Legal highs and Cocaine Anonymous: both growing

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Legal Highs, now more accurately called Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs), or simply ‘new drugs’ are on the radar. They are on the radar not just of Rab and Kirsty down on the High Street who can find them next door to Tesco Metro, but also on the radar of their families, of treatment services, of […]

Tramadol Abuse

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Drug treatment used to seem so simple. Clients had a drug of choice, lets say alcohol, heroin or cocaine, and they came to treatment for help for that drug. Now they have a drug of choice AND whatever medication they are being prescribed. Treatment is suddenly so much more complicated. Those drugs are things like pregabalin, […]

Methadone and 12-step

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Given the dearth of research on NA populations this study from Bill White and colleagues is welcome. Knowing what we do already from the research on mutual aid groups, the researchers made the reasonable assumption that clients on ORT attending 12-step mutual aid were likely to achieve to higher levels of abstinence (no illicit drugs or alcohol) […]