Only 4 per cent of global drug users with HIV receiving...

Just 4 per cent of the worldwide total of drug users living with HIV are receiving antiretroviral therapy, according to Harm Reduction International’s (HRI)...

Tell us how you’ll mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held annually to both raise awareness and reduce the stigma that still surrounds drug-related deaths....

No apparent link between ‘toughness’ of drug laws and use, says...

There is ‘no apparent correlation’ between the toughness of a country’s approach to drugs and levels of use, according to a Home Office study...

Alcohol-related hospital admissions up 15 per cent in ten years

There were 338,000 hospital admissions in 2017-18 where the ‘main cause’ was a result of drinking alcohol, according to the latest figures from NHS...

Home Office gives go-ahead for pilot drug-testing scheme

The Home Office has granted the UK’s first official licence for a drug checking service. Anyone over the age of 18 can now take...

Round-up of National News, October

QUITTING TIME The smoking rate in England has fallen to its lowest ever level, at below 17 per cent, according to figures from PHE. Last...

300m drug users world-wide by ‘end of century’

Opium production in Afghanistan has ‘rebounded’ to its previously high levels, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) 2012 world...

Value for money?

As DDN went to press, a major Commons debate on the UK drug laws was taking place, the first for 40 years. The debate...

County Concerns

The Home Office has produced a series of posters to help staff working in social housing identify potential victims of county lines activity and...

Training key to boosting alcohol brief interventions

Targeted training leads to a ‘significant increase’ in the delivery of alcohol brief interventions in primary care, according to new research. Specifically trained nurse...