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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

17.03.17: A recent systematic review found brief interventions delivered by nurses to be the most effective at reducing alcohol consumption when compared with other provider groups.
24.02.17: A systematic review of pregnancy studies by the National Institute for Health Research has revealed the latest evidence-based interventions for improving outcomes for pregnancy and perinatal care.
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.

Latest alcohol and drugs clinical articles

Friday 17 March 2017
A recent systematic review found brief interventions delivered by nurses to be the most effective at reducing alcohol consumption when compared with other provider groups.
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

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