/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Preliminary estimates of the economic implications of addiction in the United Arab Emirates /manager/Repository/uon:29193 5%); 14 077 used alcohol in a harmful manner (0.2%); and 1408 used opiates (0.02%). The cost of addiction was estimated at US$ 5.47 billion in 2012, equivalent to 1.4% of gross domestic product. Productivity costs were the largest contributor at US$ 4.79 billion (88%) followed by criminal behaviour at US$ 0.65 billion (12%). There were no data to estimate cost of: treating tobacco-related diseases, community education and prevention efforts, or social disharmony. Current data collection efforts are limited in their capacity to fully inform an appropriate response to addiction in the UAE. Resources are required to improve indicators of drug use, monitor harm and evaluate treatment.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 16:24:54 AEST ]]> Field exercises are useful for improving public health emergency responses /manager/Repository/uon:10651 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:13:38 AEDT ]]>