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 WEPHREN supports UNODC's #WorldDrugDay on June 26th by collecting and sharing  resources  from around the world for prisons on the WEPHREN website. 

Please watch the video messages from Dagmar Hedrich and Linda Montanari from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction below. 




Relevant resources on prison drug use from EMCDDA are linked here:

 The thematic page:

EMCDDA activities:

The NPS in prison report:

Associated videos can be found here:

Motivation to use:



Some useful documents by EMCDDA on drugs in general can be found here:

- The European Drug Report 2018:
- and the country drug reports:
- The Health and Social Responses to Drugs Problems Report has a section on prison and drugs:
- The Drug Market Report 2016:


Dr George Ryan from Public Health England also has a message for World drugs Day:

Public Health England's resources on drug use in prisons, they are linked here:

Drug misuse and dependance: UK guidelines on clinical management - chapter on justice settings

New Psychoactive Substances in prisons: A toolkit for prison staff

Thematic analysis of training for prison staff on new psychoactive substances

Alcohol use: Brief interventions in prison: Review of the Gateways initiative

Managing persistent pain in secure settings


Other information on drugs and prisons already on WEPHREN can be found in the articles and resources sections.