Liver disease stats map out stark inequalities

People in Blackpool are almost eight times more likely to die prematurely from liver disease than those in South Norfolk, according to new figures...

Alcohol industry ‘misrepresenting’ cancer evidence

The drinks industry is misrepresenting the evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks, according to research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and...

ACMD issues stark warning on funding cuts

Funding cuts are the ‘single biggest threat’ to treatment recovery outcomes, according to the government’s own advisors, the ACMD. Maintaining funding levels for treatment is ‘essential’ for preventing drug-related deaths and crime, states Commissioning...

Boost harm reduction to halt deaths, government urged

The government needs to ensure that the provision of the ‘whole range’ of harm reduction initiatives is in place to address increasing rates of drug-related deaths,...

Be overdose aware

Yesterday (31 August) marked International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event designed to spread the message that ‘the tragedy of overdose death is preventable’,...

Recovery games celebrate a winning team

A fun-packed day was enjoyed by more than 650 people who came to Doncaster for the fourth annual recovery games. Participants from all over the UK...

Leeds peer support launched for people with hepatitis C

A new peer-led group has been launched in Leeds to support people with hepatitis C. Staff from Forward Leeds are aiming to help clients gain support...

Scots drug death toll the highest yet

Scotland has once again recorded its highest ever number of drug-related deaths, at 867. The 2016 figure is 23 per cent higher than the...

US administration to use ‘all appropriate authority’ in response to opioid...

The US president, Donald Trump, has instructed his administration to use ‘all appropriate emergency and other authorities’ to respond to the country’s opioid crisis....

Advice on the hepatitis B vaccine shortage

Some of you will be aware that there is currently a shortage of hepatitis B vaccine, likely to continue until early next year. In...