Druglink article 1992 – Drug training in the United Kingdom by Gary Easthope

Following recommendations made by the ACMD in 1982 the government’s Central Funding Initiative funded the setting up of several regional specialist drug training units in the period 1983-1987. Lack of central planning meant these were patchily distributed and varied in their approach. After 1987 CFI funding trailed off and HIV spread became a key issue, leading to the opening up of courses nationally and a focus on harm reduction. Administrative rationalization and standardisation around recognised qualifications and a move away from experiential training are anticipated.

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