Welfare reform

Implications of Welfare Reform

The process of welfare reform initiated by the coalition government on taking office in 2010 has had a number of implications for all people in receipt of social security, some of which are yet to be fully felt or understood. This seminar looked at recent developments from a policy perspective, and at likely future developments.
Adam Winstock

Adam Winstock

Prescription drug misuse kills more people in the USA than heroin. Driven by aggressive marketing by big pharma in the States and some lax prescribing supported by poor regulation, these 'quality' products are one of the biggest emerging drug threats in the UK.

Drugs and the internet

Drugs and the Internet

At this HIT Hot Topics Seminar, Kieran Hamilton discussed online drug user subcultures in relation to both illegal and novel psychoactive substances, the role of the Internet in the changing nature of drug use, and what this might mean for drug users, as well as drug policy, in the future.
Ketamine

Introduction to Ketamine

This seminar gave participants a grounding in ketamine use and covered the following areas: Ketamine effects and users, management of ketamine casualties, ketamine and chronic health problems (bladders, cramps, dependency) and harm reduction strategies.

The Stuff On Tobacco

The Stuff On Tobacco This 16-page booklet, aimed at young people, covers tobaccoo and includes sections on: what it is brief history of use effects dangers the law top 10 safety tips what the young characters think of tobacco where to find more information and get help if needed Part of the 'Stuff on..'…

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