Medical Cannabis Training Needs Survey

​We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a series of free webinars on medical cannabis, starting in the Autumn. Please help us assign content by completing our 5 minute survey. Read more

Delivering equivalent care in secure environments

The over-riding principle of delivering healthcare in Secure Environments is the aim to deliver care equivalent to that in the community. Dr Jake Hard explains more. Read more

June 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter includes details of our 24th annual conference, our special edition Clinical Update and latest news, events and webinars. Read more

Free Clinical Update Special Edition - Espranor®

This clinical update focuses on Espranor® (bup-lyo), the lyophilized (rapid-disintegrating) buprenorphine tablet for opioid use disorder (OUD) available since January 2017. Read more

Free Clinical Update: Special Edition

This clinical update focuses on Buvidal® (CAM2038), the new prolonged-release subcutaneous buprenorphine injection for opioid use disorder. Read more

Competent Compassion

It's great to promote good practice – particularly in a field where so much can be gained by doing things well. Dr Joss Bray writes for us on Competent Compassion. Read more

Arriving in, surviving and escaping the hell of addiction

From time to time we hear directly from the most important people in our line of work - those with lived experience of addiction. We appreciate and value these stories. People do recover. Read more

Alcohol: where are all the NHS inpatient units?

Our Clinical Update editor Tom Jones this month reviews a paper looking at the effectiveness of alcohol detoxes. Read more... Read more

May 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter includes information about upcoming events, news and a Clinical Update snippet. Read more

Hospital management of alcohol withdrawal: elective vs unplanned admission and detoxification

Clinical Update editor Tom Jones summarises a research paper and comments on the topic of hospital management of alcohol withdrawal. Read more

Supporting the Alcohol Exposed pregnancy programme in Manchester

#DRYMESTER is a health awareness campaign commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership which seeks to highlight the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Read more

Free recorded webinar: Buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings: the real picture

RECORDED WEBINAR: This webinar discusses buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings in both secure environments and the community. Read more

Gamble Aware

Are you interested in developing the strategy for treating problem gambling in Scotland? Read more

FREE WEBINAR: Compassionate Pragmatism: An integrative approach to treating problematic substance use

RECORDED WEBINAR: International expert Dr Andrew Tatarsky talks about the psycho-biosocial approach to harm reduction, that has compassion at its centre. Read more

A randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation of the parents under pressure program for parents in substance abuse treatment.

Clinical update March 2019: Read summaries of recent research papers together with commentary from leading experts in the field. Read more

Addiction is not a spectator sport

Mum Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid (book by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips) - update, play and theatre workshop. Read more

Low dead space equipment - new material to promote the benefits

Safer ‘low dead space’ injecting equipment can help prevent the spread of blood borne viruses among PWID, writes Dr Jo Kesten and Zoe Trinder-Widdess of NIHR CLAHRC West, Bristol. Read more


Clinical Update editor Tom Jones summarises and comments on a primary care cohort study in the United Kingdom. Read more

Post-It from Practice: Now tell me yours ...

Dr Steve Brinksman reflects on the importance of allowing people the time and space to manage their own recovery. Read more

Free webinar: How to deliver effective opioid substitution treatment in prisons

Free webinar: Learn from the experts on how to deliver effective opioid substitute treatment in prisons. Read more

Baclofen: its effectiveness in reducing harmful drinking, craving, and negative mood. A meta-analysis.

An extract (taster) from our May 2018 Clinical Update, edited by Tom Jones. Read more