The Christian Institute - Drugs News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drugs The latest drugs news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:40:30 +0000 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:40:30 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Harm reduction drugs policies not working in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harm-reduction-drugs-policies-not-working-in-scotland/ Scotland’s drug problem is getting worse despite the Scottish Government spending more than £740 million on trying to tackle drug and alcohol abuse over the last ten years.

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Wed, 29 May 2019 15:43:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harm-reduction-drugs-policies-not-working-in-scotland/
Ireland's first drugs distribution centre to be trialled in Dublin https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irelands-first-drugs-distribution-centre-to-be-trialled-in-dublin/ A homeless charity has been given permission by the Health Service Executive to trial Ireland’s first drug-injection facility.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 14:10:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irelands-first-drugs-distribution-centre-to-be-trialled-in-dublin/
NHS Chief: We’re risking a ‘big mistake’ with medical cannabis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-chief-were-making-a-big-mistake-with-medical-cannabis/ The head of NHS England has warned that medical cannabis risks “normalising drug use” in the UK.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 15:57:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-chief-were-making-a-big-mistake-with-medical-cannabis/
Drug-driving prosecutions double https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-driving-prosecutions-double/ New figures reveal that the number of drug-driving prosecutions in Britain have almost doubled in a year.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:19:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-driving-prosecutions-double/
First-time cannabis users double in Canada https://www.christian.org.uk/news/first-time-cannabis-users-double-in-canada/ The number of first-time cannabis users in Canada has almost doubled since the drug was legalised in October.

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Thu, 09 May 2019 13:38:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/first-time-cannabis-users-double-in-canada/
'Enforce drugs law', Home Office warns police https://www.christian.org.uk/news/enforce-drugs-law-home-office-warns-police/ The Home Office has warned police it expects officers “to enforce the law” on illegal drugs.

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Thu, 02 May 2019 12:20:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/enforce-drugs-law-home-office-warns-police/
'Cannabis users should not be prosecuted': police chiefs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-users-should-not-be-prosecuted-police-chiefs/ Police chiefs have sparked controversy for recommending that cannabis users should not be prosecuted if they are caught with the Class B drug.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:37:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-users-should-not-be-prosecuted-police-chiefs/