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Welcome to DS Daily, our new daily drug and alcohol news service. We are launching the service both as part of our core commitment to the provision and dissemination of up to date information and in support of our role as a membership organisation for the sector.


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DS Daily - 4th June 2009

Practice Sharing Project Submissions 2

This document features the second set of practice example case studies collated by DrugScope. 35-page PDF [Home Office, UK]

Letting Our Communities Flourish

A Strategy for Tackling Serious Organised Crime in Scotland [Scottish Government, UK]

UK Drug Policy Commission’s run extended to 2012

The UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) has been awarded a second three-year grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The £1.1m grant allows the Commission to continue its work for a final three years, until December 2012 [UKDPC]

Drug misuse and mental health

DrugScope evidence to Royal College of Psychiatrists inquiry on suicide and self-harm [DrugScope, UK]

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Wales 2009

This study reviews ten-year trends in Welsh low-income statistics [Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK]

Guidance for nurses working in the criminal justice service launched

The guidance provides up to date information on a wide range of health care issues that can arise in the criminal justice system, including long-term conditions, mental health [RCN, UK]

Drinkaware sets out facts on alcohol

Charity in bid to become the number one source for responsible drinking information. Drinkaware website [The Publican, UK]

Prevention Research Quarterly

A guide for researchers, educators and other health professionals seeking current evidence based research and information relating to alcohol in general. 15-page PDF [Australian Drug Foundation]

DrugInfo Newsletter

Focusing on Australian alcohol guidelines: from research to practice [Australian Drug Foundation]

Australian Guidelines: To reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

These 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines aim to establish the evidence base for future policies and community materials on reducing the health risks that arise from drinking alcohol. 179-pagePDF [NHMRC, Australia]

Ten years of drug control in Tajikistan

Tajikistan accounted for most seizures of opiates in Central Asia in 2008 [UNODC]