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Chair reappointment to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Chair reappointment to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has today announced the reappointment of Dr Owen Bowden-Jones as the chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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Chair reappointment to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Chair reappointment to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has today announced the reappointment of Dr Owen Bowden-Jones as the chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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Research and analysis: Drug related harms in homeless populations

Research and analysis: Drug related harms in homeless populations

ACMD report providing advice to the government on the factors that make the homeless population vulnerable to substance misuse harms and how these can reduced.

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Report into homelessness and drug misuse published

Report into homelessness and drug misuse published

Safe housing key to tackling homeless drug misuse, says ACMD.

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Press release: Report into homelessness and drug misuse published

Press release: Report into homelessness and drug misuse published

Safe housing key to tackling homeless drug misuse, says ACMD.

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Number of older opiate users in treatment has tripled

Number of older opiate users in treatment has tripled

The number of older opiate users in treatment in England has tripled in just 12 years, a report by the ACMD reveals today.

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Number of older opiate users in treatment has tripled

Number of older opiate users in treatment has tripled

The number of older opiate users in treatment in England has tripled in just 12 years, a report by the ACMD reveals today.

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Independent report: ACMD report: ageing cohort of drug users

Independent report: ACMD report: ageing cohort of drug users

Report from the ACMD providing advice to the government on the changing age profile of people accessing drug treatment and the challenges faced by this cohort in the UK.

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ACMD: avoid Friday prison release to prevent drug relapse and deaths

ACMD: avoid Friday prison release to prevent drug relapse and deaths

Prison services could reduce drug-related harms by avoiding releasing vulnerable prisoners on a Friday, the ACMD has today advised the Home Secretary.

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Advice on 2,4 Dinitrophenol

Advice on 2,4 Dinitrophenol

Letter to the Home Office about the appropriate control mechanism for 2, 4-Dinitrophenol (DNP).

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Legitimate use of controlled drugs: research and healthcare

Legitimate use of controlled drugs: research and healthcare

Interim advice to the Home Office regarding the legitimate use of controlled drugs in research and healthcare.

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New appointments to the ACMD

New appointments to the ACMD

Seven new members of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) have been announced today.

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Prescribing of controlled drugs by therapeutic radiographers: further advice

Prescribing of controlled drugs by therapeutic radiographers: further advice

Further advice about the prescribing of controlled drugs by therapeutic radiographers.

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Response to consultation on cannabis based medicinal products

Response to consultation on cannabis based medicinal products

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs response to the consultation by NICE on the draft scope of their guidance on cannabis-based products for medicinal use.

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Advice on the anticonvulsant drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin

Advice on the anticonvulsant drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin

The chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs writes to Karen Bradley about Pregabalin and Gabapentin.

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Further advice on scheduling of cannabis derived medicinal products

Further advice on scheduling of cannabis derived medicinal products

Further advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to the Home Office about the scheduling of cannabis-derived medicinal products.

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Cannabis derived medicinal products recommended to be available on prescription

Cannabis derived medicinal products recommended to be available on prescription

The ACMD has recommended that cannabis-derived medicinal products should be placed in Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

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Cannabis derived medicinal products recommended to be available on prescription

Cannabis derived medicinal products recommended to be available on prescription

The ACMD has recommended that cannabis-derived medicinal products should be placed in Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

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Advice on scheduling of cannabis derived medicinal products

Advice on scheduling of cannabis derived medicinal products

Advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to the Home Office about the scheduling of cannabis-derived medicinal products.

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Medicinal cannabis review part 2 commissioned

Medicinal cannabis review part 2 commissioned

Home Secretary to receive advice on cannabis-related medicinal products.

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Drug related harms in homeless populations: public evidence gathering day

Drug related harms in homeless populations: public evidence gathering day

We are holding a public evidence gathering day on drug-related harms in homeless populations as part of a commission from government to report on vulnerable people and drug misuse.

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Custody community transitions: public evidence gathering day

Custody community transitions: public evidence gathering day

The ACMD is holding a public evidence gathering day on drug misuse in prisons and the harms associated with transitions between custody and the community.

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Letter requesting evidence: custody community transitions

Letter requesting evidence: custody community transitions

The letter is a request for evidence for the ACMD’s “community-custody transitions” working group.

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Advice on amending the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973

Advice on amending the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973

Letter to Victoria Atkins MP from the chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs outlining recommendations for amending the safe custody regulations.

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Further new member appointed to the ACMD

Further new member appointed to the ACMD

The Home Secretary has appointed a further new member to the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

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ACMD work programme for 2017 to 2019

ACMD work programme for 2017 to 2019

Letter to the Home Secretary from the chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, outlining their work programme for 2017 to 2019.

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ACMD warns ministers of falling local funding for drug treatment services

ACMD warns ministers of falling local funding for drug treatment services

Funding cuts are the single biggest threat to drug treatment recovery outcomes, a report published by the ACMD has warned.

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Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs: public evidence gathering day

Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs: public evidence gathering day

The ACMD is holding a public evidence gathering day on Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs on Tuesday 26 September at The Kia Oval, Vauxhall, London.

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Now recruiting: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs members

Now recruiting: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs members

The Home Office is looking for 11 new members to join the ACMD advisory council.

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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recruiting new chair

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recruiting new chair

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is recruiting a new chairperson to advise the government on issues relating to drug misuse.

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Quality of treatment for heroin users under threat

Quality of treatment for heroin users under threat

Quality of treatment for heroin users under threat from shrinking resources and disruptive re-procurement processes.

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ACMD publishes major cocaine report

ACMD publishes major cocaine report

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has today (12 March) published a major report on powdered cocaine and its impact on British society.

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ACMD paper highlights substance abuse knowledge gap

ACMD paper highlights substance abuse knowledge gap

The (ACMD) Recovery Committee’s publishes briefing paper on the prevention of drug and alcohol dependence.

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New drug description to help ban family of legal highs

New drug description to help ban family of legal highs

A revised description of cannabinoid-based drugs is needed to ban a dangerous new generation of legal highs, says the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

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ACMD recommends ban for two legal highs linked to deaths

ACMD recommends ban for two legal highs linked to deaths

TWO lethal ‘legal highs’ should be controlled as class A substances, recommends the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

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Deadly "legal highs" which mimic Class A drugs to be banned

Deadly

A lethal psychedelic drug should be controlled as a Class A substance, according to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

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ACMD public event: open meeting on 12 June 2014

ACMD public event: open meeting on 12 June 2014

The ACMD invites members of the public to its open meeting on Thursday 12 June 2014.

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ACMD public event: open meeting on 11 April 2014

ACMD public event: open meeting on 11 April 2014

The ACMD invites members of the public to its open meeting on Friday 11 April 2014.

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New evidence of harm caused by ketamine misuse

New evidence of harm caused by ketamine misuse

Ketamine should be upgraded to a Class B drug following increased evidence of bladder damage from frequent misuse, experts have recommended.

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Drug recovery is a long battle, warns the ACMD

Drug recovery is a long battle, warns the ACMD

The recovery committee supports the government’s drug strategy and says there is reason to be optimistic.

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ACMD recommends permanent ban on two “legal highs”

ACMD recommends permanent ban on two “legal highs”

Experts have today called on the government to permanently ban two groups of “legal highs”.

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ACMD advises the government on the control of prescription drugs

ACMD advises the government on the control of prescription drugs

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has recommended the control of three prescription medicines

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ACMD public event: open meeting on 16 May 2013

ACMD public event: open meeting on 16 May 2013

ACMD invites members of the public to its open meeting on Thursday 16 May 2013

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The new home on the web for the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

The new home on the web for the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

GOV.UK is the new place for corporate and policy information from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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