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UK Addiction Treatment Centres Demand

2nd January 2019 Self-referrals predicted to reach record levels amid fears that cuts to drug and alcohol services are compounding problem. Addiction treatment centres are bracing themselves for a leap in people seeking help after the festive period, amid fears that cuts to drug and alcohol services mean some addicts are being cut adrift. The […]

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Cannabis Legislation Debate

5th March 2019 Simon Stevens, Addictions UK’s Director of Casework was invited to debate the issues surrounding the legalisation of cannabis use on BBC Radio Newcastle today. Click here to hear the debate.

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Addictions UK visits the Hope Trust

Addictions UK are delighted to meet with our friends at the Hope Trust in Hyderabad and we will be convening a series of workshops between our respective staff groups. In particular we will be conducting training in 12 step facilitation, meditation and counselling. Rahul Luther, the Managing Director of the Hope Trust and James King, […]

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Millions of Pounds slashed from Merseyside Drug and Alcohol Budget

Addictions UK are alarmed that almost £2 million  will be axed from Merseyside’s addiction treatment services – despite Liverpool being named England’s drug abuse capital. Liverpool clinical commissioning group (CCG), which has an £855 million annual budget for healthcare in the city, announced it will stop giving mental health trust Mersey Care £1.9 million a […]

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AUK Director of Case Work gains further award

The importance of training and workplace development through further study is vital in the modern age.  Not least for people in recovery from addiction.  All the available research suggests that if recovering addicts stop working on their recovery then they are more likely to relapse. Simon Stephens, Addictions UK Director of Case Work, is now […]

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