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All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence

The latest Minutes are available for an extraordinary general meeting of the APPG Prescribed Drug Dependence, held last month.

Improve care for people with alcohol problems in S London

Free event from NIHR Health Research at 10.30am on 2 May: a morning of presentations with researchers and clinicians based in south London investigating how to improve alcohol services and treatment.

Parliamentary questions: drugs in prisons

Someone has been busy posing PQs: on reducing re-offending rates among people with drug dependency, on how many prisoners with a substance misuse need serving 6-month (or less) sentences were released from custody and how the Secretary of State for

Join EMCDDA experts!

The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs & Drug Addiction has issued a call for expression of interest in membership of the EMCDDA  Scientific Committee and for expression of interest for risk assessment experts.

Post-mortem toxicology practices in drug-related deaths

EMCDDA has published An analysis of post-mortem toxicology practices in drug-related death cases in Europe, based on a scoping and a mapping survey.

Ireland: cocaine addicts seeking treatment almost doubles since 2011

The number of people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction rose by over 30% in a year and almost doubled since 2011, the Health Research Board revealed yesterday. The data indicate that problem cocaine use is growing with the economy, its

Can the “love hormone” help treat alcohol use disorder?

NIDA-funded scientists examined whether oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, could be a viable treatment for alcohol use disorder.

College students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse

One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University

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