Better collaboration needed to tackle county lines properly

Efforts to tackle the activities of county lines drug gangs are being hampered by lack of a ‘fully integrated, national response’, according to a...

More action needed to avert US-style fentanyl crisis, says ACMD

Fentanyl and its analogues present a ‘significant ongoing risk’ to public health in the UK, according to an ACMD report, with more needing to...

Victor Adebowale to leave Turning Point after two decades

Turning Point chief executive Lord Victor Adebowale has announced that he will be standing down after almost 20 years in the role. Lord Victor,...

Shutting up shop

The crisis in funding has dominated the sector for years, but with many big names now closing their doors the situation for residential facilities...

Almost 70 per cent of 20-year-olds gamble

Sixty eight per cent of 20-year-olds had participated in gambling in the last year, according to a study by GambleAware. While this fell slightly...

Drug poisoning admissions continue to rise

Last year saw more than 18,000 hospital admissions for poisoning by drug misuse in England, according to figures from NHS Digital, an increase of...

Heroin assisted treatment pilot launches in Glasgow

Scotland’s first heroin-assisted treatment service has been launched in Glasgow, the city council has announced. The Enhanced Drug Treatment Service (EDTS) will treat people...

Parties set out drug and alcohol manifesto pledges

The SNP is the latest political party to publish its manifesto, which repeats the party’s call for drug policy to be devolved so that...

Impose £2 online slot machine limit, says cross-party report

There is ‘no justification’ for online slot machine style games to have staking levels above £2, says a report from the Gambling Related Harm...

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for decriminalisation

The Scottish Affairs Committee has become the latest group of MPs to call for an overhaul of the UK’s drug laws, saying that the...