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Featured News

Alcohol can cause cancer - limit your intake

Posted: 06-02-2015

As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have
been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less
known causes of cancer such as alcohol consumption.
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NPS Street Collection - Edinburgh Dec 2014-Jan 2015

Posted: 29-01-2015

Crew2000 undertook a street collection of New Psychoactive Substances from 20 December - 26 January 2015. See their results here

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Drug Scope Drug Trend Survey Results 2014

Posted: 29-01-2015

A significant rise in street drug purities, coupled with high levels of prescription drug and synthetic cannabinoid use among vulnerable communities, are raising concerns among drug services facing an ever more complicated drug scene - and a rising toll of drug deaths

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Third Sector Early Intervention Fund Year Three Funding

Posted: 22-12-2014

Big Lottery Fund has just announced an extra one year’s funding to Scottish Families.

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Latest News

Scottish Government response to the Carers Legislation Consultation

Posted: 04-03-2015

The Scottish Government today published its response to the Carers Legislation Consultation which ran until April 2014. The main issues raised by the majority of respondents have been addressed by the Government.

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“What Next?” Weekend Workshop - 14th/15th March 2015 in Edinburgh.

Posted: 12-02-2015

This workshop has been designed for those who are abstinent and stable in their recovery.

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Drug & Alcohol Delivery Bulletin - January 2015

Posted: 09-02-2015

Latest news relating to alcohol and drug policy in Scotland

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SDS Awareness Week 2015

Posted: 02-02-2015

Are you holding an event for SDS Awareness week?

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Kirkintilloch Recovery Café shortlisted for award

Posted: 26-01-2015

East Dunbartonshire Recovery Café were delighted to have been shortlisted for a Safer Communities 2015 Award.

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