Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL


  • 24 June 2013
    On 10th June, CRI held its second annual conference in partnership with the University of Manchester – “Dual Diagnosis, Clinical Challenges and Criminal Justice Interventions”. This year, the event was held in London and focused on the latest advances in pharmacology of novel psychoactive substances (legal highs), medications, psychological interventions and the rehabilitation revolution in the Criminal Justice system.
  • 17 June 2013
    Princess Anne paid a visit to Tonbridge last week where she heard stories of “courage, compassion and hope”. As president of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Princess Anne met local people who have been creating artwork as part of their recovery programmes. The event titled Recovery Stories: Celebrating Journeys of Courage, Compassion and Hope is part of a partnership between RSA, CRI and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 29 May 2013
    An exciting partnership between CRI’s Inspire service in East Lancashire and the NHS Children & Families Services Emotional Health Team is providing extra support for families affected by substance misuse. Families who use the Inspire service can now get specialist, targeted support from the Emotional Health Team (EHT) run by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 16 May 2013
    Photographs taken by people tackling drug and alcohol issues, which tell the story of their individual journeys to recovery, will feature in Brighton’s 2013 Artists Open Houses events taking place throughout May. The photographs were taken by residents of CRI’s St Thomas Fund rehabilitation facility on Cromwell Road, Hove, which opened its doors to the public on the 12th May and will again on the 19th and 26th May between 2-5pm.
  • 15 May 2013
    Brighton Festival goers are being offered advice on how to enjoy the festival season without problems caused by drug and alcohol use. CRI’s Health Promotion Team in Brighton is running a campaign during the May festivals to encourage people to enjoy themselves safely. Campaign activities include humorous pavement stickers designed by university students, a stall at the Jubilee Library, service information stickers in festival venues, and a Twitter feed @thinkdrinkdrugs. 
  • 8 May 2013
    CRI is to create two clear divisions – ‘Social Care and Health Initiatives’ and ‘Criminal Justice’. The creation of two divisions within the charity is in response to both the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation agenda and feedback from its staff and service users, and will allow CRI to expand its work in the rehabilitation of prisoners and offenders. CRI will also expand its peer mentoring and volunteering programme, alongside volunteering charity Sova, with whom CRI merged in 2012.   
  • 6 May 2013
    A market garden opened on 30 May at the heart of the Halton recovery community, introducing local people who are addressing their drug or alcohol use to a new and productive skill. The garden is on land donated by Halton Borough Council and is led by the local Halton Service User Group at CRI, a health and social care charity working with individuals, families and communities across Halton who are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime and homelessness.
  • 25 April 2013
    An innovative project delivered by CRI and Cranstoun, in partnership with Reading DAAT, is helping to address the risks of blood borne viruses (BBV) for drug users. The BBV Champions Project, which trains drug workers to promote BBV testing, has encouraged more service users to take up screening and enable those who test positive to get specialist treatment. The screening programme also provides an opportunity for drug workers to discuss harm minimisation strategies with service users.
  • 23 April 2013
    Heavily advertised brands and cheap, strong alcohol make up the top five alcoholic drinks consumed by the most vulnerable young people who are involved with drug and alcohol services, according to a new survey from Alcohol Concern.