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Dealing with synthetics: time to reframe the narrative.

Key Points: â?¢ Despite adjustments over its lifetime, the contemporary international drug control regime has had an historical emphasis in on â?~narcoticâ?T drugs, such as opium, heroin and cocaine, rather than on a range of synthetic substances. â?¢ Ass ...

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals.

A senior addiction expert at the HSE has said that drug testing needs to be considered for festivals and nightclubs in order to cut down on overdoses and drug-related health problems......... Daragh Brophy A senior addiction expert at the HSE has said tha ...

Improving clinical responses to drug-related deaths. A summary of best practice and innovations from drug treatment providers.

. Collective Voice, NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance Drug treatment Collective Voice and the NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance (NHS SMPA) have worked together, with Public Health England's support, to produce a set of recommendations for pr ...

Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions.

. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Drug treatment This guideline covers using psychosocial interventions to treat adults and young people over 16 who have a problem with or are dependent on opioids, stimulants or cannabis. It aims to r ...

Drug and Alcohol Findings collection: couples therapies.

One of only two types of therapies recommended for alcohol and/or drugs users by the UKâ?Ts official health intervention advisers. The most well known of these in the substance use sector focuses on a daily ritual in which the couple reaffirm and reinforc ...

Changing patterns of substance misuse in adult prisons and service responses. A thematic review.

. HM Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales Drug treatment Drug misuse is a serious threat to the security of the prison system, the health of individual prisoners and the safety of prisoners and staff. Its effects ripple outwards to harm prisoners’ ...

Preventing and reducing drug overdoses- a priority for the EMCDDA.

. EMCDDA. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27810 Public 31 August 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1504161215 27810 No HEALTH;DRUG MISUSE;SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

School appeals plan for addict recovery centre.

A Dublin inner city primary school and local residents have put the brakes on the Dublin Simon Community pressing ahead with its plan for a 70-bed recovery centre for homeless drug addicts and alcoholics at Usher's Island...... Gordon Deegan A Dublin ...

'Drugs advice' to be provided for Electric Picnic attendees.

A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users attending Electric Picnic this weekend........ Cormac O'Keeffe A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users att ...

Survey reveals Irish men can reach their recommended low-risk alcohol limit for just €7.65 a week.

. Conor Heneghan The annual price survey, carried out in July, was part of Alcohol Action Ireland’s 2018 Pre-Budget submission, which was published on Tuesday........... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27806 Public 29 August 2017 News National Drugs Library ...

The use of digital technology in substance misuse recovery.

Alongside recent trends in the purchasing of illicit substances online, there has been a growth in the availability of online resources dedicated to treatment and recovery from substance misuse, including online interventions, mutual-aid groups and forums ...

The effect of female sex on hepatitis C incidence among people who inject drugs: results from the international multi-cohort InC3 Collaborative.

This study from the United States of America provides valuable information on differences in hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence by sex in people who inject drugs (PWID), controlling for differences in related exposures and behavioral factors, using well-ch ...

Young people's use of e-cigarettes across the United Kingdom: findings from five surveys 2015- 2017.

Concern has been expressed about the use of e-cigarettes among young people. Our study reported e-cigarette and tobacco cigarette ever and regular use among 11â?"16 year olds across the UK. Data came from five large scale surveys with different desig ...

Do electronic cigarettes increase cigarette smoking in UK adolescents? Evidence from a 12-month prospective study.

BACKGROUND: In cross-sectional surveys, increasing numbers of adolescents report using both electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and cigarettes. This study assessed whether adolescent e-cigarette use was associated prospectively with initiation or escalat ...

Alcohol was my toughest opponent to beat- Egan

Olympic boxing silver medallist Ken Egan was speaking at the launch of the Dublin Rutland Centre's second annual 'Recovery Month'......... Eilish O'Regan Olympic boxing silver medallist Ken Egan was speaking at the launch of the Dublin ...

Hepatitis B and you. What you need to know when you are newly diagnosed.

. Health Protection Surveillance Centre Health protection A selection of the following Hepatitis B leaflets are also available in other languages. Click here to view leaflets in French, Iri, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Russian. Research and E ...

Ireland Thinks poll on attitudes to alcohol consumption.

Poll commissioned by Alcohol Action Ireland. Conducted June 12th to June 16th 2017. Methodology: â?¢ Ireland Thinks interviewed a random sample of 1,300 adults aged 18+ by telephone between Monday 12th June and Friday 16th of June 2017. â?¢ A random digit ...

When parents take drugs.

This booklet is intended for use by anyone talking with young people about a parent or carerâ?Ts drug or alcohol use, to help them understand and come to terms with their situation. Professionals â?" such as teachers, youth workers and health workers ...

Euro Health Consumer Index 2016 report.

In spite of financial crisis-induced austerity measures, such as the much publicized restrictions on the increase of healthcare spend, European healthcare keeps producing better results. Survival rates of heart disease, stroke and cancer are all increasin ...

Search for suitable 'injecting room' site in Dublin.

The HSE has launched the search for a facility in Dublin where drug users can inject themselves in a safe environment..... Stephen Rogers The HSE has launched the search for a facility in Dublin where drug users can inject themselves in a safe environment ...

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