The Blue Light project is Alcohol Concern’s national initiative to develop alternative approaches and care pathways for treatment resistant drinkers who place a burden on public services.Read more
In December 2014 PHE published a report of a survey of residential rehab providers and local authority commissioners who purchase these services.Read more
Public Health England (PHE) has today (14 November 2014) announced the availability of £10 million of capital funding to support drug and alcohol recovery services in England, for 2014-15.Read more
Government will announce tomorrow that heroin will be given free foil to try and kick the habit and to help cut the risk of contracting diseases.Read more
The commissioning group which refused to fund a patient's cannabis-based drug says there is a lack of evidence about the benefits of the drug.Read more
Almost half of the people who inject drugs, have hepatitis C. Sharing notes and straws for cocaine and other substances can also out people at risk of getting the virus. Half of those infected, don’t even know they’ve got it.Read more
The 2014 Local Health Profiles, produced by Public Health England (PHE) were released on Tuesday 8th July 2014Read more
Alcohol industry and government agree new measures to tackle problem drinking
Drinks companies and retailers today revealed a package of measures to tackle alcohol misuse, after months of negotiaRead more
A letter on behalf of the Recovery Partnership Applications to pilot the Quality Standards has now closed.Read more
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 Order 2014 classifies Khat as a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs as from 00:01 on 24 June 2014.Read more
Organisation chart and corporate governance map for Public Health England (PHE).Read more
Public Health England have released the PHE business plan for 2014-2015 setting out the organisation’s core functions, outlining the key steps and actions it will be the taking over the next year to protect and improve the public’s health a Read more
Nearly 90% of the firms questioned had a formal written drug and alcohol policy in place, while 95% said that they had adopted a zero tolerance approach to drug and alcohol use at work.
Yet employers admitted that they would find it difficul< Read more
The Annual Prison Recovery Week will take place over 7 days, including Sports, Workshops, and inspirational Talks.Read more
As the recovery movement is in motions, it shouts a strong and powerful message! Addiction isn’t something to talk quietly about, and addicts should not feel ashamed. What addicts have achieved by pushing through and admitting that there is a pro Read more
A large scale study in Scotland called DORIS was published in 2004. It suggested that the majority of those coming to treatment wanted to achieve a goal of abstinence.
10 years later, a new study looks at what service users and their fam Read more
Parents are using methadone to soothe their children, the charity Adfam warns.Read more
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.