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19 April 2018

People who use medical marijuana are more likely to use & misuse prescription drugs

A new study by Theodore Caputi of University College Cork and Keith Humphreys of Stanford University found that people who use medical marijuana have higher rates of prescription drug use including pain relievers. The study appears in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the

NAATP partners with Google & LegitScript on rehab marketing protocol

NAATP began meeting with Google last fall to help Google understand the market and develop a system whereby the AdWords program could be reinstated under conditions that would both protect the consumer and provide a fair business opportunity for the

Marijuana-related ER visits by Colorado teens almost triple

Between 2005-2015, emergency department or urgent care visits by youth ages 13-20 for pot-related illnesses rose from 1.8 per 1,000 visits to 4.9 per 1,000, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus reports in Journal of Adolescent Health.

Stone-on-Trent: new drug & alcohol services

Methadone prescriptions are set to be slashed as part of council plans to cut £751,000 from drug and alcohol services. Stoke-on-Trent City Council will bring together, as provider of £5.4million of drug and alcohol services, the community drug & alcohol service (CDAS),

What is the value of the illegal drugs market in Scotland?

“We are the drugs market of Europe,” Labour MP David Lammy told BBC’s Today programme earlier this month. The Scotsman analysed UK figures to estimate the cost to Scotland of the illicit drugs market.

Home Secretary announces measures to combat child sexual exploitation

Yesterday the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced about £2.6million funding towards tackling child sexual exploitation in the UK and across the globe. This is relevant as many go on to develop addiction as a coping mechanism.

Alcohol availability ‘boosts crime rate’

Crime rates soar in areas where there are a large number of pubs, clubs and shops selling alcohol, according to Alcohol Focus Scotland. Its report compared neighbourhoods with the highest number of licensed premises across Scotland to those with the least.

Drugs in prisons

Bim Alogani MP moved in parliament that “leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about substance testing in prisons and similar institutions“. This was after a recent review by Her Majesty’s inspectorate of prisons in 2015

Isle of Wight alcohol-related hospital admissions on the rise

The number of patients who attended hospital with an alcohol related diagnosis increased to 480 per 100,000 people in 2016-17. This rate is up by 56 on the previous year, a 13% increase, according to the latest Public Health England data.

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