• 15 SEP 17
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    UK Prisons: Spice addiction twice as likely upon release

    According to the 2017 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 106 countries reported the emergence of 739 difference psychoactive substances between 2009 and 2016. The market continues to be dynamic and is characterised by the emergence of large numbers of new substances belonging to diverse chemical groups. Although the

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    • 24 AUG 17
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    Drug Deaths in Scotland Increase

    The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has reached a record high, totalling 867. This marks a 23% rise on 2015. The latest statistics from the National Records of Scotland showed that the vast majority of deaths (70%) were among people aged 35 or over. Unfortunately, in Scotland these numbers have increased steadily since 1996.

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    • 16 AUG 17
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    Alcohol, Airports & Airlines

    Many airlines work hard to ensure the safety of their passengers and cargo by introducing drug and alcohol testing policies. The policies and regulations within the aviation industry are designed to ensure staff (pilots, cabin crew etc) are fit for work and are capable of keeping their workplace safe. What happens though when it is

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    • 04 AUG 17
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    New figures show increase in use of Fentanyl across UK

    In the past couple of weeks, a number of government departments have released publications in direct relation to drug use and drug related deaths, and they make for alarming reading. The National Crime Agency and Office for National Statistics have each issued statistical publications highlighting different points, demonstrating the worrying growth of drug use across the

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