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Breaking barriers: Lessons from Ophelia House six months on

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Last year, Phoenix Futures opened an important new residential service, Ophelia House. Six months into the journey, the charity shares its insights, learning, and...

Can AI-assisted media content creation perpetuate stigmas?

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AI tools are increasingly being used to generate publicly available media content producing everything from facebook posts to first drafts of books and film...

Adfam at 40 – Joy Barlow: recognising women, children and substance...

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As Adfam celebrates its 40th year in 2024, the charity will be releasing a series of articles reflecting on its history, where things have...

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MPs vote in favour of smoking ban

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The government’s plan to introduce legislation that would create a ‘smoke-free generation’ (https://www.drinkanddrugsnews.com/government-plans-smoke-free-generation/) moved a step closer to reality after MPs voted 383 to...

Xylazine now in UK drug market, warn King’s College researchers 

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The powerful non-opioid tranquiliser xylazine has infiltrated the UK’s drug market and is ‘not limited to heroin supplies’, according to a new report by...

NHS scales up ‘one-hour’ hep C tests

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NHS England is investing £4.2m to buy 25 FibroScan machines to be used in settings and facilities where there are potential hepatitis C patients,...

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UK veterans who served in military operations are likely to report a significantly higher prevalence of common mental disorders than non-veterans (23 per cent...

Changing with the times 

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For this month’s column, we decided it would be best to reflect on what we learned in 2023, and spell out Release’s plans to...

Meet the runners: Harry’s marathon journey with WithYou

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Meet Harry, who will be running the 2024 London Marathon in aid of WithYou. The WithYou marathon team, made up of fourteen people, has been...

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Meet the runners: Harry’s marathon journey with WithYou

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Meet Harry, who will be running the 2024 London Marathon in aid of WithYou. The WithYou marathon team, made up of fourteen people, has been...

A path to recovery: Kelly shares her recovery story

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'I can't change anything that happened but it's not what defines me - today is what defines me.” From spending £300 a day on...

Turning the page, WithYou: Steven’s Story

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Steven shares the story of his journey to recovery with support from WithYou. 'Recovery isn’t just about stopping, it’s also about what comes after stopping.' Raised...