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Turning Point Suffolk Family Carers win the GSK IMPACT Awards 2019

Turning Point - Suffolk Family Carers, a charity providing support for family carers is announced the overall winner at the GSK IMPACT Awards 2019.

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The Housing First approach aims to support people with multiple complex needs such as repeated homelessness, mental and/or physical health issues and substance use.

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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.

Helping families of former members of the UK Armed Forces

Family Force A new project is reaching out to families of former members of the UK Armed Forces with substance use problems, as Rob Stebbings...

Back to Nature: Recovery Project at Phoenix Futures Shipley Park

Phoenix Futures describe how guests at their recent Shipley Park open day were able to witness the positive impact a beautiful natural setting can...

Accuracy and detail are key for CQC Inspections

For the record Accuracy and detail are key for providers, says Jenny Wilde. It is difficult to overstate how important good record-keeping is within health and...

The Recovery Street Film Festival – The bigger picture

Junaid tells us how he became involved in making a film for the 2017 Recovery Street Film Festival. In 2015 I was using crack cocaine...

Media Savvy

The news, and the skews, in the national media   Michael Gove is a man who invites a number of opinions, a great deal of them unflattering, even...

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