Alcohol and drug related news from Nordic and Baltic area - week 33/2012
Science Nordic (Norway) - For Norwegian drug addicts, pregnancy might lead to incarceration
A unique law gives
social workers in Norway the right to lock up pregnant drug addicts
to protect the health of unborn children. A new study looks at how
the pregnant users react to being incarcerated.
TISPOL (Estonia/Finland) - Estonia and Finland conduct joint alcohol enforcement operation
A joint drink
driving enforcement operation between Finland and Estonia was
organized during TISPOL's Drugs and Alcohol operation week on 6th -
7th of June 2012. Joint operations took place in Tallinn and Helsinki
The Local.se (Sweden) - Swedish police warn of deadly liquor
have issue a warning to the public after a man died from methanol
poisoning after drinking aquavit from a regular labelled bottle.
ERR News (Estonia) - Marijuana Field Discovered Near Tallinn
Pursuing a tip
last week, the North Prefecture's drugs task force found a marijuana
field with 300 plants just outside Tallinn. A 31-year-old man was
The Local (Norway) - Drunk man 'too drunk' for drunk tank
Gardermoen airport in Oslo opted against detaining a man on Sunday
evening because he was 'too drunk for his own well being' and instead
took him straight to hospital.
The Local (Sweden) - Two men found with 90 kilogrammes of cannabis
Two men in
southern Sweden have been charged with aggravated narcotics crime
after police found them in possession of some 90 kilogrammes of
cannabis earlier this year.
Alcohol and Drugs (Norway) - How Do Impulsivity and Education Relate to Smoking Initiation and Cessation Among Young Adults?
examined the predictive value of impulsivity for starting and
quitting smoking and whether education had an independent effect on
smoking careers or moderated the impulsivity–smoking association.
Two waves of the cohort study Young in Norway were used in the
present study (third wave: 1999, age range: 19–32 years; fourth
wave: 2005, age range: 25–38 years).
addictionts (Finland) - Abstinence, Heavy Drinking, Binge Drinking Associated With Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment
A new study
published in the December issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s
Disease addresses this problem with a follow-up of more than two
decades. The study, conducted at the University of Turku, University
of Helsinki and National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland
based on subjects from the Finnish Twin Cohort, shows that midlife
alcohol consumption is related to the risk of dementia assessed some
20 years later. The study indicates that both abstainers and subjects
consuming large amounts of alcohol have a greater risk for cognitive
impairment than light drinkers.
Göteborg Daily (Sweden) - New treatment for alcoholism
Sweden say they have found a potential treatment for alcohol
dependence. The drug candidate, OSU6162, was developed by Nobel Prize
winner Arvid Carlsson in Gothenburg. It has been studied for
treatment of alcohol dependence by researchers at Karolinska
Institutet and the University of Gothenburg.