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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: https://www.gov.uk/ (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...

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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...

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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...

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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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