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A council in Northern Ireland could soon be introducing a new scheme to test employees for alcohol and drug use.
Whitehall should reverse its cuts to local authority public health grants in order to tackle the increase in drug-related deaths, doctors say.
The West Midlands PCC has called for a joined up approach to tackling drug addiction after a report found the cost of substance misuse to the area was £1.4bn a year.
A report saying privately-run rehab clinics risk killing patients by handing out too many drugs is a 'wake-up call', a local government leader has warned.
The first round of funding to projects that tackle drug dependency and support children in care has been awarded to ten projects.
Patchy services across the country are trapping vulnerable women in ‘cycle of disadvantage’ a new report has warned.
Experts have urged the government reverse pubic health budget cuts as official figures show the number of deaths related to drug poisoning are continuing to rise.
The Government has launched a new strategy to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of individuals recovering from addiction.
Festivals and city centres should provide testing facilities where drug users can test ‘substances of concern’ to establish content and strength, say experts.
Deaths involving heroin have more than doubled since addiction services were transferred from NHS control to local authorities in 2012, expert writes.