Trump Pledges to Fight Opioid Crisis by Force

During a briefing on the opioid crisis in the United States on Tuesday 8 August, President Donald Trump declared that “strong law enforcement is absolutely vital to having a drug-free society”. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioid-related death have risen by 180% between 2002 and 2015, raising from more than 12,000 to … Continued

Young People At The Oval

On the 3rd July, Addaction held their first ever National Young Person’s Conference, on the fantastic backdrop of the Oval cricket ground in London. It was organised so that young people and professionals could have the opportunity to feed into how Addaction shape their services and it also gave other organisations, such as Volteface, an … Continued

Prison Reform Needed Now More Than Ever

The Ministry of Justice today released it’s latest Safety in Custody Statistics Bulletin. The key message is clear: those in custody and those working in custodial institutions are not safe. The statistics paint a bleak picture of worryingly unsafe prisons. Assaults have continued to increase, reaching a record high of 26,643 incidents in the 12 … Continued

The MS Society Comes Out In Support Of Medical Cannabis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers should have access to legally regulated medical cannabis, according to a major MS charity. They claim that one in ten sufferers of the condition could use it to ease their pain and spasticity as a last resort when other medication does not work. However, cannabis is currently a schedule one drug, … Continued