2020 News: Drugs

16/10/2021: Understanding Addictions

A one-year CPD course, aimed at professionals who come across addictions in their line of work (counsellors, social workers, police, probation, health professionals, etc). The course will take place . . . on Saturday per month for 9 months.

21/07/2021: Government Told To Invest In Drug Treatment

In part 2 of her Review of Drugs, Dame Carol Black argues for a significant increase in funding for drug treatment.

Russell Webster

12/07/2021: Review urges ‘age-appropriate’ drug services for young people

The government should invest in “age-appropriate” drug services for young people amid a 40 per cent rise in drug use in 11- to 15-year-olds, a major report finds. The second part of a . . . government-commissioned review of drugs, by Cambridge university professor Dame Carol Black, found that overall funding for drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services has fallen by 17 per cent between from 2014/15 and 2019/20.
Children and Young People Now