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  • 20 January 2012
      Gordon Birtwistle, Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley and Padiham, attended an open day at the Inspired! Recovery Academy in Burnley, a pioneering new service for people tackling drug and alcohol problems.
  • 21 December 2011
      CRI's community-based service for Hepatitis C in Stoke celebrated the treatment of 100 service users at an event in December.
  • 20 December 2011
      Following an extensive consultation earlier in the year and a competitive tendering process, Kent Drug and Alcohol Action Team (KDAAT) has awarded a Payment by Results (PbR) contract for the West Kent Adult Substance Misuse Service to the charity, CRI. CRI delivers a range of drug and alcohol services across the UK and already delivers the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) across Kent, the East Kent Alcohol Service and a range of drug treatment services in Kent prisons.
  • 12 December 2011
      Research by CRI and Cardiff University's pioneering Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI) has produced valuable insights into the links between drug treatment services and reductions in crime and the social damage caused by drug misuse in and around Cardiff.
  • 9 December 2011
      Two new CRI recovery services were officially opened in Worcestershire for people with drug and alcohol problems. The services, one in Kidderminster and one in Redditch were opened by Councillor John Campion, Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities, Worcestershire County Council and Councillor Anita Clayton, Mayor of Redditch, respectively, on 7 December 2011. The opening events were well-attended by a number of local partner agencies, service users and peer mentors.
  • 24 November 2011
      New services tackling alcohol misuse among adults and substance misuse among young people across Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent are celebrating the success of their official launch. CRI Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Adult Alcohol Service and CRI Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Young Person's Substance Misuse Service, held their official launch on Monday 21st November providing information about new services and giving attendees a rare insight into living with substance misuse through service user digital stories.
  • 18 November 2011
      CRI Chief Executive, David Royce spoke on 9th November at a UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) event, 'Commissioning for Recovery: issues and opportunities in the current context'. The aim of the event was to identify models of commissioning for recovery that are emerging; discuss common issues encountered, pitfalls, opportunities and lessons learned; and enable different areas to share approaches and experiences of commissioning in the current context. Around 50 delegates, mostly commissioners, attended.
  • 16 November 2011
      The Minister of State responsible for crime prevention and anti-social behaviour reduction, Lord Henley, visited CRI’s Alcohol Arrest Referral Service in Cumbria in October. The service, which provides help for those who want to drink less for health reasons or to reduce alcohol-related offending, welcomed Lord Henley to its Whitehaven premises where he was given a tour of the service and met with a service user who had benefited from the scheme.
  • 4 November 2011
      A new multi-agency team has been set up in Southwark to provide a robust approach to offender management in the borough. Specialist Police Officers, Resettlement Workers, the Probation Service Substance Misuse Team and CRI Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) case managers will come together under one roof from early 2012 in a new approach to tackling repeat offending.