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Your chance to have your say about the State of the Sector

In late 2013, DrugScope carried out the first State of the Sector study on behalf of the Recovery Partnership. Focussing primarily on partnership working, non-treatment related activity, support needs, the impact of recommissioning and, where relevant any funding changes, the resulting report attracted significant interest from policy makers and key stakeholders | DrugScope, UK

Drug and Alcohol Family Support - 2014 Health Check

This survey is part of Adfam's 'Drug and Alcohol Family Support - 2014 Health Check' project. We want to find out what's happening regarding drug and alcohol family support in terms of sustainability, funding, networks and partnerships | Adfam, UK

From law suits to e-cigarettes, how big tobacco is fighting back

Measures exist to cut smoking, a bigger killer than Aids, yet tobacco companies evolve. What’s the public health response? | Guardian, UK

Marijuana effect on drivers and deaths still hazy, researchers say

Officials worry that marijuana consumption, like alcohol, will increase traffic incidents, but studies still lack answers | Guardian, UK

Minimum alcohol cost drive is set for Brussels

Health professionals said they are stepping up their efforts to see minimum ­pricing for alcohol north of the Border | Herald, UK

New students in Oxford to be warned of the dangers of so-called legal highs

New students are to be warned by police about the dangers of so-called legal highs. Thames Valley Police are to target the thousands of freshers who will arrive in Oxford from later this month |, UK

Sabrina's story

I met Ross three years ago and my life literally turned upside down. He was the best man at my cousin’s wedding and I was blown away. It wasn’t long before I discovered that he was using crack and not that much later before I was too | Blenheim CDP, UK

Paul Ross to take BBC break after admitting drug use

BBC London 94.9 radio breakfast presenter tells newspaper he has been suffering from an addiction to mephedrone | BBC, UK

HMP Liverpool third worst in country for number of prisoners failing random drug tests

Statistics show 17.4% of prisoners test positive in tests | Liverpool Echo, UK

Plain packs for cigarettes ‘do not hit economy’

Plain cigarette packaging does not lead to an increase in illicit trade or a loss of revenue to the State, research carried out in Australia, the first country to introduce the packaging, has found | Irish Examiner, Ireland

EMCDDA–Europol Joint Report on a new psychoactive substance: 1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine (‘MT-45’)

In April 2014, the EMCDDA and Europol examined the available information on a new psychoactive substance 1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine, commonly known as MT-45The two organisations concluded that sufficient information had been accumulated to merit the production of a Joint Report on MT-45 as stipulated by Article 5.1 of the Council Decision | EMCDDA, Portugal

Cannabis withdrawal symptoms common among adolescents treated for substance use disorder

Although cannabis is broadly believed to be nonaddictive, a study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators found that 40 percent of cannabis-using adolescents receiving outpatient treatment for substance use disorder reported experiencing symptoms of withdrawal | EurekAlert, USA

Ice in Sydney; a casual users' story

I know from my extensive work with people with drug and alcohol problems in Sydney, the drug ice can have severe consequences. It is becoming more prominent here - particularly in disadvantaged communities  -  and is responsible for a lot of heartache and broken lives | Age, Australia