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First ever “Global” Study: Statistics on Addictive Behaviors. 2014 Status Report

David G:

FYI …

Originally posted on Let go let God:

addictionPublished Research In the Journal of the Society for the Study of Addiction (http://www.addictionjournal.org/)

“Addiction” Volume 110, Issue 6, pages 904–919, June 2015 (Published at Wiley Online)

Summary of Results:

“An estimated 4.9% of the world’s adult population (240 million people) suffer from alcohol use disorder (7.8% of men and 1.5% of women), with alcohol causing an estimated 257 disability-adjusted life years lost per 100 000 population. An estimated 22.5% of adults in the world (1 billion people) smoke tobacco products (32.0% of men and 7.0% of women). It is estimated that 11% of deaths in males and 6% of deaths in females each year are due to tobacco. Of ‘unsanctioned psychoactive drugs’, cannabis is the most prevalent at 3.5% globally, with each of the others at < 1%; 0.3% of the world’s adult population (15 million people) inject drugs. Use of unsanctioned psychoactive drugs accounts for an estimated 83 disability-adjusted life years lost per 100 000…

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Portland at Center of new Heroin Epidemic

Originally posted on Let go let God:

Heroin needle &amp; spoonIn a meeting (4/20 ) with the Shutter Creek Prison Superintendent, the local Parole Board Director and various staff, volunteers heard something that we should all contemplate.

Law Enforcement Interagency planning is based on all kinds of Criminal Intelligence gathering, as one can imagine. In this case the context is Heroin. I wrote the following in my notes:

“We are on the cusp of a wave of heroin abuse problems — the magnitude of which we’ve never faced before.”

We were left with the sense that the administration is in an unusual ramp-up mode. It seemed that there was a tone generally, of worry. Perhaps some of this is owing to legacy attitudes toward the impending decriminalization of certain “Gateway Drugs” — but whatever — the concern was palpable.

This was followed by a discussion of the evidence for this forecast including: The changing face of criminal activities across Oregon. Trends that…

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Each day, a new beginning, and so it should be with relationships.

Oregon / Washington CRI Quarterly Meeting April 11th. Beaverton, OR.

CRI Quarterly Meeting to be held at:

SW Bible Church
14605 SW Weir Road
Beaverton, 97007

Coffee & refreshments from 9:30.
Meeting begins promptly at 10am.

CRI National Director, Adam Rodriguez, will be there and has indicated he will be making some big announcements. CRI Reps from Oregon & Washington will be available to answer questions.

Everyone welcome! Please bring / include anyone you feel might be interested in CRI activities.

AGENDA

Morning
10:00 Welcome & Opening Prayer
10:05 Worship, Steven Hardgrove
10:20 Introductions
10:40 Overview, Kent Whitaker
10:45 Re-Entry Update, Mike Cross
10:55 Open Topic Discussion

11:55 Lunch Prayer
12:00PM Lunch Break

Afternoon
12:30 Open Topic Discussion
12:45 Adam Rodriguez, CRI National Director
1:10 Inside Group Reports
1:45 Summary & Goals
2:00 Closing Prayer

‘Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, & those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.’ Hebrews 13:3