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Scottish government announces £250 million for drug treatment
The Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced an extra £50 million per year...
Created On: 21/01/2021   (Last updated: 21/01/2021)
News Policy
UK government announces £148 million to cut drug-related crime
The UK government has announced £148 million of new investment to cut crime associated...
Created On: 20/01/2021   (Last updated: 21/01/2021)
News Policy
UK government to review gambling legislation
The UK government has launched a review of gambling legislation intending to ensure that...
Created On: 08/12/2020   (Last updated: 08/12/2020)
News Policy
United Nations reschedules cannabis
On Wednesday 2 December 2020, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove...
Created On: 03/12/2020   (Last updated: 03/12/2020)
Policy Research
Researching people placed in hotels because of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic; Jo Neale talks to the SSA
In spring 2020, the UK Government launched the Everyone In initiative in response to...
Created On: 23/11/2020   (Last updated: 23/11/2020)
Policy Research Treatment & therapies
Access to treatment for people who use drugs in the Sultanate of Oman
By Qutba Al Ghafri. Qutba is a PhD student at King’s College London In...
Created On: 17/11/2020   (Last updated: 17/11/2020)
Interview Policy
A citizen’s jury on alcohol dependence and anti-discrimination legislation
Dr Sarah Wadd is the Director of the Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team...
Created On: 04/11/2020   (Last updated: 04/11/2020)
Policy Treatment & therapies
PHE updates COVID-19 addiction treatment guidance for commissioners and providers
Public Health England (PHE) has updated its guidance to addiction treatment commissioners and providers...
Created On: 29/09/2020   (Last updated: 09/10/2020)
Interview Policy Research
Flashback Friday: an interview with Dr Nora Volkow
Dr Nora Volkow is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and...
Created On: 21/08/2020   (Last updated: 09/10/2020)
Policy Treatment & therapies
Gambling in the UK: A summary of the Lords Gambling Industry Committee Report
By Steve Sharman In July 2020, the Lords Gambling Industry Committee published its report,...
Created On: 04/08/2020   (Last updated: 09/10/2020)