Alcohol related brain damage (ARBD)
Professor Ken Wilson, Consultant Psychiatrist and specialist in alcohol related brain damage writes on this complex subject.
Compassion fatigue in health professionals working in drug a...
We are pleased to support research at Lancaster University on the above topic.
Apprenticeships: an opportunity for change
The latest developments on apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector.
Alcohol and nutrition among homeless people: two sides of th...
New research finds nutrient deficiencies in heavy drinking homeless people, but evidence is limited. Health complications caused by nutritional deficiencies in homeless problem-dri...
SMMGP response to the 2017 Drug Strategy
Whilst many of the Drug Strategy’s ambitions are good, it frustratingly does not provide a realistic direction for how they will be delivered.
Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Manage...
The update to "Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management" has been published.
Report Illicit Drug Reactions (RIDR)
Read about Public Health England's "yellow card" system to Report Illicit Drug Reactions (RIDR). On 22 March 2017, PHE launched a pilot of a national system for reporting the adver...
Over the counter painkiller addiction
Steve Brinksman, GP, writes about a patient with an addiction to over-the-counter painkillers.
Bereavement and addiction
Julia Samuel, Psychotherapist, writes for us on bereavement and addiction. Also included is a review of Julia's best-selling book "Grief Works", by Elsa Browne.
Novel psychoactive substances: synthetic cannabinoids - best...
Dr George Ryan, Clinical Advisor, Criminal Justice, Public Health England, Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco writes for SMMGP on training and treatment for NPS, in particular synthetic cann...
Apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector
SMMGP news & updates (April 2017)
Latest newsletter including articles, policy and clinical updates.
Towards the end of Hepatitis C
An article by Graham R Foster FRCP PhD, Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary University of London (and how to get involved in Operational Delivery Networks).