Courts that help families affected by drug and alcohol misuse to open in new areas, thanks to government backing worth £2.5 million
In December 2013, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) provided advice to the Government in relation to ketamine. The report recommends that ketamine be reclassified as a Class B substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Understanding the Costs and Savings to Public Services of Different Treatment Pathways for Clients Dependent on Opiates
Every year, over 6 000 drug users die of overdose in the EU, most of these deaths involving opioids and occurring among problem drug users. To gain a clearer picture of the overall number of lives lost due to drug use in Europe, a new EMCDDA Paper builds investigates ‘all-cause’ mortality among problem drug users via cohort studies.
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New guidance to improve support for young people in A&E with alcohol related problems has been published by Public Health England (PHE).
Public Health England launched the Liver Disease Profiles which reveal significant variation in mortality across the country.
Read World Drug Report 2014
It covers topics such as drinking habits and behaviours among adults (aged 16 and over) and school children (aged 11 to 15); drinking-related ill health and mortality; affordability of alcohol; alcohol-related admissions to hospital; and alcohol-related costs.