Norway to offer heroin-assisted treatment

Norway to offer heroin-assisted treatment

By the year 2020, Norway will become the seventh country to offer free heroin prescriptions through a heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) programme in an attempt to improve the living conditions of people dependent on the drug. Prescribing and administering heroin in a...
New approach to drugs could save lives

New approach to drugs could save lives

Decriminalising illegal drugs for personal use would save lives and reduce organised crime, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said. Ron Hogg, a Labour PCC and former senior police officer from the Durham force, says that people “are dying” while “we sit round...
North East has highest rate of drug deaths

North East has highest rate of drug deaths

For the second year running, the North East of England has the highest rate of drug deaths in the country. Experts warn that drug deaths are reaching epidemic levels in the region. In total, 349 people died because of the misuse of drugs across Tyne and Wear and...
Urine vs. oral fluid drug testing

Urine vs. oral fluid drug testing

According to the Department for Transport, drugs and alcohol cost British businesses in excess of £6 billion per year in lost productivity. It is not surprising, therefore, that workplace drug testing is on the rise. Companies looking to safeguard their businesses and...