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Alcohol and Drugs Resource Centre

Alcohol and Drugs Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Alcohol and Drugs Resource Centre brings together the latest developments and clinical articles relating to substance misuse to help you understand why patients abuse alcohol and drugs and the best methods of treatment.

Drinking in moderation can be part of a healthy lifestyle; but more than one in four people in the UK exceed the healthy limit every week, and the problem is associated with various health risks, including cancer and liver disease. In addition, the use of drugs such as tobacco, cannabis or heroin can become uncontrolled, leading to serious physical and mental problems.

Latest alcohol and drugs news

03.10.16: The GMC has launched an inquiry after it was revealed that some online pharmacies have been overprescribing antibiotics
20.09.16: New data from PHE shows that there are now twice as many ex-smokers as there are current smokers in England
06.09.16: Overworked GPs are partly behind a recent surge in psychiatric drug prescribing, the director of a leading drugs charity has said
01.07.16: Alcohol-related deaths have risen by 4% in a year and 13% in the last decade, according to statistics from the HSCIC
21.06.16: The RSPH has called for the decriminalisation of the use and possession of all illegal drugs

Latest alcohol and drugs clinical articles

Monday 26 January 2015
The NHS is pressurized by self-inflicted conditions claims the Welsh health minister.
Monday 19 January 2015
Poor sleeping patterns in teenagers could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems and drug use
Friday 5 December 2014
A woman who drank heavily during her pregnancy has been cleared of criminal charges.
Thursday 16 October 2014
Despite being freely available to buy on the high street and online, many falsely believe this new class of drugs to be harmless
Monday 24 February 2014
The start of a new year is a pertinent time to be thinking about what harm both we and our patients are doing to themselves through our drinking

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