Benefit cuts for addicts who shun rehab – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2008 in benefits, drug abuse, news by sally

“Jobless drug addicts who refuse to be treated for their habit face having their benefit cut, the Government will announce today.”

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The Independent, 27th February 2008

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Drugged driver jailed for ‘horrific’ crash – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2008 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

“A drugged driver who ploughed into six shoppers in central London, causing injuries that forced a mother and daughter to have their right legs amputated, was today jailed for four years.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2008

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Addiction court hears first case – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, family courts, news by sally

“The UK’s first family drug and alcohol court is due to open in London with the aim of helping parents beat addictions so they can keep their children.”

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BBC News, 28th January 2008

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Reclassifying cannabis ‘would make no difference to young’ – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2008 in drug abuse, news by sally

“Reclassifying cannabis would be pointless and therefore unlikely to make any difference to young users of the drug, according to a new report by some of the country’s top criminal policy experts.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2008

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Balls calls for new policies to help ‘tweenagers’ cope with temptation – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, children, drug abuse, news by sally

“A generation of British “tweenagers” – children aged between eight and 13 – are at risk of losing interest in school and experimenting with drugs and alcohol as the problems traditionally associated with teenagers come into effect earlier, a minister warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

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Addict’s family blame police as heroin death inquest draws blank – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2007 in drug abuse, inquests, news, police by sally

“The family of heroin addict Rachel Whitear said yesterday they would never be able to prove the truth about their daughter’s death because of the ‘incompetence’ and ‘negligence’ of the initial investigation.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2007

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Reclassification of cannabis ‘fuels youth crime wave’ – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2007 in drug abuse, news, young offenders by sally

“Cannabis use among Britain’s young offenders is ‘out of control’, up by 75 per cent in some areas and fuelling a crime epidemic, with youngsters stealing to fund their addictions, according to two studies.”

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The Independent, 17th September 2007

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Police demand law change for drug drivers – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2007 in drug abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Anyone who drives after taking illegal drugs should be prosecuted, senior police officers said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2007

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IOC says government must criminalise doping – Reuters

Posted July 24th, 2007 in drug abuse, news, sport by sally

“The government has been urged to strengthen its stance against doping in sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).”

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Reuters, 24th July 2007

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Judge wins backing for UK’s first drug court – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in children, drug abuse, news by sally

“Family judge Nicholas Crichton has won financial backing for his initiative to set up the UK’s first US-style drug dependency court to help the growing number of babies and children who are being taken into care because of their parents’ misuse of drugs or alcohol.”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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