Government unveils ‘landmark’ prison and courts bill

The government has published its prison and courts bill, which it says will pave the way for the ‘biggest overhaul of prisons in a...

Drop ‘politically motivated’ charges against drug war critic, Duterte told

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on authorities in the Philippines to immediately drop ‘politically motivated’ charges against senator Leila de Lima, ‘one of...

Government must ‘create a national strategy’ for children of alcoholics

The government needs to develop a national strategy for the children of alcoholics alongside properly funded local support, says the first ever manifesto for...

A third of relationships affected by substance use ‘break down’

Thirty three per cent of relationships affected by drug or alcohol problems will eventually break down, according to research by the charity OnePlusOne in...

‘Unprecedented’ purity levels for heroin, cocaine and ecstasy

Heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and MDMA are now being sold at ‘unprecedented’ levels of purity, according to the latest DrugWise survey of the UK’s...

Alcohol deaths up again

There were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2015, according the latest ONS figures, a slight increase from 8,697 the preceding year. The...

Let’s talk about sex work

A new guide to the legal framework around sex work has been published by Release. As well as setting out the criminal offences related...

FDAP members offered support and development by SMMGP

SMMGP has reassured members of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) that they will be fully supported throughout their takeover of the...

Duterte temporarily suspends his ‘war on drugs’

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has announced a temporary suspension of his violent ‘war on drugs’ while he addresses the problem of police corruption. He told...

Deaths in prison hit record levels

Last year saw a record 354 deaths in prison custody, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice – an increase of nearly 100...