Short articles I have written.

Are religion and spirituality significant predictors of recovery? reference a paper and report that ‘spiritual or religious programs’ are more effective for treating people with substance use disorders.  We look at the evidence to see if it takes a ‘step’ too far in it’s claims.

How quickly can we improve depression symptoms in treatment?

We did a simple analysis of how quickly peoples depression symptoms improved week by week in treatment

The Portuguese example for opiate addiction treatment.


The solution to record deaths from drugs in Scotland


Heroin on the NHS?

New project to help people with complex heroin addiction problems.

Drug deaths are up but no signs so far that we are seeing the same epidemic the Americans have had. 

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Poor information is being spread about the risks and benefits of vaping.

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How much is it normal to drink?

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