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Drive to get offenders drug-free and cut crime

 New prison wings designed to get offenders clean will receive funding thanks to the government’s 10-year strategy to tackle drug-fuelled crime

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Drive to get offenders drug-free and cut crime

 New prison wings designed to get offenders clean will receive funding thanks to the government’s 10-year strategy to tackle drug-fuelled crime

oakwood-logo-v2.jpg

A little respect

A new campaign aims to uproot the stigma embedded in mainstream media

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‘When I gave up drink it was a hallelujah moment’

Sleaford Mods' fontman Jason Williamson and producer Andrew Fearn talk candidly about substance abuse, class and turning 50

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Is rehab effective? The results are in

This summary of the research evidence provides verification that residential rehabilitation is associated with improvements across a variety of outcomes.

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Tide being turned on drug use in seaside town with high rate of drug deaths

A high-rate of drug deaths and substance misuse hangs over Hastings, in East Sussex, but a five million pound programme appears to be turning the tide on the problem.

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Visible Recovery

Last year, Dan Carden MP took the brave step of discussing his struggles with alcohol in a House of Commons speech. Since then he has become a passionate campaigner for better alcohol treatment, an end to stigma and the power of recovery communities.

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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.

Pouring Red Wine in Glass

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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New support for victims of County Lines exploitation

Hundreds more victims expected to be helped through funding of support services to 2025.

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County Lines: Cost of living crisis used by gangs to lure new recruits

Former gang members and those trying to support them claim the rising cost of living is being used by organised criminals to exploit those struggling to make ends meet.

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Calls for more funding to help children of alcoholics

It is estimated 200,000 children in England live with an alcoholic parent or carer, according to Department for Health and Social Care figures.

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Another new high for drug deaths in England and Wales

The latest data shows another distressing increase.

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Call for alcohol harm focus to be on par with drugs

More than 1,000 people have died due to alcohol in Scotland in every single year but one over the past two decades, leading to calls for alcohol harm to be given the same focus as drugs deaths.

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Heroin-related deaths growing across the UK

While drug services have had their budgets cut by around a third, more people die from opioid abuse in the UK than anywhere else in Europe - and this number has been rising for a decade.

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Showcase Your Research at the APA Conference

The NHS APA has announced that its popular virtual showcase is back at the APA conference for another year!

This year's conference, which takes place on November 8, will include a digital exhibition for showcasing a campaign paper or body of research. This is an excellent opportunity to disseminate your work with an audience of 700-900 delegates working within the addictions sector.

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Drive to get offenders drug-free and cut crime

 New prison wings designed to get offenders clean will receive funding thanks to the government’s 10-year strategy to tackle drug-fuelled crime

oakwood-logo-v2.jpg

A little respect

A new campaign aims to uproot the stigma embedded in mainstream media

Stigma AdobeStock_448158673.jpeg

‘When I gave up drink it was a hallelujah moment’

Sleaford Mods' fontman Jason Williamson and producer Andrew Fearn talk candidly about substance abuse, class and turning 50

sleaford mods.jpg

Is rehab effective? The results are in

This summary of the research evidence provides verification that residential rehabilitation is associated with improvements across a variety of outcomes.

rehab cream.jpg

Tide being turned on drug use in seaside town with high rate of drug deaths

A high-rate of drug deaths and substance misuse hangs over Hastings, in East Sussex, but a five million pound programme appears to be turning the tide on the problem.

Hastings.jpg

Visible Recovery

Last year, Dan Carden MP took the brave step of discussing his struggles with alcohol in a House of Commons speech. Since then he has become a passionate campaigner for better alcohol treatment, an end to stigma and the power of recovery communities.

Dan Carden MP new.jpg

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

glass and bottle of alcohol AdobeStock_366658522.jpeg

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

woman with bottle in her hand AdobeStock_195320046.jpeg

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

stand up and be counted AdobeStock_69567637.jpeg

Westminster Hall on tackling drug crime in local communities 

Closing comments by Policing Minister Kit Malthouse

police drugs crime AdobeStock_312061182.jpeg

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

Homeless person AdobeStock_224319721.jpeg

'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

Image by Hello I'm Nik

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.

Pouring Red Wine in Glass

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. 

woman with wine glass and bottle AdobeStock_334277442.jpeg

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

AdobeStock_158264016.jpeg

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

refuse drink AdobeStock_237344909.jpeg

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.

Lauren.png

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.

bottles of wine AdobeStock_200222506_edited.jpg

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.

Poker Chips

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.

Cheers

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.

Drops of Water

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.

Judges_ Hands Pointing At Document

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.

Serving Whiskey

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.

Playing Cards

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).

London City

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.

Big Ben

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

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

Hospital Employees

England Alcohol Statistics

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

Liquor Store

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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