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COVID-19 and addiction: webinars, podcasts and online discussions

In these unprecedented times there is a need to learn about the emerging evidence on COVID-19. Listed below are upcoming and recorded webinars, podcasts, and discussions on COVID-19 from organisations working in the addictions sector.   United Kingdom COVID-19: Best practice for managing drug and alcohol problems – a joint RCGP and SMMGP webinar will
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COVID-19 addiction news: global responses to lock-down

In the last month, there has been a huge increase in COVID-19 related addiction news. Although the current situation is unprecedented, many of the policy responses have well-established precedents including forms of prohibition, regulation and outreach treatment. Perhaps the most common policy option has been to ban substances, particularly alcohol.   Alcohol Several countries have
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The SALIS collection: a free online archive of addiction resources

The SALIS collection is a free online digital archive of alcohol, tobacco and other drug books and documents being built by the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) in partnership with the Internet Archive (IA). Currently there are more than 4,300 items in the SALIS collection and it is international in its scope. All
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In the news: drug consumption rooms

Ahead of a UK-wide summit on drug-related deaths being held in Glasgow, Kit Malthouse (the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service) dismissed the possibility of the government shifting its policy on drug consumption rooms: “One of the issues in politics is people do reach for a simple solution, and, while drug

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Covid-19

As an organisation, we continue to function during the developing pandemic.

We are following all government and Charity Commission guidance in respect of staff and reporting issues.

Our funding schemes remain open and we are continuing to programme our conferences planned for November 2020.