Classification of psychoactive substances: When science was left behind – Global Commission on Drug Policy

Report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy suggesting that the historical classification of psychoactive substances has contributed to the “world drug problem”. It is the first-ever comprehensive report providing a political reading of the current evaluation and classification, or

Ageing cohort of drug users – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

This report from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) explores the specific issues for older people with a drug problem focusing on those who have had a drug problem for an extended period of time. It describes

Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths: Stephen Harte – Courts and Tribunal Judiciary

Date of report: 1 February 2019 Ref: 2019-0077 Deceased name: Stephen Harte Coroners name: James Bennett Coroners Area: Birmingham and Solihull Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths; Mental Health related deaths This report is being sent

Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths: Nathan Cooke – Courts and Tribunal Judiciary

Date of report: 17 April 2019 Ref: 2019-0125 Deceased name: Nathan Cooke Coroners name: Caroline Sumeray Coroners Area: Isle of Wight Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths This report is being sent to: Hampshire and Isle

The range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others: A report delivered to the Five Nations Health Improvement Network: A rapid review of cross-sectional surveys – Public Health England

There’s a lot of evidence about the relationship between alcohol consumption and harm experienced by drinkers such as ill health, disability and death. But there is less evidence to bring together what we know about the detrimental effects alcohol has

Integrated Monitoring System: Annual Report: Cheshire and Merseyside 2017/18 – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The annual report for the Integrated Monitoring System (IMS) details activity delivered during the 2017-18 financial year by 50 drug and alcohol services and 95 pharmacies across Merseyside and Cheshire. The report provides information on presentations to needle and syringe

Estimates of the Prevalence of Opiate Use and/or Crack Cocaine Use, 2016/17: Sweep 13 report – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

This report presents the findings of Sweep 13 of the estimates of the prevalence of opiate and/or crack cocaine use in England, covering 2016/17. These continue the long time series of opiate and/or crack cocaine use prevalence estimates, starting in

Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme: St Helens DIP Activity Profile (2017/18) – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) is an initiative with an overarching aim to identify and engage with drug using offenders in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services, and as a result reduce acquisitive

Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme: Sefton DIP Activity Profile (2017/18) – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) is an initiative with an overarching aim to identify and engage with drug using offenders in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services, and as a result reduce acquisitive

Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme: Knowsley DIP Activity Profile (2017/18) – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) is an initiative with an overarching aim to identify and engage with drug using offenders in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services, and as a result reduce acquisitive

Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme – Wirral DIP Activity Profile (2015/16) – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) is an initiative with an overarching aim to identify and engage with drug using offenders in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services, and as a result reduce acquisitive

Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme: Wirral DIP Activity Profile (2017/18) – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) is an initiative with an overarching aim to identify and engage with drug using offenders in the criminal justice system in order to channel them into appropriate treatment services, and as a result reduce acquisitive

Handling of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs in health and justice commissioned services – NHS England

This letter informs NHS England commissioned health and justice services and key stakeholders about the expectations for the handling of gabapentin and pregabalin as Schedule (Sch) 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) from 1 April 2019.

International comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood – Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health

Report that finds young people in the UK are making healthier life choices for themselves than before, but are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other

Government Response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Inquiry into Prison Health – HM Government

Government response to Prison health: Twelfth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee The response considers: The state of health and care in English prisons Equivalence of care

Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – Home Office

The Psychoactive Substances Act 20161 (PSA) came into force on 26 May 2016 and created a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the United Kingdom for human consumption. It gives police and other

Young People and Cannabis use in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study investigated cannabis use in young people recruited from Liverpool City Centre aged between 16-25 years and who were not in contact with treatment services. The research aimed to identify patterns of young people’s cannabis use and to investigate

Risky drinking in North West school children and its consequences: A study of fifteen and sixteen year olds – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A study of 9,833 15-16 year old school children in the North West, examining relationships between risky drinking behaviours (binge drinking, frequent drinking, drinking in public places) and demographics, income, leisure activities and access to alcohol. Negative consequences of risky

Younger drug users assessed by DIP teams in non-intensive areas; characteristics and implications for service delivery – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report examines the characteristics of clients assessed by DIP teams in 31 non-intensive D(A)AT areas across England in 2006/7. It focuses upon significant differences between clients under 25 and their older counterparts. The implications for service delivery are discussed.