Key Quotes - Drugs/Alcohol/Addictions

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Over 700 babies were born addicted to drugs in Scotland over the past five years, new figures have shown. The number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) – caused by exposure to addictive opiate drugs in the womb – varied across a number of different health boards.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 1st September 2017
 
More than 2 million people in the UK are either problem gamblers or at risk of addiction, according to the industry regulator, which warned that the government and industry were not doing enough to tackle the problem. The report by the Gambling Commission estimated that the number of British over-16s deemed to be problem gamblers had grown by a third in three years, suggesting that about 430,000 people suffer from a serious habit.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsCARE Impact Direct (The Guardian) - 1st September 2017
 
This week, it has been announced that 888 – one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms – is set to pay a record fine of more than £7.8 million, having failed to protect its customers. Specifically, 888’s self-exclusion mechanisms were found not to be robust enough such that more than 7,000 gamblers who had chosen to self-exclude were still able to access their accounts and gamble. During the 13 months this error went unnoticed, one customer staked more than £1.3 million, including £55k stolen from their employer.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsCARE Impact Direct - 1st September 2017
 
Drug-related deaths reached a record high in Scotland last year, new figures have revealed. There were 867 drug-related deaths in 2016, a 23 per cent increase on 2015. There are now two and a half times more drug deaths in Scotland compared to the UK as a whole and more deaths per capita than any other EU country.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 18th August 2017
 
Drug-related deaths reached a record high in England and Wales last year, new figures have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that there were 3,744 deaths from drug poisoning registered in 2016, the highest since comparable records began in 1993. The study found that deaths involving heroin and cocaine were at their highest level ever recorded.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 11th August 2017
 
Minimum unit pricing for alcohol is set to be rolled out across the UK if an experiment in Scotland is a success.
Alcohol across the border will be priced at 50p a unit.
That would take two litres of five per cent strength cider to £5 – at present, such booze is available for less than £2.50.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel - April 6 2017
 
Deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise, with the UK recording the highest numbers in Europe, according to a new report from the EU drugs agency. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) identified a total of 8,441 overdose deaths in 2015, of which the UK accounted for 31 per cent.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 9th June 2017
 
The Northern Ireland Gambling Prevalence Survey 2016, published on Thursday, identified concerning high rates of problem gambling in Northern Ireland compared to the rest of the UK. It revealed that 2.3% of those surveyed were problem gamblers, four times as high as in England (0.5%) and significantly greater than both Scotland (0.7%) and Wales (1.1%).
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsCARE Impact Direct - 2nd May 2017
 
Problem gambling costs the UK more than £1 billion annually, according to a ground-breaking new report. The report, commissioned by the charity GambleAware, is reported to be the most detailed report into gambling costs in recent years.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 16th December 2016
 
The Scottish Government’s plan to introduce minimum alcohol pricing has been given the go-ahead by the country’s highest court. The change, recently approved in the Inner House of the Court of Session, will enforce a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50 pence.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 4th November 2016
 
Four US states have backed the complete decriminalisation of cannabis, while several have given the green light to medical use of the drug. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine backed decriminalisation, bringing the total number of states where it is legal to eight. Voters in Arizona opposed a pro-cannabis measure.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 11th November 2016
 
1 in 8 people in the UK are addicted to their smartphone. 54% of people in the UK said that the constant checking of phones at the dinner table is the most likely cause of a dinnertime argument.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsChristianity - May 2016
 
A recent study published in the scientific journal Addiction has found that gambling can significantly increase violence among men.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 9th September 2016
 
Drug-related deaths reached a record high in Scotland last year, according to new figures. There were 706 drug-related deaths in 2015, a 15 per cent increase on 2014, when 613 people died.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 19th August 2016
 
A recent study has found that nearly one in three bingo club players have experienced a gambling problem of some kind.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 5th August 2016
 
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