Lifeline to close after almost 50 years

The Lifeline Project, which provides services to around 80,000 people, is to close as a result of financial difficulties. Staff at the charity, which...

Lib Dems promise legal cannabis market

The Liberal Democrats have made a manifesto commitment to decriminalise the possession of illegal drugs for personal use and introduce a ‘legal, regulated’ market...

Family members urged to share their experiences

A major new national survey on the impact of addiction and recovery on family members has been launched by Adfam and Sheffield Hallam University,...

Wiltshire police issue Xanax warning

Police in Wiltshire have issued a warning to parents following incidents in which around 20 young people in the Salisbury area have received medical...

SMMGP launches substance misuse training scheme

SMMGP has launched an updated website and ‘premium membership’ CPD scheme, which offers additional high quality professional development including regular clinical and policy updates,...

National Crime Agency issues fentanyl warning

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has taken the ‘unusual step’ of warning drug users to be vigilant following the detection of powerful synthetic opioid...

Trump administration to step up ‘war on drugs’

The US administration under President Donald Trump has signalled that it intends to intensify the ‘war on drugs’, with a return to 1980s-style prevention...

Set target to cut Scots alcohol consumption by 10 per cent,...

The Scottish Government should establish a target to reduce overall alcohol consumption by 10 per cent over the next decade, says a new report...

England and Wales should introduce minimum pricing, say Lords

England and Wales should follow suit if minimum unit pricing is introduced in Scotland and proves ‘effective in cutting down excessive drinking’, says a...

All party group lobbies PHE for prescription drug helpline

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Prescribed Drug Dependence has set out its case for a national helpline for people struggling to withdraw...