with HIV in the UK (1,500 men and 650 women), of whom 11% were unaware of their HIV status. The estimated prevalence of HIV among this population in the UK was 2.2 per 1,000 aged 15-44 in 2014.” Source: HIV in the UK – Situation Report 2015: Incidence, prevalence and prevention
  • 22. Change in the number of breath tests carried out by police in England and Wales & the proportion that are positive Source: Police powers and proceduresEngland and Wales year ending31 March 2015 Police carried out 607,000 breath tests in 2014, a fall of 10% compared with the 676,000 breath tests carried out in 2013. Eleven per cent of breath tests carried out in 2014 were positive or refused, up one percentage point on 2013.
  • 23. Stop and search in England and Wales in 2014-15 Source: Police powers and proceduresEngland and Wales year ending31 March 2015 In the year ending March 2015, there were 541,000 stops and searches conducted by police in England and Wales, a fall of 40% compared with the previous year. Two in every three were on suspicion of drug possession or supply. NB - Although the arrest rate can be used as an indicator for the effectiveness of stop and search, there are a number of other outcomes (such as drugs possession warnings, cautions etc.) that may be used by police when carrying out a stop and search which are not covered here.
  • 24. The proportion of stop and searches carried out by police relating to suspicion of drug offences Source: Police powers and proceduresEngland and Wales year ending31 March 2015 While the number of stop and searches carried out on suspicion of drug offences have halved since 2010/11, the proportion that they make of all stop and searches has risen by 9% points over the same period.
  • 25. Proportion of stop and searches by police in England and Wales for suspected drug offences by ethnicity It appears that BAME communities are over represented in the stop and search where drugs offences are suspected. About 85% of the general population identify as White British or White Other. Source: Police powers and proceduresEngland and Wales year ending31 March 2015
  • 26. Mean dosage (mg) of MDMA taken per night of use Source: how do we take drugs in 2015? "The British still do binging and excess really well -- they don't do moderation," observes Dr. Winstock. "There's something around Britishness that equates more with better, and that's the dialogue that needs to change. More drugs does not equal a better night."
  • 27. Reported purity of brown heroin in Europe in 2013 Source: http://www.emcdda.euro pa.eu/data/stats2015#dis playTable:PPP-77-0
  • 28. Merseyside Annual Drug Intervention Programme report 2014/15 Just over half of all successful drug tests carried out in Merseyside in 2014/15 were positive (51.0%). Of the 4,923 positive tests the highest proportion was seen among those testing positive for opiates (51.8%) often in combination with cocaine (38.8%). Source: Merseyside Annual DIP report 14/15
  • 29. The proportion of high- risk people with substance misuse problems over 60 years of age that don’t receive the treatment that they require. 93% Source: Substance misuse in older people: an information guide, Royal College of Psychiatrists