treatment

The Recovery Bill of Rights is a statement of the principle that all Americans have a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

BBC radio programme that looks at drug treatment and explores two approaches - abstinence and management - which are at the heart of the debate among people who work in this area. Home editor, Mark Easton, examines the arguments, while Prof Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, and Paul Hayes, from the NTA, discuss methadone use.

Paper looking at the challenges facing professionals in health and social care in dealing with service users with dual diagnosis, the co-existence of substance misuse and mental health problems.

The government published the new drug strategy in February 2008. Since then there has been a great deal of progress, with drug use now down to its lowest level in more than a decade. However, there is still more to be done and the government is determined that the action it takes should meet the priorities and needs of local communities.

Good mental health is fundamental to the well-being and prosperity of England. In the last decade, greater investment and reforms have transformed mental health care, but now we need to go further.

This easy read booklet is a shorter version of New Horizons: Towards a shared vision for mental health. Which will help improve the services for adults with mental health problems better in the future, and help everyone have better mental health.

What does the public really think about addiction and its treatment? A report on the findings of a DrugScope/ICM poll.

Thirteenth of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture looks at ways in which practitioners can assist clients in their treatment for substance misuse using various strategies. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website. This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

Naltrexone is a medication which blocks the effects of heroin and other opiate-type drugs. Its considerable potential in helping to prevent post-detoxification relapse has not been realised because patients generally refuse to take it or quickly discontinue.

Tackling drug misuse in Scotland is one of the Scottish Executive’s key priorities. The Executive has adopted Tackling Drugs in Scotland: Action in Partnership as the forward drugs strategy for Scotland.

This plan sets out how the Executive will play its part in beating drugs in terms of young people, communities and treatment.