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Specialist support helped nearly a third of young people in a pilot project to quit 'county lines' involvement with drugs, according to a review.
Councils are reducing spending on alcohol and drug treatment services despite ‘soaring’ numbers of hospital admissions due to alcohol misuse, FOI data reveals.
Front-line professionals ‘must get better’ at spotting signs that children are being exploited, a children’s charity has said in response to an annual assessment of county lines drug networks.
Offenders with mental health, alcohol and drug abuse problems are increasingly being referred to health services as part of community sentences.
Walsall Council employees may soon be subject to ‘random’ drug testing after drugs paraphernalia was discovered.
Over two million children are growing up in families where there are ‘serious risks’, a major new study has revealed.
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.