This report is very interesting for those with Hepatitis C living in Camden as it has some interesting figures. For example:
Figure 7 on Page 18 shows that Camden has the second highest estimate in London of the proportion of all people who have been infected with hepatitis C amongst people who currently inject drugs.
Figure 11 on Page 21 shows the Camden had the highest crude hospital admission rate for hepatitis C related end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, persons per 100,000 population by London local authority, 2012/3.
Figure 20 on Page 29 shows that in 2013/14 Camden drug treatment services fell below the national average in giving tests to clients who were eligible for them.
View the full report here.
Experts on drug control from the worlds of science, media, economics, policy and law enforcement will discuss what goes on behind the scenes of British drug control policy-making, and where the future may take us.
Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunts House, King’s College London.
Book tickets on Eventbrite:
Great animation narrated by Jay Z about the US “War on Drugs” and how it has disproportionately affected African-American communities.
The embedded animation was taken off YouTube for copyright reasons. You can still view the animation on these links:
Article from Mike Ashton’s Findings Hot Topics newsletter on the myriad meanings and implications of “recovery”.
The Faculty of Public Health have criticised the continuation of a punitive “War on Drugs” as a result of the Office for National Statistics report showing a record number of deaths involving drug misuse in England and Wales.
Professor Simon Capewell, FPH Vice President, said: “These statistics are a wake-up call. They are a tragic signal that the punitive ‘war on drugs’ approach has failed – failed our society and failed some of our most vulnerable people.”
Harry used to be director of DrugScope before they sadly closed due to lack of funding. He and Jackie Buckle also previously at DrugScope, produce an excellent online resource on evidence based drug research and reporting. This report is on Novel Psychoactive Substances – Spice, Black Mamba etc
There is a very interesting article on alcohol related brain damage in this month’s Drink and Drug News. Just scroll down this link.
The full report can be read here.
I’ve added a lot of links to information on NPS and harm reduction around using these substances – all very relevant given what’s going on in Camden at present.