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Forward awarded contract for integrated adult & young people substance misuse...

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The Forward Trust has announced it has been awarded the contract to deliver an integrated substance misuse services for adults and young people in...

Adfam at 40

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  2024 marks a special year for Adfam, as the charity celebrates its 40th year. Adfam was established in 1984 by Simon Ann Dorin, who could...

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...

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In this piece, we look at the case of a previous drug treatment service user, Sarah, who experiences chronic pain related to long-time disabilities...

Barriers remain to accessing residential rehab, says Public Health Scotland 

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There are still barriers to accessing residential rehab in Scotland, according to a Public Health Scotland (PHS) report.  Perceptions of residential rehabilitation among referrers is...

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...

Scottish Government set to increase MUP to 65p

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Plans to continue with the minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland, and to increase it by 15p to 65p per unit, are...

Funding certainty vital to achieving drug strategy ambitions, says PAC

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Progress towards achieving the government’s drug strategy objectives risks being wasted without funding certainty for local authorities, warns a report from the Public Accounts...

Patients not properly warned about dependence risks of prescription drugs

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GP patients are not being ‘sufficiently warned’ about the dependence risks or withdrawal symptoms associated with prescribed drugs like opioids, benzodiazepines, gabapentinoids, anti-depressants and...

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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...

A tribute to the late Erwin James, Forward patron (1957 –...

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The Forward Trust pays tribute to its remarkable patron, Erwin James. Erwin was a remarkable man who inspired so many through his journalistic achievements, but...