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Government reverses controversial FOBT delay

The government has abandoned its plans to delay the reduction in the maximum stake allowed on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The announcement that...

Home Office stands firm on Glasgow consumption room

The government has reiterated its opposition to the opening of a drugs consumption room (DCR) in Glasgow, following a letter to home secretary Sajid...

The Right Fix?

Safe injecting sites, drug consumption rooms, safe injecting facilities, fix rooms or the rather more grandiose medically supervised injecting centres are just some of...

Treatment crisis

Action is needed now to stop the spiralling costs of buprenorphine, says Roz Gittins. We want to offer high quality, safe, cost-effective services to as...

Numbers seeking treatment for crack up nearly 20 per cent

There was an 18 per cent increase in the number of people seeking treatment for crack problems in 2017-18, according to the latest PHE...

Hepatitis C and Health

Hepatitis C represents a major public health challenge but patients now have the opportunity to be completely free of the virus through a short...

Playing the long game

Tony Adams’ glittering football career could not mask deep-seated problems that needed to be tackled. He shared his story at the NHSSMPA conference. ‘You don’t...

UN drug policy a ‘spectacular failure’, says IDPC

The UN’s ten-year strategy to eradicate the international illegal drugs market has been a ‘spectacular failure of policy’, says a new report from the...

State of the sector: Time to talk

When the going gets tough, is it time to get round the table, asks DDN. Read the full article in October's DDN Magazine A couple of...

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Adults in Canada are now able to legally buy and possess up to 30g of dried cannabis or its equivalent from authorised retailers across...

Time to publish ‘evidence based’ alcohol strategy, government told

A new government alcohol strategy needs to ‘lead the way internationally’ in reducing the damage caused by alcohol misuse, according to a document from...

Racial disparity in stop and search increasing, says report

Black people are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs in England and Wales than white people, according to a...