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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

22.02.17: The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today, 22 February, released a consultation on new guidance to better integrate child protection against abuse and neglect.
20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
14.12.16: Results from the Health Survey for England for 2015 show a continuous decline in smoking and drinking among children.
11.11.16: In order to survive decommissioning and cuts to funding, health improvement services are converging into single location hubs.
03.10.16: The GMC has launched an inquiry after it was revealed that some online pharmacies have been overprescribing antibiotics

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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