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Responses to the new drug strategy

A new drug strategy was released by the Home Office on 14 July – here are some responses and we will add more as...

Delayed drug strategy promises ‘national recovery champion’

The government’s long-awaited drug strategy has finally been published, and includes both a new ‘national recovery champion’ role and a cross-government drug strategy board...

Sarah Newton MP comments on the new drug strategy

The new drug strategy represents a 'balanced approach' to enforcement and support, says Sarah Newton, minister for crime, safeguarding and vulnerability. The shocking pictures of people using ‘spice’...

Budget cuts spell more pain for services

Local authorities have been forced to reduce planned public health spending on services including drug and alcohol treatment by £85m as a result of...

Height of ecstasy

Summer brings the festivals – and a new young crowd experimenting with MDMA. Kevin Flemen gives the guide to staying safe ‘Who is Leah Betts?’...

Battle lines

For many ex-service personnel the transition to civilian life can be a struggle, and it’s all too tempting to turn to the bottle to...

I’m worth… survey

  Thank you for taking the time to answer questions about your work in relation to hepatitis C. Your answers will be anonymised and will...

Activists out in force for fifth Support Don’t Punish day of...

Thousands of people once again took to the streets to call for an end to the war on drugs as part of the Support...

Alcohol-related deaths more than 50 per cent higher in Scotland

An average of 22 people per week died of an alcohol-related cause in Scotland in 2015, according to an NHS Health Scotland report, a...

Smoking rates hit record low

The proportion of adults in England who smoke has fallen to just over 15 per cent, according to a report from NHS Digital, ONS...

Finding the right voice

CGL has been consulting with young people on the best ways for its youth services to get their message across. DDN reports on the...

Proposed Glasgow consumption room moves a step closer

A report to be presented to the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board later this month will identify potential sites for what could be the...