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    Closure of London substance misuse clinic

    Central and North West London Foundation Trust could be closing a high performing clinic which treats adults for substance misuse due to it being unable to afford the service. Over the past two years the clinic has >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    Young people being treated for substance abuse

    Young people, as young as four, are being referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services in the UK. Freedom of Information requests have revealed hundreds of young people are at risk of becoming addicts or have >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    Legal highs summit to be held by government

    A summit of drugs experts and police will be held by the government to tackle the issue of “legal highs”. Norman Baker, the Home Office minister, has said that the substances were a “very serious issues” for >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    OECD: Antidepressant use on the rise

    Antidepressant use has risen in richer countries across the world, reports the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Figures show that doctors in countries with more wealth are writing prescriptions for more than one in ten adults. >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    NHS could supply drugs to addicts says UK police chief

    Mike Barton chief constable in Durham says that “it is time to end the war on drugs” and that the NHS “could be used to supply addicts”. Mike Barton, one of England’s most senior police officers, has >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    Chief Medical Officer Says Drug Addiction Is Not A Criminal Issue

    Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer expressed her concern on how the society treats drug addiction as a criminal justice issue. She said: “Of course it’s a medical problem, I mean addiction is a medical problem, >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    'Smart Drug' Fears Expected As A Result Of Rise In ADHD Prescriptions

    Students have been found to take drugs which are affiliated to the ‘smart-drug’ craze to harness concentration and fight stress. Officials at the watchdog said: “Health workers should carefully monitor the drugs because they have a potential >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    Local resident supports people suffering with drug and alcohol addiction

    Stroud resident supports addicts after rehabilitation. Five vulnerable adults have settled into a residential house in Stroud after a local resident decided he wanted to do more to help and support people in the area who suffer with drug >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse

    Substance Misuse Service Raises Awareness

    A substance misuse service has joined up with Rotherham United Football Club to help support young people with drug and alcohol problems. Rotherham's 'Know the Score' provides drug treatment and relapse prevention for children and young people up >>>

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    Salvation Army Plan to Tackle Substace Misuse

    The Salvation Army expand their social work and launch a five year plan to help communities tackle alcohol and drug misuse. Trialing a new system, they will be using holistic methods to help people achieve long-term recovery >>>

    Categories: Substance Misuse