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substance misuse

A generic, non-judgemental term preferred in the UK for illegal drug abuse or addiction, taking medicine without medical supervision or, for alcohol, consuming enough to put one’s physical or mental health at risk.
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"This means treating people and all their complex needs, not just the addiction, and tackling the inequalities and traumas behind substance misuse."
Almost half of this funding goes directly to the seven area planning boards which commission substance misuse services for their region.
Director of children's services at Manchester council, Paul Marshall, said youngsters in care battling drug or alcohol problems are supported - and that work to increase awareness of the risks of substance misuse is ongoing.
The board said there had been a "considerable effort" to reduce levels of substance misuse in the prison and staff introduced "strengthened measures" to control drug use.
The figures come from a Freedom of Information request to Public Health England, which is responsible for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.
Ricky Bhandal, a substance misuse consultant at Birmingham Public Heath, said: "Regular use can cause big problems with urology and a hardening of the bladder which makes going to the toilet very painful.
It was also announced that a new pilot technology project will be introduced using web-based support and Skype to help families to access services for substance misuse in rural and remote settings.
conference is to look at the impact of alcohol and substance misuse on player performance as well as its impact on players personal and social lives.
Lorraine Lambert, chief executive at the trust, said: "I am delighted and proud that our substance misuse team has re-ceived this deserved recognition for their innovative work to establish a new, integrated S care pathway which is saving lives."
The first round of 'insight into' talks for 2013 will focus on substance misuse and will be led by Dr Fleur Ashby, consultant in substance misuse at the trust.
By 2030, more than 72 million Americans will be 65 and older, with a significant number of them requiring care for mental health conditions and substance misuse. The report found millions of baby boomers are likely to struggle to access diagnosis and treatment for mental health and substance use problems without a major effort to boost the number of providers to care for the population as it ages.
Parental substance misuse places families at risk for involvement in Child Welfare Services (CWS) (Barth, Gibbons, & Guo, 2006).

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