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CICAD Issues Report on Drug Use Trends in the Americas

A new report issued by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) at the Organization of American States found wide differences in drug use patterns among countries, high levels of drug use among adolescents, very low levels of perceived risks for drug use, and easy access to drugs. Use of heroin and new psychoactive substances are increasing throughout the region.

Latin American Network Boosts Scientific Exchange

The Red Latinamericano de Investigaciones en Drogas (known commonly as REDLA) is making an impact on the sphere of drug abuse and addiction research in Latin America.

A network of academic researchers who share an interest in developing research on the drug problem in Latin America, REDLA is a joint effort between NIDA and the Organization of American States, through their Inter-American Drug Control Commission (CICAD), with the collaboration of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.