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Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

Interesting new drug facts (June 2017)

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This edition of Andrew Brown's monthly round-up of the latest drug & alcohol stats focuses on sentencing and substance misuse treatment in community orders.

Alcohol, drugs and crime

This is the latest post in a monthly series reproducing Andrew Brown’s monthly slideshare of interesting new facts about alcohol and other drugs which he has unearthed from a wide range of reports.

Andrew works for MEAM/Making Every Adult Matter, the coalition of three national charities (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) who champion the cause of people experiencing multiple needs and who have been kind enough to allow Andrew’s monthly slideshares to be re-published here.

This month’s slides focus particularly on sentencing and community orders.

Here are some of the things I learnt from Andrew’s round-up this month:

  • The number of community orders that included drug or alcohol treatment (slides 2-3)
  • The reoffending patterns of people convicted of drug offences (slide 4)
  • The proportion of shoplifting offences involving alcohol (slide 5)
  • The number of people given a penalty notice for being drug and disorderly (slide 9)

You can follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewbrown365

Blog posts in the drug and alcohol category are kindly sponsored by Breaking Free Group which has developed a powerful and adaptable digital health platform which targets the underlying psychological and lifestyle factors that drive addictive behaviours. Breaking Free has no editorial influence on the contents of this site.

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