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  • 29 November 2012
    As a long standing sponsor and supporter of the Wired In To Recovery web community, CRI is sorry to see that the site is currently unavailable.  Wired In is a major source of mutual aid and support for people with substance misuse problems who may be feeling vulnerable and isolated.  Knowing they are part of a community in which they can share their experiences and views and benefit from those of others in a similar position can be a key part of their journey to recovery.
  • 28 November 2012
    Two CRI workers have received an ‘Excellence in Partnership’ award from Brighton & Hove Police for their contribution to Operation Reduction, which works to reduce the demand and supply of drugs across the city. CRI is a key partner in this innovative project, delivering interventions that engage chaotic drug users and support and retain them in treatment. Debbie Piper and Jackie Randles from CRI received certificates from Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett, Brighton & Hove Divisional Commander.
  • 27 November 2012
    CRI and Sova have today announced confirmation of their merger which takes immediate effect. Both CRI and Sova have many years of experience in successfully addressing some of the causes of crime, such as drug and alcohol addiction, and empowering service users to change their lives for the better. The two charities had commenced merger discussions in August.
  • 23 November 2012
    CRI Kirklees held a symposium in Huddersfield on 20 November to develop a strategic approach to the increasing use of new and emerging compounds, called novel psychoactive substances. Also known as ‘legal highs’, this range of substances includes MMCAT (now a classified substance), MDAI, synthetic cannabinoids, nitrous oxide and a range of other compounds.
  • 22 November 2012
    A survey published today by charity DrugScope has highlighted the serious psychological effects, now being treated by drug services in the UK, on people using the previously-legal drug mephedrone - also known as MCAT or Meow Meow - reigniting the debate about how best to deal with the use of Novel Psychoactive Substances, some of which are known as "legal highs".
  • 19 November 2012
    Service users and staff from Aspire organised a charity coffee morning with a Hallowe’en theme to raise funds for the Terrence Higgins Trust and the Salvation Army. Aspire Drug Treatment Service is a community recovery resource which supports people who misuse drugs. The name Aspire was chosen by service users and stands for A Service Providing Inspirational Recovery Empowerment.
  • 17 October 2012
    CRI has been confirmed as the lead contractor for the London Borough of Ealing's drug and alcohol service until 2015 and beyond.
  • 2 October 2012
    It's time to move clear of the abstinence v prescribing debate and agree on a holistic, pragmatic approach, writes Oscar D'Agnone.  Read the article on the Drink and Drug News website