Targeted support needs to be made available for the “skyrocketing” number of crack cocaine users in England, experts have warned.
The loss of alcoholic specialist roles, such as wellbeing nurses, in local services struggling with cash shortages is preventing alcoholics from getting the help they need, according to a national inquiry.
Nursing students are being invited to take part in a first-of-its-kind academic essay competition about addiction.
Every hospital in England would have dedicated nurses in place to support people struggling with alcohol misuse if Labour were in power, the party has announced.
An urgent call for people to get tested for hepatitis C virus has been made by Public Health England, after new survey data suggested a lack of awareness.
A group of organisations in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster have held their first “pop-up hub” to help homeless people and rough sleepers with health issues and other concerns.
Lack of specialist substance misuse training for nursing staff at the Nightingale Hospital in London is putting patients at risk of “serious harm”, according to the Care Quality Commission.
Specialised treatment and a pathway for return to practice should be favoured over discipline for nurses that have been found to have substance and alcohol use disorders, according to US experts.
A UK study that attempted to untangle the casual factors behind schizophrenia and the role of cannabis, has suggested that patients with the condition use the drug as self-therapy.