Posts tagged addiction
NHS SMPA's full written response to the Health and Social Care Committee's inquiry on Drug Policy

“We are concerned that the committee addresses the ‘Quality Gap’ between evidence-based and routine practice in services for people using drugs, with safeguarding of specialist clinical expertise, increasing research capacity to learn from what we do, and quality standards in commissioning and review of drug services.”

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Understanding Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependency

Alcohol-related illness creates a huge cost for the NHS and causes considerable harm not only to the those who are drinking, but also to their family and friends. However, among many, perceptions around the ‘normal’ intake of alcohol are far from the recommended maximum units and there is little understanding of the phrases used to explain alcohol-related illnesses.

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Spice: The Ongoing Public Health Emergency

Referred to by one English Police and Crime Commissioner as “the most severe public health issue we have faced in decades”, Spice is one of a group of synthetic cannabinoids whose notoriety is growing by the day.

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NHS SMPA Conference Highlights 2018 - Dr Bowden-Jones on One Patient's Method to Resist Problem Gambling

In this clip from NHS SMPA’s 2018 conference, Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, shares one patient’s method for addressing problem gambling.

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Conference 2018 slides

View the presentation slides from our 2018 conference on the theme of creating lasting behaviour change, including slides from: Dr Henrietta Bowden Jones, Danny Hames, Dr Luke Mitcheson, Dr Dima Abdulrahim, Viv Evans OBE and Rob Eyers.

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Preventing Drug Related Deaths - NHS SMPA Conference 2017

In Manchester today we see the culmination of a number of months work where the NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance (NHSSMPA) formally launches itself as a collective of NHS drug and treatment providers working together in an effort to share the expertise and innovation we have to the broader sector.

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