DrugScope reports

Needle fixation

What is needle fixation? A person with a needle fixation enjoys and often craves the act of injecting a drug, as much as the drug itself – often the two pleasures go hand in hand. Such a user will divide…

Mescaline

What is mescaline?  Mescaline is a hallucinogenic drug which comes from the peyote cactus. Peyote contains relatively large quantities (one to six per cent of the plant’s weight) of mescaline. The drug has a long history of use. It is…

Drug

What is a drug? “A term of varied usage. In medicine, it refers to any substance with the potential to prevent or cure disease or enhance physical or mental welfare, and in pharmacology to any chemical agent that alters the…

Education & prevention

ACMD briefing on the prevention of drug and alcohol dependence (2015) (PDF) DrugScope produced many report and briefings in this area and helped to run the Drug Education Practitioner’s Forum Education and prevention department reports Joining Forces: Guidance for police working…

State of the sector

State of the Sector – by DrugScope on behalf of the Recovery Partnership DrugScope conducted an annual appraisal of the drug and alcohol treatment sector on behalf of the Recovery Partnership; taking a snapshot of the conditions for and adaptation…

International

Assessing drug policy principles and practice Beckley Foundation report 2, 2004 (PDF) Reducing drug-related harms to health Beckley Foundation report 4, 2004 (PDF) Reducing drug-related crime Beckley Foundation report 5, 2005 (PDF) Facing the future – the challenges for national…

Multiple need

Positive practice guide for working with people who use drugs and alcohol (2012) (PDF) DrugScope lobbied the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme to increase its involvement with people with drug and alcohol problems. This resulted in the publication of…

Other reports

Business As Usual: A status report on new psychoactive substances (NPS) and ‘club drugs’ in the UK (PDF) Not for human consumption: An updated and amended status report on new psychoactive substances (NPS) and ‘club drugs’ in the UK (PDF)…

Prescribed & OTC drug dependence

This section of the DrugWise website is dedicated to information and links concerning dependency problems arising from the prescribing of psychiatric and painkiller drugs and also those bought over-the counter or online. Harry Shapiro is a member of the Secretariat…