Month: March 2017

“Giving up cigarettes linked with recovery from illicit substance use disorders”

Smokers in recovery from illicit drug use disorders are at greater risk of relapsing three years later compared with those who do not smoke cigarettes. Results of the study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York appear online in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Check out the full article at the following link: http://www.psypost.org/2017/03/giving-cigarettes-linked-recovery-illicit-substance-use-disorders-48099

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The Consequences Of Cuts

Person preparing syringe of crack cocaine.

You may not know that your local authority is responsible for funding drug and alcohol treatment. And unless you, a friend or family member have been personally touched by addiction you might not think that these services should be a funding priority for cash-strapped councils.

“Drug addiction isn’t going away so why are treatment centres being slashed?” Check out this interesting article in the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/mar/11/drug-addiction-alcohol-treatment-local-authority-funding-cuts