The Christian Institute - Drugs News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drugs The latest drugs news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:00:06 +0000 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:00:06 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) SNP seeks to decriminalise illegal drugs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-seeks-to-decriminalise-illegal-drugs/ The SNP is seeking to decriminalise the possession and consumption of illegal drugs as a matter of party policy.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:45:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-seeks-to-decriminalise-illegal-drugs/
City mayor slams police chief’s plan to give free heroin to criminals https://www.christian.org.uk/news/city-mayor-slams-police-chiefs-plan-to-give-free-heroin-to-criminals/ Convicted criminals in Middlesbrough will soon be provided with free heroin on the NHS after a scheme was launched by the region’s police.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:21:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/city-mayor-slams-police-chiefs-plan-to-give-free-heroin-to-criminals/
Minimum pricing dents Scotland’s alcohol consumption https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-pricing-dents-scotlands-alcohol-consumption/ Introducing a 50p minimum unit price in Scotland has reduced the amount of alcohol Scottish people purchase.

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:00:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-pricing-dents-scotlands-alcohol-consumption/
Top police officer: 'Don’t legalise drugs' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-police-officer-dont-legalise-drugs/ Legalising drugs would not fix the problems of drug abuse or criminal gangs, a Chief Constable has warned.

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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:25:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-police-officer-dont-legalise-drugs/
Welsh police told to take drugs laws seriously https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-police-told-to-take-drugs-laws-seriously/ The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales has been told to take drug offences seriously, after indicating he thinks police forces should no longer treat drugs possession as a criminal matter.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:16:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-police-told-to-take-drugs-laws-seriously/
Britain branded the ‘drug capital of Europe’ amid addiction crisis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/britain-branded-the-drug-capital-of-europe-amid-addiction-crisis/ Experts are calling for the UK Government to take addiction seriously after reports reveals the extent of Britain’s drugs crisis.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:34:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/britain-branded-the-drug-capital-of-europe-amid-addiction-crisis/
Dublin Council puts brakes on heroin centre near primary school https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dublin-council-puts-brakes-on-heroin-centre-near-primary-school/ Dublin City Council has declined to grant permission for the Republic of Ireland’s first drug-injection facility, after heeding nearly 100 objections.

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Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:55:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dublin-council-puts-brakes-on-heroin-centre-near-primary-school/
Record number of drug deaths revealed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/record-number-of-drug-deaths-revealed/ Drug deaths in England and Wales have increased to their highest numbers since 1993, official figures have revealed.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:05:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/record-number-of-drug-deaths-revealed/
Doctors told: Don’t give out cannabis-based drugs for chronic pain https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-told-dont-give-out-cannabis-based-drugs-for-chronic-pain/ Cannabis-based drugs should not be prescribed to manage chronic pain, draft official guidance says.

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Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:28:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-told-dont-give-out-cannabis-based-drugs-for-chronic-pain/
Home Office rejects proposals for drug ‘shooting galleries’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/home-office-rejects-proposals-for-drug-shooting-galleries/ The Home Office has said it will not sanction the widespread opening of drug consumption rooms, amid pressure from pro-legalisation MPs to do so.

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:47:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/home-office-rejects-proposals-for-drug-shooting-galleries/
Calls for minimum unit pricing in England amid NHS alcohol abuse crisis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-for-minimum-unit-pricing-in-england-amid-nhs-alcohol-abuse-crisis/ A new report estimates that one in five people in hospital beds are using alcohol harmfully, such as binge-drinking.

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Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:05:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-for-minimum-unit-pricing-in-england-amid-nhs-alcohol-abuse-crisis/
Drug rooms ‘not legal’ says top lawyer https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-rooms-not-legal-says-top-lawyer/ Scotland’s Lord Advocate has said that drug consumption rooms are not permissible under current law, amid efforts to open one in Glasgow.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:44:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-rooms-not-legal-says-top-lawyer/
Scots cocaine deaths quadruple in three years https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-cocaine-deaths-quadruple-in-three-years/ New figures reveal that the number of cocaine-related deaths in Scotland has quadrupled in just three years.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:04:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-cocaine-deaths-quadruple-in-three-years/
Docs unwilling to prescribe medicinal cannabis until it's tested https://www.christian.org.uk/news/docs-unwilling-to-prescribe-medicinal-cannabis-until-its-tested/ Doctors are unwilling to prescribe medicinal cannabis because they know it has not been adequately tested, MPs have revealed.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:55:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/docs-unwilling-to-prescribe-medicinal-cannabis-until-its-tested/
NHS launches new clinic to deal with cannabis psychosis epidemic https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-launches-new-clinic-to-deal-with-cannabis-psychosis-epidemic/ The NHS has launched a new clinic specifically for patients suffering from psychosis as a result of cannabis use.

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Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:24:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-launches-new-clinic-to-deal-with-cannabis-psychosis-epidemic/
Tory MP launches lobby group funded by cannabis industry https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tory-mp-launches-lobby-group-funded-by-cannabis-industry/ Companies involved in producing cannabis on an industrial scale are funding a new drugs “policy reform” group in the UK.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:59:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tory-mp-launches-lobby-group-funded-by-cannabis-industry/
Minimum unit pricing in Scotland shows 'encouraging' results https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-unit-pricing-in-scotland-shows-encouraging-results/ Alcohol sales in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level in 25 years, according to new figures.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:27:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-unit-pricing-in-scotland-shows-encouraging-results/
Home Office gives green light for heroin distribution centre https://www.christian.org.uk/news/home-office-gives-green-light-for-heroin-distribution-centre/ The Home Office has issued the first UK licence to distribute free supplies of heroin to addicts.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:39:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/home-office-gives-green-light-for-heroin-distribution-centre/
Cannabis being normalised despite evidence of harm https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-being-normalised-despite-evidence-of-harm/ Police forces across England have been accused of turning a blind eye to cannabis users despite increasing evidence of its harm.​

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:52:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-being-normalised-despite-evidence-of-harm/
Criminals setting up ‘cocaine call centres’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/criminals-setting-up-cocaine-call-centres/ Cocaine is being delivered across Europe through ‘call centres’ in radical new arrangements, a major report says.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:22:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/criminals-setting-up-cocaine-call-centres/