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Film: Dundee and the Youth in Iceland Model
As part of the Youth in Iceland project, a 30 minute documentary film was...
Created On: 26 April 2021   (Last updated: 27 April 2021)
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ACORN: the UK-Ireland alcohol policy network: Niamh Fitzgerald talks to the SSA
  “We recognised that there are common challenges and solutions … but that we’re...
Created On: 22 April 2021   (Last updated: 22 April 2021)
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UK government updates COVID-19 guidance for treatment services
The UK government has updated its COVID-19 guidance to commissioners and addiction treatment services....
Created On: 14 April 2021   (Last updated: 14 April 2021)
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Addiction Audio: social norms and smoking behaviour with Katie East
In this episode of Addiction Audio, Rob Calder speaks to Dr Katie East about her...
Created On: 13 April 2021   (Last updated: 13 April 2021)
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Addiction Audio: alcohol policy and gender with Petra Meier
The Addiction Audio podcast includes interviews with Addiction authors about their work, details about...
Created On: 24 March 2021   (Last updated: 24 March 2021)
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The Scottish Drug Death’s Taskforce: Professor Catriona Matheson talks to the SSA
“There are some unique features for Scotland, such as a low base of social...
Created On: 22 March 2021   (Last updated: 22 March 2021)
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Delivering brief interventions for alcohol use in custody suites: Dr Ruth McGovern talks to the SSA
  In the custody suite they would ask ‘has your alcohol use in some...
Created On: 17 March 2021   (Last updated: 17 March 2021)
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Addiction Audio: Online search behaviour and minimum unit pricing
Fifteen minute audio: In this episode of Addiction Audio Rob Calder speaks to Professor David...
Created On: 24 February 2021   (Last updated: 03 March 2021)
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Scottish government announces £250 million for drug treatment
The Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced an extra £50 million per year...
Created On: 21 January 2021   (Last updated: 21 January 2021)
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UK government announces £148 million to cut drug-related crime
The UK government has announced £148 million of new investment to cut crime associated...
Created On: 20 January 2021   (Last updated: 21 January 2021)