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Growing numbers of alcohol related hospital admissions linked to local spending cuts

A new BRC supported study by King’s College London has shown an association between increases in alcohol related hospital admissions and decreases in spending on alcohol services since they came under the responsibility of local authorities in 2012.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Jul 2020

Heroin injection associated with respiratory disorder

A single case study of an individual with longstanding heroin addiction has shown heroin-induced slow and ineffective breathing, as well as apnoea, in research from the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Mar 2020

CRIS Blog: CRIS data demonstrates need for better physical healthcare for people who use heroin

Dan Lewer is an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at University College London. He tweets from @DanLewer.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Oct 2019

One in ten UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent

The UK has high levels of alcohol dependence among hospital inpatients, according to a new review of evidence by NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre supported researchers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Jul 2019

Researchers call for rising opioid-related deaths to be recognised as a public health crisis

Policymakers urgently need to recognise rising opioid-related deaths in the UK as a public health crisis, according to Professor Sir John Strang, who leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC’s work on substance use, working with other BRC researchers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jun 2019