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Welcome to Druglink

Druglink is a bi-monthly magazine for all those UK professionals interested in drugs and drug-related issues whether it's treatment, public health, education and prevention, criminal justice or international. Druglink includes the latest news, feature articles, interviews, factsheets, reviews and listings.

Latest issue: March/April 2014, 26(2)

Druglink Cover March 2014

In this edition of Druglink, our cover story by Mike Powers, A hidden threat, considers the media hype around new psychoactive substances (p28). Elsewhere in the magazine, Rebecca Lees investigates problematic stimulant use in the LGBT community (Stress release, p8) and Max Daly looks at changing patterns of drug use in the Asian community (Cultural shifts, p10). Sara McGrail asks whether the commissioning of drug and alcohol treatment is pushing smaller agencies out of the market (At your service? p12) in the first of a two-part analysis. Mike Ashton of Drug and Alcohol Findings reviews the evidence on whether dependent drinkers should always try for abstinence (p22), Peter Shadbolt investigates links between crystal meth in China and Mexican drug cartels (Chinese take away, p20) and Tim Sampey, founder of Build on Belief, tells Harry Shapiro how the service user charity got off the ground (The Druglink Interview, p16).

  • Free article this issue: Sara McGrail asks whether the commissioning of drug and alcohol treatment is pushing smaller agencies out of the market (At your service? PDF)
  • Please also see a contents page (PDF)

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