harm reduction

The 2017 Drug Strategy

Harm reduction, a focus on NPS & Chemsex and a national recovery champion all feature in the new drug strategy with the Home Office still taking the lead.

Resistant drinkers can change

Above all the manual offers a fundamental positive message that change is possible. Research shows that these clients are not as unmotivated as they seem. At least 40% of higher risk and dependent drinking clients will try and change each year. The Blue Light project provides the tools for building on this.

Drug Treatment 2.0

00000This post is a celebration of  the increasing range and variety of online resources developed by the drug treatment world. It’s great to report that all sectors of the field are bringing their tradition of creativity to the world of web 2.0 Harm reductionists have eagerly embraced the opportunities to engage with drug users which the World Wide Web and social media bring. These are just a few of the many high quality harm reductions …

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Mind the (social aspiration) gap

00000One 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 recently discovered a new blog which has quickly become one of my favourites. Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts,  somehow finds time to write new posts 3-4 times a week. The reason I value these posts is that they are always thought-provoking and challenge readers …

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Applying ourselves to prevent drug overdoses

00000The mobile phone application market is huge, over half a million apps for iPhone and quarter of a million for Android phones. As I write this, today’s top trending app in the Android Market is Buka HD – just £1.49 will buy you a game which features a big blue bubble whose purpose is to make ‘stars go boom’. In addition, to the thousands of games, there are apps for every purpose imaginable. In the …

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