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Three Principles work with Offenders

There’s a growing buzz about Three Principles as an effective approach to help promote psychological wellbeing and it’s proved effective with offenders at HMP Onley.

2018 Alcohol stats

There were 5,507 alcohol-specific deaths in England in 2016, a 4 per cent increase from 2015 and an increase of 11 per cent on 2006.

Eight things I learnt from the 2018 Global Drug Survey

GDS2018 provides new data on the latest drug trends and crucial public health and policy issues, as well as a range of fascinating facts. Let’s face it, where else would you find out that 30% people can get cocaine delivered more quickly than a pizza?

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