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DS Daily


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.


We are also very pleased to announce that Jim Young, formerly of Daily Dose, has joined our DS Daily team.


We are very keen to receive your comments about the new service which you can send to the Editor, Jim Young at jimy@drugscope.org.uk



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DS Daily - 26th May 2009

Drug tests in the workplace aren't there to cut redundancy costs

Companies are ensuring the safety of their staff - not trying to catch them out [Guardian, UK]

A night of drunken shame on scotland's emergency frontline

A night with Scotland's paramedics runs from the nice housing "estates" to the "schemes", all to deal with over-imbibers [Edinburgh Evening News, UK]

Drug Use, Sex Work and the Risk Environment in Dublin

The NACD believe that this highly detailed report will increase understanding of the serious issues facing those who struggle with the daily burden of drug dependency and who engage in sex work. 208-page PDF [ANCD, Ireland]

Medical pot users need more than doctor's note

They must wait for state-issued cards [Freep, USA]

Brain-behavior Disconnect In Cocaine Addiction

Parts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviors and emotions show different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users [Science Daily, USA]

Why must women pay the price of men's drunken deeds?

All the debate thus far has obscured the fact that drinking patterns and their consequences are profoundly gendered [The Age, Australia]


May edition [NDRI, Australia]

UN wants 'flood of drugs' in Afghanistan to devalue opium

Officials believe that in stopping smuggling across borders, the price will fall as the market is saturated internally [Guardian, UK]