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NHS Substance Misuse Providers Alliance 2019 conference

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We’ll introduce mandatory alcohol labelling, says Labour

Alcohol labelling that includes up-to-date drinking guidelines and nutritional information would be mandatory under a Labour government, according to shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth....

Number of over-40s in opiate treatment triples in a decade

The number of people aged over 40 in treatment for opiate use has tripled in little over a decade, according to a report from...

Don’t release prisoners on a Friday, urges ACMD

The UK’s prison services should take steps to avoid releasing prisoners with complex needs on Friday afternoons, says a new report from the Advisory...

Addiction Awareness Week: Sixty per cent of Britons know someone with...

Sixty per cent of British people know someone with an addiction problem, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Action on Addiction and published...

Seizures of cocaine at ‘record levels’ in Europe

Europe is seeing record levels of seizures of cocaine, says the latest European drug report from EMCDDA. Availability of the drug is continuing to...

Prison safety under threat from rising NPS use

The rise in NPS use in prisons has had a serious impact on safety, with increasing rates of violence and self-harm, says the annual...

Brand New Day

Dr Ed Day has just been appointed as the government’s drug recovery champion. He talks to DDN about the challenges and opportunities of the...

Hole in the soul – can philosophers teach us about addiction?

Looking to the philosophers can give us valuable understanding of the nature of addiction, suggests Albert Yates. On the face of it, Classical Greek philosophy...

Emotional intelligence – Inner strength

Emotional intelligence can be a potent tool for recovery, says Derek Fredericks. One hot summer’s day 13 years ago, I remember sitting alone on the...

Rising tide

The ‘tough on drugs’ approach is impractical, outdated and costly in every sense, according to a meeting of the APPG for Drug Policy Reform. Considering...

Keeping clients moving

Making sure our clients have the right skill sets for the workplace is vital to their social mobility, says Asi Panditharatna. Read the full article...

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