Category Archives: Substance Misuse

UK investment in drug treatment?

With the current economic downturn and corresponding cuts in budgets, many drug treatment services in the UK are under threat. As a response, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) has released interesting figures supporting the argument for continued investment in drug treatment. Continue reading

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The drug situation in the United Kingdom (2011): Parental substance misuse focus

The UK drug situation report is produced annually by the UK Focal Point on Drugs. With a predetermined report structure to allow for comparison betweennations, a chapter was dedicated to drug users with children in the 2011 report. The estimates of parental drug misuse are based on the primary source of data on drug users with children, which is treatment data. Treatment data cannot capture the full extent of the problem as not all problem drug users are in treatment.
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DRUID Final Day: The short flight home

I’ve arrived back to the Concateno head office in Abingdon. Took off in the sunshine, and landed in the sunshine….how often does that happen in Europe? During the flight I took out my notebook to go through the plethora of notes I took over the course of the two day conference. Looking over everything again, I think these are the main things I took away… Continue reading

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Day 2: DRUID conference – more interesting Drug Driving facts

Today’s sessions focused on an in depth look at the results. For me these were the most interesting things from this morning’s session…
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Day 1: DRUID conference brings me back to my roots

Some startling statistics from Day 1 of the DRUID conference in Cologne… Continue reading

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