The reality of addiction
Studies over the years have shown the link between drug addiction and criminal behaviour. In this guest blog for CYCJ about heroin addiction, Amc speaks frankly about peer pressure and the impact addiction had on his relationships – and why jail wasn’t the answer. By the time l was 18 years old l had tried […]
Reflections on Addictions and Criminal Justice
This May (2018), I attended the ‘Addictions and Criminal Justice’ conference hosted by SASO (Scottish Association for the Study of Offending). The event was Chaired by Sheriff Iain Fleming, who began by discussing Glasgow Drug Courts, and split into four sessions with nine speakers including the Sheriff’s responsible for overseeing the drug court, practitioners in […]
Using human rights and advocacy to promote quality of life in dual diagnosis populations.
Reach Advocacy Scotland is to our knowledge the only dedicated addiction and dual diagnosis (addiction & mental health illness) advocacy service in Scotland. We came in to existence a few years ago as the Lanarkshire Recovery Consortium (LaRC) on the back end of the Hope and Recovery Conference held in October 2009. Reach is the […]