These documents relate to the firearms and alcohol licensing provisions in the Policing and Crime Bill (Home Office)
Bibliography: Domestic Policy Issues
This letter from the chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to ministers gives advice about the temporary class drug order on methiopropamine. It recommends extending the order for a further 12 months (ACMD)
This report contains the findings from a rapid review of the Irish National Drug Strategy (Health.gov, Ireland)
An EU-backed programme to help 6,000 people recovering from substance misuse and mental health conditions into work has been launched by Minister Rebecca Evans (Welsh Government)
Report from the All Party Parliamentary Group
Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SMAHSA)
At the request of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), three groups of independent experts met between 2013 and 2016 to consider the evidence on the health effects of alcohol and whether this could form the basis of new advice for the public (Department of Health, UK)
CLeaR provides a framework for strategic review and analysis of local structures and delivery focusing on local outcomes and priorities (Public Health England)
One option to do this is identifying ways to assist manufacturers in submitting an application to the FDA for an over-the-counter (OTC) version of a naloxone product
Today the MEAM coalition partners (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) publish a new briefing on devolution in England. It explores how services supporting people with multiple needs – such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and contact with the criminal justice system – can take advantage of new power
Our Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR), now in its 13th edition, informs Australia’s understanding of the illicit drug threat and focuses collective efforts by bringing together data from a wide range of sources into the one unique report (Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission)
The impact of living with mental health issues combined with drug and alcohol misuse (Turning Point)
A resource pack on new psychoactive substances for educators and practitioners working with young people (Home Office)
(1)This Act contains provision about psychoactive substances.
(2)Section 2 defines what is meant by a “psychoactive substance”.
(3)Sections 4 to 10 contain provision about offences relating to psychoactive substances.
(4)Section 11 provides for exceptions to those offences.
(5)Sections 12 to 35 contain powers for dealing with prohibited activities in respect of psychoactive substances, in particular powers to give prohibition notices and make prohibition orders.
(6)Sections 36 to 54 contain enforcement powers.
Findings in this report are annual averages based on combined 2012 to 2014 NSDUH data from approximately 204,000 respondents in the civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older (SAMHSA)
Substances to be controlled under EU and UN obligations (Ireland)
Report presented to the crime prevention mini ter recommends a revised generic description, designed to control a broad-range of ‘third generation’ synthetic cannabinoids (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs)
Dáil Éireann Debate
The overall aim of the research was to provide data on the current extent and nature of stigma amongst the Scottish general public towards people with drug dependence and people who have recovered from drug dependence (Scottish Government)
This Discussion Paper is designed to support consultations led by the Task Force. Its goal is to support a focussed dialogue (Government of Canada)