BAC-IN launch ‘Shades of Recovery’ - an inspiring account of people from diverse backgrounds battling with addiction and their search for recovery
Written during a period of profound global uncertainty resulting from Covid 19 lockdowns, overwhelmed by a range of crises, this book allows readers to centre themselves in the ‘lived’ and ‘living realities’ of minoritised people and communities in the UK experiencing substance misuse problems on the hard edges of injustice; with intersectional social problems of trauma, other harms, many falling through the damaging gaps of complex and interconnecting system.
Personal stories of alcohol addiction could help shape future health care
A new study looks at more than three decades worth of research about the recovery stories of people who previously consumed harmful levels of alcohol
Healthy life expectancy: why tackling alcohol is key
Alcohol is the leading risk factor for ill health and disability among those aged 15 to 49 in England and its harms are more prevalent among the poorest groups
Stand up and be counted
Over the last decade, the number of women dying drug-related deaths has increased by almost 80 per cent, yet the number accessing treatment has remained stubbornly static
North East experts demand a new 'long overdue' Government alcohol action plan
Health campaigners in the North East are calling for a new evidence-based government action plan with the worst rate of alcohol related deaths in the region.
Harmless tipple or brink of addiction? How the over-50s drinkers are living in denial
It’s no secret that lockdowns drastically changed the way Brits drank alcohol. Research has found that without pubs or parties, at home, late night drinking became very normal for thousands.
Alcohol addiction: Trying to go sober without any funding
Organisations which provide treatment say their funding has not kept up with demand and has been slashed nationally over the last five years.
GambleAware commissions pilot project to extend residential rehabilitation provision for gambling disorder
Working in partnership with Gordon Moody, Adferiad will deliver a three-year pilot project to extend the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provision of residential rehabilitation for gambling disorder.
Alcoholic Liver Deaths Increased by 21% During Year of The Pandemic
Increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic, particularly amongst heavy drinkers, is likely driving an unprecedented acceleration in alcoholic liver disease deaths.
National Survey Reports a Surge in Alcohol and Gambling Problems During the Pandemic
The Forward Trust has today published the results of a national poll conducted by YouGov that shows increasing levels of problem drinking, gambling and relapse a year into the pandemic.
Drug Deaths in England and Wales Up Again
England and Wales have yet again recorded their highest ever number of drug-related deaths, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Dame Carol Black Review Is a Major Opportunity to Revitalise How We Support People Who Use Drugs
Part two of the review provides ambitious recommendations for a treatment system in need of a boost, says Jon Murray, executive director of services England at With You.