DS Daily - 6th December 2011


Scotland's first 'one-stop' drug abuse clinic opens

The Timmermarket Clinic in Aberdeen brings medical staff together under one roof to help people with drug problems | STV, UK

The power of brief interventions

A new bulletin has been published collecting together the latest documents added to the Effectiveness Bank. Three of the four entries bear further testimony to the power of brief interventions and therapies, the fourth to the general impotence of anti-drug campaigns | Drug and Alcohol Findings, UK

Why low alcohol prices are a matter of life and death

If the Government will not act, the supermarkets must be shamed into doing so | Independent, UK

Youth homelessness

A survey of homelessness agencies and local authority housing options teams in November to investigate the extent of and nature of youth homelessness in England - Full report | Homeless Link, UK

Housing benefit cuts: young people face a homelessness 'perfect storm'

Recession and spending cuts have already caused a spike in youth homelessness. Imminent welfare reforms could trigger a 1980's-style explosion in rough sleeping, a report warns | Guardian, UK

Proposed Changes to Homelessness Data Collections

We want to know your views about our proposals for changes to the statutory homelessness data currently collected from local authorities | Welsh Government, UK

International experts to examine the influence of social and economic environments on substance use

Leading international experts in prevention research will meet in Lisbon from 8–9 December to examine the influence of social and economic environments on substance use | EMCDDA

Obama Drug Policy

Reforming the Criminal Justice System | ONDCP, USA

Recovering addicts in ‘crisis’

Rise in overdoses feared as doctor’s arrest limits Rx access | Boston Herald, USA

Mexican drug cartels profiting from high local cocaine prices: police

Authorities are struggling to combat Mexican drug cartel operations in Australia, with the NSW Crime Commission revealing that importations can get back up and running within months of key players being locked up | The Australian