This report attempts to portray various types and forms of mentoring now being used within the criminal justice systemRead more
More drug users are buying their drugs online; including so-called legal highs as well as illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA – because they say the quality is better, there is more choice and it is more convenient, research has fo Read more
Experts say financial incentives in the form of a £10 shopping voucher could revolutionise drug treatment in BritainRead more
A recent article suggests the possibility that neurofeedback (NFB) can be useful in the treatment of those experiencing substance use disorders (SUD). In this article, I articulate these Read more
Vivienne Franzmann's play 'Pest', written after a residency in a women's prison tells us the story of two sisters, dependent on herion and each other.Read more
"After countless attempts to manage my consumption of alcohol, I stood at the threshold of death’s door, one hand on the door frame to hold myself up. After 29 days in the hospital, I wanted to be sober more than anything else in my life. Fi Read more
The BBC Reports A £15m service to help drug and alcohol addicts will begin in DevonRead more
Last week in Vienna the United Nations hosted the 2014 Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This annual review of the world’s drug problem may not sound like the ‘must attend’ event of the year, but that is to underestimate its importance in Read more
In a report, the all-party Parliamentary Hepatology Group says deaths from liver disease in England have risen 40% between 2001-2012.
In the past decade there has been a five-fold increase in cirrhosis among people aged 35-55
Warning - some viewers may find this uncomfortable!Read more
A new report on the extent of harm caused in society by alcohol has shown that 1 in 4 people are affected by other peoples problem drinking.
Government investment of £10 million has been awarded to services that support drug and alcohol recovery across England.Read more
Take the ‘Legal High’ National Online Survey (LHNOS)
You don't have to of taken the drugs to take part in this..... see more at http://www.mylegalhigh.org/Read more
We must learn from the HIV epidemic and ensure that affordable prices are in place so that the millions with hepatitis C infection can get new drugs that appear to be a cure.Read more
Drug Abuse costs employers $81 billion a year
New conclusions from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the US have shown that drug abuse costs employers $81 billion per yearRead more
Davina McCall tells the Guardian magazine about the dangers of cross addiction.Read more
Quality Standards Framework For rehabilitation are to be piloted in 5 areas.
The Social Economy Alliance is a group of 23 social enterprises including housing associations, social investors, think tanks and charities which all work to affect social change.Read more
A charity, which helps drug and alcohol users is expandingRead more
Drug users are putting their lives in danger by injecting Legal highs as a substitute for heroin
The report on substance misuse and volunteering has been publishedRead more
Gaps in the criminal justice system means that 50,000 short-term prisoners walk out of prison with no support. However, the Offender Rehabilitation Bill received today by Royal Assent, will now be addressedRead more
Financial cuts are undermining rehabilitation projects which offer a “lifeline to drug users, their families, and communities”Read more
National no smoking day 12/03/214
Are you ready to quit smoking? If you are no ready to quit today, visit http://www.nosmokingday.org.uk/ and you will be one step closer than you were before.Read more
The Community Recovery Community is a program where students who have had addiction problems can find peer and staff support on campus to prevent their likelihood of relapsing.Read more
The return of the Recovery Festival 1st -2nd 2014 Central Hall WestminsterRead more
As part of the Recovery Partnership, RGUK are developing a Residential Rehabilitation Quality Standard Framework which builds upon the Essential Standards of Health and Safety by offering standards that are specific to residential rehabilitation servic Read more
Reforms which will cut the amount of time some offenders need to disclose details of any low level convictions come into effect today, Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
Justice Minister Jeremy Wright announced that the pioneering Justice Data Lab pilot would be extended for a further yearRead more
Scheduling of tramadol and exemptions for temazepam
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Police charge parents of toddler 'who died of organ failure after being given METHADONE from her baby mug'Read more
Opening the creating Recovery Conference with their presentation about RGUKRead more
DEVELOPING RECOVERY COMMUNITIES: EVIDENCE AND PRACTICE
PERSON IN RECOVERY
ALCOHOL RECOVERY COMMUNITY MANAGER
SMART Recovery UK & US TrusteeRead more
Mike delivers his presentation at the Creating Recovery ConferenceRead more
Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE Presentation at the Creating Recovery Conference
DrugScope, the national membership organisation for the drug and alcohol sector, is today publishing a report on behalf of the Recovery Partnership.Read more
A letter from the Chair of RGUK Noreen Oliver MBE and Vice Chair Chip Somers.
"Recovery is a process in which an individual is enabled to move on from their problem drug and alcohol use with a commitment to abstinence".Read more
Public Health England is carrying out a survey of the residential rehabilitation sector.
Your experience and knowledge is valuable and we would be grateful if you could complete this survey.
Thank you to all those that attended the very first RGUK Creating Recovery conference supported by Comic Relief - Give It Up.
Read what you had to say about the event.