Substance misuse

methadone

Children, Mental Health

‘Over-optimistic’ professionals missed chances to intervene in family where toddler overdosed

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Adults, Mental Health

“There’s no way my granddaughter is going to know me as that ‘old alkie'”

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recovery

Adults, Children, Workforce, Mental Health

‘Addiction deceives the best of us – and doggedly tests my recovery’

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Children, Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Lack of reflective supervision hindered action in baby death case

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Children, Mental Health

Serious case review flags ‘toxic trio’ of risks to baby who suffered injuries

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Adults, Mental Health

Safeguarding bosses warned man died after ‘agency blindness’ left him without help

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Children, Workforce, Mental Health

Family drug court delivers major savings by keeping families together, finds report

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Children, Mental Health

MPs call for urgent action on foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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Adults, Mental Health

“Immediately I knew this wasn’t a social call, I knew the game was up”

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Adults, Mental Health

Inside the UK’s only ‘wet’ residential care home for men with chronic alcohol problems

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Adults, Workforce, Mental Health

‘I have supplied him with clean clothes and bought his favourite biscuits to gain his trust’

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Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Supporting women with alcohol issues: what social workers need to know

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substance abuse

Workforce, Mental Health

First ever substance misuse framework for social workers launches

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child kicking bottle

Children, Workforce, Mental Health

Children living with parental alcohol abuse are being missed by system, report finds

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Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Social workers don’t know enough about substance misuse, study warns

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Adults, Children, Mental Health

Action needed on risk of child deaths from opiate substitutes, says charity

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