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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Westminster Hall on tackling drug crime in local communities 

Closing comments by Policing Minister Kit Malthouse

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Two years ago a government scheme solved Britain’s street homelessness crisis. What went wrong?

Homeless deaths in the UK have increased by 80 per cent since 2019

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'I stole from my family and my job to fund my gambling addiction'

Kevan said going to the arcade when he was a child let him onto a 30 year gambling habit

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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.

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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. 

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Call for alcohol addiction nurses at GP surgeries

Alcohol problems could be tackled by placing more specialist addiction nurses at GP surgeries in deprived areas, researchers have found

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Cutting back on final drink of day ‘could improve brain health’

Study of UK adults shows negative effects of alcohol consumption grow stronger with each additional drink

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Mum opens up about drug addiction that left her homeless

She was left homeless and had her children taken off her as she reached her lowest ebb with her addiction to heroin.

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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.

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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.

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Fewest under-18s on record getting addiction help in England

Thousands with drug and alcohol problems are feared to be missing out owing to pandemic and funding cuts.

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Race For Recovery

RACE for Recovery is a BAC-IN film series exploring addiction, stigma and multiple disadvantage within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK.

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Government Responds to the Black Review

The government has published its initial response to the second part of Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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New cross-Government Unit to Tackle Drug Misuse Following Major Independent Review

The new unit aims to end illegal drug-related illness and deaths.

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England Alcohol Statistics

In 2019, 54% of adults In England reported drinking alcohol in the last week.

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HoC Debate on Misuse of Drugs

This debate took place on 17th June 2021 and was a House of Commons debate on the Misuse of Drugs.  The debate starts at 1:07.

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