national policy

‘Dangerous Data’ Part 8: Controlled Drinking: What Do the Authorities Say? An Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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‘DANGEROUS DATA’ PART 8: CONTROLLED DRINKING: WHAT DO THE AUTHORITIES SAY?

Official guidance on controlled drinking as a treatment goal from Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, how the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse saw the issue, and the textbooks which have drawn together the research and practice strands.

Commissioning Impact on Drug Treatment

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[UK] Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
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Based on research, financial data and stakeholder surveys and testimonies, the UK government’s official drug policy advisers warn that without significant efforts to protect investment and quality, in England “loss of funding will result in the dismantling of a drug misuse treatment system that has brought huge improvement to the lives of people with drug and alcohol pro

Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic: Measuring Alcohol-Related Harm: Politics and Science

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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At national level alcohol-related harm and especially the net cost of harm versus benefits are slippery concepts. Malleability and policy salience combine to make the estimates contested territory, seen as justifying reduced alcohol taxes at one end and greatly increased prices at the other - these are some of the issues explored in this 'hot topic'.