Tag Archives: Substance Misuse

Substance misuse services: The quality and safety of residential detoxification

By the CQC (2018)

This briefing flags up concerns, identified during the course of CQC’s inspections, about some independent sector services that offer residential care to people undergoing detoxification from drugs and alcohol. In 2016/17, it is estimated that about 1% of people in alcohol and drug treatment received this type of intervention. The briefing, which includes recommendations, is for providers, commissioners and other local and national bodies that play a part in assuring the quality of substance misuse services.

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Specialist substance misuse services for young people: a rapid mixed-methods evidence review of current provision and main principles for commissioning

By Public Health England (2017)

PHE commissioned The Children’s Society to undertake scoping research, to understand some of the opportunities and challenges currently facing those now responsible for commissioning and delivering young people’s specialist substance misuse services and to outline some critical good practice principles. Four main commissioning principles have been developed for the commissioning and provision of specialist substance misuse provision for young people, based on the findings, research and evidence-based guidelines.

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Peer support: what is it and does it work?

By National Voices (2015)

This review found evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone. It also showed that there is a limited understanding of the different forms of peer support, how best to deliver support and the forms of training and infrastructure to get the most impact from it. It concludes that further evidence is needed to fully understand the impact that peer support has on the health service and individuals with long-term health conditions.

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Specialist substance misuse treatment for young people in England 2013-14

By Public Health England (2015)

This report contains the latest statistics on specialist substance misuse treatment for young people in England during 2013 to 2014.

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No quick fix: exposing the depth of Britain’s drug and alcohol problem

By The Centre for Social Justice  (2013)

This report lays bare the reality of substance abuse and addiction in Britain today. This ongoing challenge affects millions of people and has huge costs. Alcohol abuse costs taxpayers £21 billion a year and drugs £15 billion. While costs matter, it is the human consequences that present the real tragedy. The abuse of substances is a pathway to poverty and can lead to family breakdown and child neglect, homelessness, crime, debt, and long-term worklessness.
From its impact on children to its consequences for those in later life, addiction destroys lives, wrecks families and blights communities.

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WHO MiNDbank

By World Health Organisation (2013)

This database presents a range of information about mental health, substance abuse, disability, human rights and the different policies, strategies, laws and service standards being implemented in different countries. Users can review policies, laws and strategies and search for best practices and success stories in the field of mental health.

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Alcohol and drugs: JSNA support pack

By Public Health England (2013)

In April 2013, local authorities became responsible for commissioning drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and recovery services for adults and young people. For those people that have become dependent on drugs and alcohol, the aim is for them to recover from their dependency, to be in employment, have stable accommodation, look after their families, and cease committing crime. Effective approaches to tackling substance misuse requires partnership working across local authorities, health bodies, criminal justice agencies, housing and employment services. The Alcohol and drugs: JSNA support pack has been developed to support the joint strategic needs assessment process and local joint health and wellbeing strategies.

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