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Scottish Parliament Supports Alcohol Minimum Pricing Bill
Plans for a minimum unit price for alcohol have been approved in principle by the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish government’s alcohol bill passed its first major parliamentary hurdle without opposition.
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Can the Quit-Smoking Drug Chantix Help People Kick Alcohol and Cocaine?
The controversial but successful anti-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix) may help users of cocaine and alcohol with addiction according to two recent studies.
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Hepatitis C and HIV Co-infection
This report concludes with a set of recommendations to improve the UK response to HIV/hepatitis C co-infection.
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Voice
The Voice Project is a searchable audio bank. It features clips from people with experience of alcohol and drug problems, and recovery.
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Substance Misuse Among Young People 2010-11
MORE young people are overcoming their problems with drug and alcohol misuse than ever before, according to the latest statistics for England released today. 75% (10,507) of under-18s leaving drug and alcohol services last year successfully completed their programmes, compared to 48% (4,105) five years ago.
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2nd National Substance Misuse Skills Consortium Event
After the success of the Consortium’s first national event, service managers, team leaders and other key treatment service staff are again invited to hear and share practical experience on how to deliver an inspirational recovery orientated workforce.
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Home Affairs Committee on Drugs – Transcript of oral evidence (uncorrected)
The Committee will undertake a comprehensive review of drugs policy in the new year. The Committee will examine the effectiveness of the Government’s 2010 drugs strategy and the UK Government’s contribution to global efforts to reduce the supply and demand of illicit drugs.
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Going back to the future on drugs
A decade ago, councils and the local NHS commissioned treatment services spent £200m and Whitehall £50m. Then central government took over and pumped in extra resources. Whitehall now spends £6 A decade ago, councils and the local NHS commissioned treatment services spent £200m and Whitehall £50m. Then central government took over and pumped in extra resources. Whitehall now spends £600m a year…
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Mainstreaming Recovery: Building a United Drug Treatment Field
Any drug treatment strategy and the system it describes, has to offer a range of concrete evident benefits…
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The Use of Mephedrone (M-cat, Meow) in Middlesbrough
Russell Newcombe
December 2009
commissioned by Safer Middlesbrough Partnership
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