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Directory of addiction treatment centres (England, Scotland, Wales)

This site is provided by the Addiction Recovery Foundation.

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National drugs helpline

Telephone: 0800 77 66 00
A 24 hour confidential drugs information, help, advice and support line. A call to this line will NOT appear on your telephone bill. The help-line is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, Welsh.

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Dept of Health: Drugs misuse information

This web site is intended primarily as a resource for a wide range of professionals and managers to help in the delivery of drug prevention and treatment services. Some of the information will also be of interest to parents, young people and students.

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Drugs misuse information in Scotland

This website offers information on effective interventions, as well as policy and information on good practice.

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Drugs prevention: Northern Ireland

This website has been created by the Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland as part of the Northern Ireland Drugs Campaign. The project aims to provide a wide range of drug-related information including up-to-date information on the current drug situation within Northern Ireland.

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Drug Scope

Drug Scope provide balanced and up-to-date drug information to professionals and the public; conduct research and develop policies on drugs and drug-related issues; promote humane and effective ways of responding to drugs and drug use; encourage informed debate and provide a voice for over 800 member groups working on the ground.

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Directory of specialist services in Scotland

Scottish Drugs Forum is core funded by the Scottish Executive Health Department. Provides useful information, resources and links.

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National drug action teams, by region

Drug Action Teams (DATs) bring together representatives of all the local agencies involved in tackling the misuse of drugs, including: the health authority, local authority, police, probation, social services, education and youth services, and the voluntary sector. DATs work with Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) to help the police and communities tackle local drug problems and associated crime. Browse this site by region.

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NHS Direct: Substance Abuse

Useful information relating to substance abuse from NHS

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Health Development Agency

Launch of 'Drug use prevention among young people'; 'Choosing health?' briefing series plus other publications from the HDA.

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Articles on Bangladeshi Communities and Paan Chewing

Bedi R & Jones PA (eds)1995: Betel quid and tobacco chewing among the Bangladeshi community in the UK: usage and health issues. Centre for
Transcultural Oral Health

Bedi R & Gilthorpe M 1995: The prevalence of betel quid and tobacco chewing among the Bangladeshi community resident in a UK area of high multiple deprivation.
Primary Dental Care 2 (pp 39 - 42)

Griffiths P 1998: Qat use in London: a study of qat use amongst a sample of Somalis living in London. Central Drugs Prevention Unit (free)
Available from; CDPU, Home office, Room 314 Horseferry House, Dean Ryle Street, London, SW1P 2AW 020 7217 8631

N. Films Ltd 78 , Holyhead Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 OLH
Tel; 0121 507 0341 Fax: 0121 554 1872 Email:
[email protected]
Video 'A beautiful smile' covers the dangers of tobacco and betel-quid chewing and the importance of visiting the dentist.

Parker H, Measham F & Aldridge J 1995: Drug futures: Changing patterns of drug problems (if any) within the Asian population of Bradford Social Work
Education Vol 8 (1) pp 39 - 41

Patel K & Sherlock K 1997: Drug services and Asian drug users in England,Scotland and Wales. Lancashire Drug Action Team, University of Central

Patel K, Sherlock K, Chaudrey M & Buffin J 1999: Drug use amongst Asian communities in Cheetham Hill, Lifeline, Manchester.

Patel N, Bamhrah C & Singh G, 1996: Drug use in the Asian community.
Lancashire Drugs Action Team, Preston.

Summers RM et al, 1994: The use of tobacco and betel quid ('pan') among Bangladeshi women in West Yorkshire.
Community Dental health 11 pp12-16

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The Centre for Ethnicity and Health: University of Central Lancaster

The link below provides access to over 30 published reports and articles on substance misuse and ethnic minorities.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 13:09]

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