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Lloyd C., Page G., McKeganey N. et al.
International Journal of Drug Policy: 2019, 70, p. 107–116.
While drug recovery wings were specifically designed to facilitate recovery from drug and alcohol problems among prisoners, this small study found that the sharp drop-off in support when they returned to the community ended many recovery journeys prematurely.
STUDY 2019 HTM file
“We have to put the fire out first before we start rebuilding the house”: practitioners’ experiences of supporting women with histories of substance use, interpersonal abuse and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Bailey K., Trevillion K., Gilchrist G.
Addiction Research and Theory: 2019, p. 1–9.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] Within treatment systems that have underestimated or overlooked the importance of ‘trauma-informed’ practice, this study explored how practitioners have been able to respond to women’s substance use issues alongside their experiences of physical, emotional or sexual abuse and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
de Andrade D., Elphinston R.A., Quinn C. et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence: 2019, 201, p. 227–235.
[Consultation draft subject to amendment and correction.] xxx
Hayhurst K.P., Leitner M., Davies L. et al.
Health Technology Assessment: 2015, 19(6).
Although diversionary schemes continue to be a strategic focus for policy in relation to tackling drug-related problems, UK review finds that the evidence base for the effectiveness of these schemes is lacking.
Fertility and Sterility: 2017, 108(2), p. 214–221.
How can infertility specialists integrate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment into their everyday practice?
STUDY 2018 HTM file
New psychoactive substances: new service provider challenges
Ralphs R., Gray P.
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy: 2018, 25(4), p. 301–312.
How can the UK develop an effective treatment response to new psychoactive substances?
Grace S., Page G., Lloyd C., et al.
Criminology and Criminal Justice: 2016, 16(5), p. 602–621.
How do drug recovery wings in women’s prisons compare with best practice in Baroness Corston’s 2007 report to the Home Office?
STUDY 2019 HTM file
Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an adjunctive personalised psychosocial intervention in treatment-resistant maintenance opioid agonist therapy: a pragmatic, open-label, randomised controlled trial
Marsden J., Stillwell G., James K. et al.
Lancet Psychiatry: 2019, 6, p. 391–402.
Instead of a set programme, a clinic in London tried offering methadone or buprenorphine patients still using heroin or cocaine a selection from a suite of well-supported psychological interventions tailored to the patient and then systematically re-tailored in the light of how they responded. It worked – but did it work well enough, and would the findings be replicated in more typical circumstances?
Schwinn T.M., Schinke S.P., Di Noia J.
Prevention Science: 2010, 11, p. 24–32.
In this US study a substance use prevention programme for adolescent girls accessed over the internet from home had effects comparable to school-based drug education, yet occupied no classroom or teacher time and could inexpensively be replicated across the internet-linked population. Also described are later reports from similar studies.
DOCUMENT 2019 HTM file
Prison Drugs Strategy
HM Prison and Probation Service.
HM Prison and Probation Service, 2019
National agency responsible for prison and probation services in England and Wales announces three-point plan for tackling the presence of drugs and drug use problems, based on the principles of restricting supply, reducing demand, and building recovery.
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