‘Millions’ of children exposed to World Cup alcohol marketing

Viewers of the key World Cup broadcasts this summer saw one example of alcohol marketing for every minute of playing time, according to a...

Minimum pricing fails to make Queen’s Speech

Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol were absent from the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the government’s legislative programme for the...

Naloxone provision ‘chronically inadequate’, says Release

Levels of naloxone provision by local authorities are ‘chronically inadequate’ and ‘certainly not sufficient to prevent opioid deaths to any meaningful extent’, according to...

Government announces roll out of family drug and alcohol courts

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) scheme is to be extended, the government has announced. Currently operating in London, Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire, the...

Government announces tougher powers to seize cutting agents

Plans to strengthen powers to seize substances used as ‘cutting agents’ for illegal drugs have been announced by the Home Office. Under the plans,...

Government seeks to address prisons crisis with extra staff

Justice secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced funding to recruit 2,500 more prison officers as part of the government’s new prison safety and reform white...

A grand new website!

Welcome to our new website! We're very excited that we can now share DDN with you in a more dynamic, interactive format. When we set...

Scots drug-related deaths down from record highs

The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland fell by 9 per cent last year, according to figures from the Scottish Government, with deaths among...

Better joined up working needed between treatment and child sexual abuse...

Around six per cent of young people seeking alcohol or drug treatment report having been the victims of sexual exploitation, according to a PHE-commissioned...

Scottish courts uphold minimum pricing plans

A legal challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and others against the Scottish Government’s plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol has...