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Nearly 500 arrested since Psycoactive Substances Act came into force 6 months ago

Published: Thursday, 05 January 2017 10:40

Source: (Released Dec 26th 2016) The first offenders have been jailed under the new powers, which were introduced to tackle the menace of so-called legal highs – with more cases...


Latest news relating to alcohol and drug policy in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:02

NHS Health Scotland have updated all ABI resources to adhere to the new UK CMO Alcohol Guidelines, along with some new evidence and statistics, but no changes to existing alcohol...


National Naloxone Programme Scotland annual monitoring report 2015/16

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:00

NHS Information Services Division published their fourth annual release of the National Naloxone Monitoring Information figures on Tuesday 25th October 2016. Key Points: There were 8,146 ‘take home’ naloxone (THN) kits issued...


Dealing with the stigma of drugs: A Guide for Journalists

Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 13:59

One of the issues the drug services deals with on a regular basis the negative portrayal of people with drug misuse problems in the media. Despite this, in autumn 2012...


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