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On a losing streak: when drinking and gambling collide

Prof Roderique-Davies looks at the growth of gambling in the UK, and what happens when punters bet under the influence of alcohol.

Why a regulated cannabis market might be the way forward

Reform is inevitable and we need to get it right for people who use cannabis.

NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about their plan to eliminate...

NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about eliminating Hepatitis C

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Expressions of interest to participate in a tender for 2020/21 admissions...

The Authority invites providers to participate in a tender for 2020/21 admissions to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (“DPS”) for the provision of Tier...

Drug-related deaths highest since records began

There were 4,359 deaths related to drug poisoning (overdose) in England and Wales in 2018, according to figures released today by The Office for National Statistics...

More research needed on medicinal cannabis, says NICE

More research is needed on cannabis-based medicinal products before they can be widely prescribed, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)....

Minimum pricing being implemented ‘effectively’

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is being implemented effectively in Scotland, according to a report from NHS Health Scotland. Levels of compliance among...

World Hepatitis Day 2019 DDN Round Up

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is held each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis read our round up of what is happening and how you can get involved.

Services failing vulnerable people with alcohol problems

Vulnerable adults’ alcohol use is frequently being ‘missed or poorly managed’, says a report from Alcohol Change UK. Mismanaging severe alcohol problems among people...

Scotland’s drug death toll at record high

Scotland has yet again recorded its highest ever number of drug-related fatalities, with 1,187 registered in 2018. The number, which was described as ‘shocking’ by...

Time to investigate Duterte for crimes against humanity, says Amnesty

The UN Human Rights Council should immediately open an investigation into Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, states a report from Amnesty International. The Philippine president’s...

Another Story – Social media is stigmatising drug users

Social media is full of stigmatising language about drug use. We should be using powerful first-person stories to create a more positive picture.

Hepatitis C Peer Education

As we approach Hepatitis Awareness Day, Ignatious Harling shares his progress as a hep C peer educator.

Roger Howard pens an open letter to the new recovery champion...

Roger Howard pens an open letter to the new recovery champion Ed Day, in response to our interview with him last month.

A Tangled Web: drug purchasing on the darknet

The ‘darknet’ online marketplace has experienced significant turbulence lately, affecting the availability of different drugs. Be ready for the impact, says Kevin Flemen.