We’ll introduce mandatory alcohol labelling, says Labour

Alcohol labelling that includes up-to-date drinking guidelines and nutritional information would be mandatory under a Labour government, according to shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth....

Number of over-40s in opiate treatment triples in a decade

The number of people aged over 40 in treatment for opiate use has tripled in little over a decade, according to a report from...

Don’t release prisoners on a Friday, urges ACMD

The UK’s prison services should take steps to avoid releasing prisoners with complex needs on Friday afternoons, says a new report from the Advisory...

Addiction Awareness Week: Sixty per cent of Britons know someone with...

Sixty per cent of British people know someone with an addiction problem, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Action on Addiction and published...

Seizures of cocaine at ‘record levels’ in Europe

Europe is seeing record levels of seizures of cocaine, says the latest European drug report from EMCDDA. Availability of the drug is continuing to...

Prison safety under threat from rising NPS use

The rise in NPS use in prisons has had a serious impact on safety, with increasing rates of violence and self-harm, says the annual...

Scots record highest ever drug-related hospital admissions

Scotland has seen a fourfold increase in drug-related hospital stays in the last 20 years, according to the latest figures from the Scottish NHS....

Correct methadone dosage vital for people being treated for TB

Methadone dose optimisation is vital when treating people on opioid substitution programmes for tuberculosis (TB) and other conditions, according to new research. Researchers at Aston...

British ‘get drunk’ more regularly than other nationalities

British people who drink get drunk more regularly than other nationalities, according to the latest Global drug survey. Respondents in the UK reported getting...

Time for a compulsory tax on the gambling industry, say academics

A new compulsory levy should be placed on the gambling industry to support people with gambling problems, according to a report published in the...