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Nearly 30 years of DrugScope’s magazine, Druglink, dating back to 1986 now available and searchable on the DrugWise website

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Bring out the best in your organisation by building a confident and responsive workforce. Book onto our open course programme in Bristol, or bring us in to deliver training tailored to your organisation or area needs.


The Training Exchange has 19 years’ experience in drugs, alcohol, mental health, supported housing & criminal justice sectors.

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PhD SYMPOSIUM: Weds 8 November

Now in its ninth year, the PhD Symposium brings together students studying addiction-related topics to network, present their work in a supportive environment and share ups and downs.

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: Thurs 9 - Fri 10 November

Featuring: Society Lecture by Louisa Degenhardt, ‘Studying substance use among young people’; The Addiction Debate; Workshop – Demystifying qualitative data analysis; and much more

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Apply now to learn from international experts at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London.

 

Study the biological, psychological and socio-environmental advances in understanding drug use.

 

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PhD SYMPOSIUM: Weds 8 November

Now in its ninth year, the PhD Symposium brings together students studying addiction-related topics to network, present their work in a supportive environment and share ups and downs.

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: Thurs 9 - Fri 10 November

Featuring: Society Lecture by Louisa Degenhardt, ‘Studying substance use among young people’; The Addiction Debate; Workshop – Demystifying qualitative data analysis; and much more

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Early-bird places available

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Addaction conference 2017

Mortality Matters: addressing rising rates of drug-related deaths in the UK.  15th May, Leeds

 

A one day national conference examining the issues surrounding the recent increases in drug related deaths across the UK. Featuring leading cross-sector expertise, the event will also provide an opportunity to discuss solutions to reduce this trend.

 

Speakers include: Dr Owen Bowden Jones (PHE), Prof Alex Stevens (Uni of Kent), Dr Domingos Duran (Portugal), Nigel Newcomen CBE (PPO Ombudsman), Anna Whitton (Addaction), Dr Prun Bijral (CGL), Dr Kostas Agath (Addaction), Mark Johnson (User Voice) and more

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Estimates of alcohol dependence in England, including estimates of children living in a household with an adult with alcohol dependence

This is the first time estimates of the number of alcohol dependent adults at upper tier local authority level have been available. These will be followed later this year with local treatment access rates. The full report, including a detailed technical description of the methodology used, is available here | PHE, University of Sheffield, UK

Estimates of the Prevalence of Opiate Use and/or Crack Cocaine Use, 2011/12

The full report, including methodology and findings, is available here | PHE, UK

Improving lives: Helping Workless Families - evidence base

Part 1 describes the evidence behind some of the issues associated with worklessness, how these disadvantages are often interrelated, and how they impact on children’s outcomes. Part 2 sets out the 9 national indicators (7 non-statutory and 2 statutory) which we are using to track progress in tackling the disadvantages that affect families and children’s outcomes, as shown in our evidence and analysis. These will replace the indicators reported on in the former social justice outcomes framework | DWP, UK

Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families Analysis and Research Pack

| DWP, UK

Policy paper: Improving lives: Helping Workless Families

| DWP, UK

Licensing Act fundamentally flawed says Committee

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 publishes its report 'The Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny'. In the eleven years since the Act has been in force hardly a year has gone by without major piecemeal amendments to the Act. The Lords Committee, set up to scrutinise the Act, has concluded that it is fundamentally flawed and needs a radical overhaul, including the abolition of local authority licensing committees | Parliament.UK, UK

EMCDDA Strategy 2025

This strategy sets out an ambitious course of travel for the agency to 2025. It presents a vision to contribute to a healthier and more secure Europe, through better informed drug policy and action. Adopted unanimously by the agency’s key stakeholders in 2016, the strategy is the result of a year-long, in-depth analysis of the environment in which the EMCDDA operates. This analysis focused, in particular, on customer needs and a critical review of our internal capacity to meet them | EMCDDA, Portugal

Drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity: effects on employment outcomes: claimants' views

Research with claimants to inform Dame Carol Black's report 'Drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity: effects on employment outcomes' | DWP, UK

SPICe Briefing (PDF)

This briefing explores the issue of drug misuse in Scotland. It begins with an overview of the Scottish Government’s National Drugs Strategy before providing a summary of the prevalence and trends in drug misuse from the latest available data. It then covers approaches to the treatment of people with a drug problem and drugs services in Scotland. Current policy issues are discussed in the final section | Scottish Parliament, UK

Waterpipe smoking (shisha) in England The public health challenge (PDF)

This document provides a summary of the current evidence of the health effects of waterpipe smoking, an overview of the prevalence of waterpipe smoking in Britain, two case studies of local authority approaches to addressing local public health and regulatory challenges, and suggested actions for Local Authorities (LAs) to consider in relation to waterpipe smoking. [From Feb 2017] | PHE, UK

Scottish Drug Misuse Database (PDF)

This report from Information Services Division on the Scottish Drug Misuse Database presents the available information on individuals presenting for initial assessment at specialist drug treatment services in 2015/16 | ISD, UK

United Kingdom Drug Situation 2016 EDITION UK Focal Point on Drugs

Annual Report on new developments and trends in policy, prevalence, treatment and criminal justice issues to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) | UK Focal Point, PHE, Home Office, Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Department of Health Northern Ireland

Health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) carried out a health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions in Ireland to examine the clinical effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions, as well as the organisational, societal and ethical implications of potential changes to the mix of treatments that people use to help them stop smoking | HRB, Ireland

Health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) carried out a health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions in Ireland to examine the clinical effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions, as well as the organisational, societal and ethical implications of potential changes to the mix of treatments that people use to help them stop smoking | HRB, Ireland

Changing Scotland’s relationship with alcohol (PDF)

This report is intended to inform the next phase of the Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy. It has been produced collaboratively by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and the British Medical Association Scotland. It has been informed by the findings and recommendations from the evaluation of Scotland’s current alcohol strategy, MESAS | Alcohol Focus Scotland, UK

Blue Light Project: Year 1 (PDF)

The focus of this project is the ‘Blue Light’ clients those higher risk and dependent drinkers who are not only treatment resistant but are also placing a significant burden on emergency services such as the Police, EMAS and A&E | Lincolnshire County Council, UK

Weed and the American family

In an unprecedented project undertaken by Yahoo News and The Marist Poll, “Weed & the American Family” takes a look at Americans’ attitudes about marijuana use | Yahoo/Marist, USA

Children in pubs

This Library Briefing Paper and report looks at alcohol licensing and children | Parliament.uk, UK