2020 News: Drugs

2020 News: Drugs

15/04/2021: The Impact Of Parental Conflict And Substance Misuse On Children

Literature review for DWP examines links between parental conflict and substance misuse and the impact on children’s outcomes.

Russell Webster

08/04/2021: ifth of UK victims of criminal exploitation are children, research reveals

At least one in five victims of criminal exploitation by drugs gangs in the UK are children, analysis of calls to a modern slavery and exploitation helpline shows. Research into calls to the charity . . . Unseen’s modern slavery and exploitation helpline has shown that more than a fifth (22 per cent) of calls from potential victims of drugs gangs are minors.
Children and Young People Now

29/03/2021: Doctors warn against cuts to youth drug and alcohol treatment

Cuts to addiction services for young people with drug and alcohol problems in England mean many are missing out on specialist help, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It says eight out . . . of nine regions in England have made real terms reductions in funding since 2014, and 37% overall. The situation has only been made worse by the pandemic, which has badly disrupted services.

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