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World Drug Report 2014 >>
3rd July 14 -  Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to the 2014 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world’s population aged 15-64, having used an illicit drug in 2012. Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about 27 million, roughly 0.6 per cent of the world’s adult population, or 1 in every 200 people.
The impact of the older generation on England’s healthcare system >>
26th June 14 - The government has produced a report looking at the impact people aged over 65 have on the NHS. This publication provides a compilation of information on older people living in England to give a broad picture of their health, care and wellbeing.
The Condition of Britain: Strategies for Social Renewal >>
19th June 14 - This report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times.
European Drug Report 2014 >>
28th May 14 - The EMCDDA presents its annual overview of the European drug situation on 27 May in a multilingual, multimedia information package focusing on today’s rapidly shifting drug phenomenon.
The Alcohol Health Alliance UK >>
19th April 13 - Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, explains the work of the group and its key aims.
What is Recovery - Drug and Alcohol Findings >>
19th April 13 - What is 'recovery' and what does it mean for the roles of treatment and of doctors?
Electronic cigarettes -Library of the European Parliament >>
18th April 13 -  Electronic cigarettes work by by vaporising nicotine liquid...Proponents of e-cigarettes argue that they reduce harm to smokers
NICE to develop alcohol screening QOF targets >>
20th December 12 - At a meeting in Manchester last week, NICE's QOF advisory panel agreed to develop an indicator to screen for alcohol misuse and offer a brief intervention for a subset of patients...
Griffith Edwards obituary >>
25th September 12 -  When he started, the only approach to treating alcoholics was to shut them up for a long time in hospital. Griff, always open to new ideas, challenged this approach by carrying out a study comparing inpatient and outpatient treatment of alcohol dependence.
Dr. Griffith Edwards, Addiction Specialist, Dies at 83 - NYT >>
25th September 12 -  Dr. Edwards reshaped thinking about heavy drinkers and their problems, about the psychology of drug use and its treatment, and about the policy implications for governments and health agencies seeking to reduce abuse
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Lifeline Project and FEAD
Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

For more details on FEAD see here >>

Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.
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World Drug Report 2014 >>

3rd July 14 -  Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to the 2014 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world’s population aged 15-64, having used an illicit drug in 2012. Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about 27 million, roughly 0.6 per cent of the world’s adult population, or 1 in every 200 people.
The impact of the older generation on England’s healthcare system >>

26th June 14 - The government has produced a report looking at the impact people aged over 65 have on the NHS. This publication provides a compilation of information on older people living in England to give a broad picture of their health, care and wellbeing.
The Condition of Britain: Strategies for Social Renewal >>

19th June 14 - This report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times.
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