DS Daily : A daily drug and alcohol news service

DS Daily is a news service for the drug and alcohol sector which aims to give wide coverage not just to news, but to the variety of views and opinions about all aspects of the subject that are of interest to the sector. Formerly produced by DrugScope.

DrugScope Blog

This was a space for the expression of comment and opinion, as well as the dissemination of information, about developments relating to the drug and alcohol sector. From time to time,DrugScope published guest posts.


Adfam was founded in 1984 by the parent of a heroin addict who could not find the support needed. They are now the national organisation working to improve support for families affected by drug and alcohol use.


The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of 134 NGOs that focus on issues related to drug production, trafficking and use. IDPC promotes objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective at reducing drug-related harm. Our advocacy positions are based on five core policy principles. We produce briefing papers, disseminate key resources on drug policy, build the advocacy capacity of our members and partners, and offer expert advice to policy makers and officials around the world.


Drug and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions. The project aims to encapsulate the studies’ findings, set them in context and explore implications for practice.

Harry Shapiro

Website for DrugScope’s former Director of Information and Communications, a writer, journalist and editor for over thirty-five years specialising in all aspects of drug use and addiction and also popular music


Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of four national charities – Clinks, Homeless Link, Mind (and formerly DrugScope) – formed to influence policy and services for adults with multiple needs and exclusions. Together the charities represent over 1600 frontline organisations working in the criminal justice, homelessness, mental health and drug and drug treatment sectors.


Developing quality standards for effective alcohol and drug education. The tandards draw on existing national and international guidance as well as examples of good practice in alcohol and drug education and prevention. In addition they have consulted widely with teachers, practitioners and those that support school alcohol and drug education in order to ensure that they reflect the best current evidence and practice.

NAG England

As part of the work DrugScope was doing on drug-related deaths, we worked with a number of organisations to develop a campaign under the banner of Naloxone Action Group England (NAG England).

The aim is to try and ensure that naloxone (the medicine that reverses opiate overdoses) is more widely available among those most at risk, their friends, family and first responders.

The government have asked the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to introduce new national guidelines which should make wider prescribing of naloxone easier, and these are expected to come into force in October 2015.

Recovery Partnership

The Recovery Partnership is comprised of the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium, the Recovery Group UK and DrugScope. It seeks to be a new collective voice and channel for communication to Ministers/Government on the achievement of the ambitions in the drug strategy.

Skills Consortium

The Substance Misuse Skills Consortium is an independent, sector-led initiative to harness the ideas, energy and talent within the substance misuse treatment field, to maximise the ability of the workforce, and to help more drug and alcohol misusers recover.

SureScreen Diagnostics

SureScreen’s mission is to provide the best quality diagnostic products that meet and exceed our customer’s expectations at a fair price.

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