National Substance Misuse Conference 2017

The 2nd National Substance Misuse Conference took place in Birmingham on Wednesday 13th September. The conference looked to bring together the UK’s leading clinicians, researchers, educators and more to consider how the sector meets current and future challenges.  The Conference opened with Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson outlining the problems caused by substance misuse … Continued

National Substance Misuse Conference 2017

The National Substance Misuse conference is back and this year the focus is treatment, prisons, prevention and trends. Speakers have been mustered from across the sector, ready to offer current thinking and latest developments on policy, practice and prevention. This year, the Birmingham conference will be giving more time to its speakers, will a selected … Continued

Scotland’s Drug Death Crisis Needs a Radical Harm Reduction Response – Now

This article was originally published on The Conversation. The newly published figures of annual drug-related deaths (DRD) in Scotland are appalling. The National Records of Scotland figure of 867 represents the highest annual total recorded – a 23% increase on the previous year, and a 100% increase since 421 Scottish DRDs were reported in 2006. The recent annual figures for … Continued

Is Doping So Bad?

At the weekend, Justin Gatlin sprinted to victory in the 100m at the World Athletics Championships, beating fellow American Christian Coleman and the famous Usain Bolt into 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Gatlin received a distinctly frosty response from the crowd however, who booed him as he celebrated his win. This is because Gatlin has a reputation … Continued