A round-up of National News

LONG-TERM TOLL Alcohol-related admission rates are falling for the under-40s but rising among over-65s, according to the latest local alcohol profiles from PHE, with the...

Mark Reid reviews the play People, Places and things

People, Places and Things is an excellent look inside the world of a 12-step-style rehab. In the lead role, Denise Gough brings a perfect...

Definitions

Legalisation, decriminalisation, drug law reform – what do we mean, asks George Allan How to address the ‘drug problem’ continues to divide the world. Hardline...

Cautious progress

Dr Chris Ford on the importance of keeping up the momentum... With some excitement and a good helping of scepticism I set off to Vienna...

Be inspired

We need easy access to material that will challenge us, says our new columnist George Allan A confession: during a lengthy career as both a practitioner...

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Local news from the substance misuse field

Yes you can! Build on Belief (BoB) recently held their eighth annual award ceremony and celebrated their ten-year anniversary through an evening of entertainment and...

Too much at stake

We’re seeing the un­welcome return of the ‘postcode lottery’, says Dr Steve Brinksman My practice has long had a reputation in Birmingham for working with...

Reach out

Chris Rintoul reports positive results from a Northern Ireland naloxone programme The Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) watered the seeds of take-home naloxone and it allowed...

News in brief

Bill blasted An early day motion on the Psychoactive Substances Bill has been tabled by Paul Flynn MP. ‘This House regrets the depth of scientific...