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Alcohol & Drugs

Heroin users stuck in the treatment system

Less than one quarter (24%) of the 273,898 opiate clients who have been in contact with treatment services since 2005/6 had completed treatment and not returned by 31 March 2015.

Alcohol & Drugs

Funding cuts for drug and alcohol treatment

In its response to the review, DrugScope, representing service providers, expressed a concern about the current volatility of funding. Drugscope highlighted PHE ADPH drugs alcohol commissioning 2014 the continuous drive to reassess and retender services, and the need for commissioners to understand the impact frequent tendering processes have on providers (see this post for an alternative model).

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Drug Treatment in 2012

It’s nice to celebrate good news sometimes. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse published their annual figures this week. The headlines make good reading:

Mind the (social aspiration) gap

One of the most fulfilling side-effects of writing a Blog is that you are more aware of and tend to read more blogs yourself. I

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