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Alcohol & Drugs

6 things I learnt about the drug scene

Invaluable DrugWise report on most recent trends in drug use and dealing in the UK at the end of 2016. Unprecedented purity levels & the fallout from ban on NPS

Alcohol & Drugs

The prison drugs crisis

New report from drug campaign group volteface exposes the chaos caused by the use of Spice and other NPS in prison and sets out a 5-point action plan.

Alcohol & Drugs

The true horrors of using NPS in prison

A report by User Voice for the NHS confirms that synthetic cannabinoid Spice is the most popular drug in prison and causes serious health & security problems. Its popularity is attributed to its “bird killing” properties.

Alcohol & Drugs

Tackling New Psychoactive Substances in Prison

History teaches us that testing and security, although important components of an overall strategy, are unlikely to have a significant impact on levels of drug use in prison.

Prison

What rehabilitation revolution?

Nevertheless, he is forthright in saying that he shares the conclusion of the Justice Committee in attributing the main cause of this deterioration in the quality of our prisons to the financial cuts and, particularly the large reduction in the numbers of prison staff.

Alcohol & Drugs

Drugs in Prison

Although it is obvious that the main reason that such large quantities of drugs get into prison is to feed the demand of the many dependent drug users inside, it has long been a significant concern that as many as one in five heroin users took the drug for the first time in custody.

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