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The incoming government should launch a national programme of improved and coordinated support for those with multiple and complex needs, according to charity the Revolving Doors Agency.
Voluntary sector organisations working with offenders continue to be dogged by financial uncertainty, according to the latest State of the sector report from Clinks.
The first legally approved home HIV self-testing kits have gone on sale in the UK.
More than a third of Scottish drug-related deaths in 2013 were parents or parental figures, according to figures from ISD Scotland – affecting more than 270 children.
Governments need to introduce more effective policies to tackle harmful drinking, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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Sue Bright describes how offering occupational support can bolster an individual’s recovery journey.
Speakers called for a fresh look at policy and new ways to engage drinkers at the European Alcohol Conference, held at the Guildhall last month.
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Chris Ford looks at Ireland’s lack of naloxone provision.
‘Substance misuse policy is, of course, a subject of passionate debate at all points on the political spectrum.’ – Victor Adebowale, Guardian, 2 April
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Off the record – DDN brings you thoughts and advice from our insider. Read here.
Right for the people — When do specialist drug and alcohol services play a part in the wider public health agenda, asks Marcus Roberts. Read here.
Put on the spot— Dr Steve Brinksman on having his preconceptions challenged. Read here.
Mind the gap — Employability support should be an important part of tackling reoffending rates, says Amar Lodhia. Read here.
Best foot forward— ‘The volume of activity and appetite for change during September’s ‘recovery month’ speaks volumes about the momentum of the recovery community‘, says Alistair Sinclair. Read here.
Release solicitor Kirstie Douse answers your legal questions. This month: I was attacked – How can I get compensation? Read here.
Voices of strength – Adfam’s carol concert reminder. Read here.
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Mike Ward talks about a new project that is aiming to engage dependent drinkers with treatment services.
Dima Abdulrahim talks about meeting the treatment challenges of novel psychoactive substances.
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