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Drug Treatment in 2012

00000It’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: There has been a 4% drop in the total number of treatment in for drug use (with no drop in treatment capacity). The number of young adults needing treatment for heroin is down almost two-thirds compared with 2005/6. The average waiting time for treatment is down to five days from …

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How a new smartphone app can save lives

00000Naloxone training app I am writing this post to celebrate the launch of the new @UTurntraining smartphone app which is dedicated to preventing deaths caused by opiate overdoses. The app was launched on 16 January 2012 and is available for download from the Android marketplace for the sum of £1.99. UPDATE: 15 May 2012 – the app is now totally FREE. The iPhone version is already under development. Back in October, I wrote a post …

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