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
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
The annual Shooting Up report provides an overview of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the UK.
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
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
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.
The report provides information on the number of people aged 45 and over in contact with treatment by D(A)AT of residence, along with their demographic profile, the referral source into treatment and the type of intervention entered in comparison to
The United Kingdom (UK) Focal Point on Drugs is based at the Department of Health and the North West Public Health Observatory at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. It is the national partner of the European Monitoring Centre
The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from
A report on admissions to hospital for violence and substance use in Lancashire. The report identifies at risk groups and communities, to help inform targeted public health interventions and assesses trends in admissions over a five year period.
Outlines the characteristics of clients seen by the five Merseyside DIP teams in 06/07. Factors such as age, gender, drug use, treatment history and accommodation status are examined and implications for service delivery discussed.
Examines and compares the characteristics of clients exiting the DIP assessment process in Merseyside at different stages. The report provides D(A)ATs with information about how effective they are at engaging with certain client groups through the programme.
An examination of the changes in the characteristics of clients coming into contact with the DIP programme brought about through the change from drug testing on charge in the custody suite to drug testing on arrest (April 06).
A comparison of client characteristics for under and over 25 year olds – This report highlights the substantial differences in characteristics between under and over 25 year olds assessed by DIP teams in Merseyside. In particular the greater use of
Summarises the rates of re-presentation of clients to custody suite drug testing and DIP teams in Merseyside in part of 07/08. The characteristics of clients who re-present are compared to those of clients who do not.
This publication details the results of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) in the North West of England during 2007/08. The report provides information on the number, and profile, of individuals in contact with treatment during 2007/08 to provide
This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from
The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at
According to the Hidden Harm report, there are estimated to be 250,000-350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK (ACMD, 2003). Only 37% of fathers and 64% of mothers with a drug problem still have their children living with
Finds a paucity of evidence with regards to the optimal provision of Needle and Syringe Programme (NSPs) and it is therefore difficult to draw conclusions on ‘what works best’ within the range of harm reduction services available to Injecting Drug Users