“STOP THE TOP”: NTA RESPONSE… VS THE EVIDENCE

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Dr Jason Luty revealed research in the March 2010 issue of Addiction Today showing that the National Treatment Agency’s Top Treatment Outcome Profile form is “criminally invalid”. The NTA’s Colin Bradbury gives his defence below - and Addiction […]

END OF THE LINE FOR THE NTA?

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AND FOR THE ACMD? Iain Duncan Smith MP has given a speech in which he calls for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse to be replaced. He also advocates for rehab places to be quadrupled – and […]

BREAKTHROUGH TO RECOVERY

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As the country awaits a new government, can we hope for improvement in guiding desperate, vulnerable people towards true recovery from addiction? The Conservative Party adopted 70 policies, and Labour 39 policies, from the Centre […]

25,000 CHILDREN NEED ADDICTION TREATMENT

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But none are given a chance to enter the UK's only teen rehab Last year, 745 under-18s in England sought help from the National Treatment Agency for cocaine abuse, up from 453 in 2005/6. Among them […]

NTA: ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2007-8

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The most recent audited accounts were presented to Parliament on July 8 and published as House of Commons paper 730, pursuant to Schedule 15 of the National Health Service Act 2006. Click on the hyperlink […]

APPLE OF OUR EYE

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A major report by the NW Drug Treatment Commission calls for “massive investment” in treatment. and aims to “influence government thinking”. Deirdre Boyd finds its advocacy tempting. This article was first published in March 2002, […]

NATIONAL TREATMENT AGENCY: the beginning

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This article was published in March 2001. It is still relevant today.Its expert recommendations were ignored – leading, seven years later, to the predicted inconsistent practice and resultant disillusion with NTA and purchasing/ commissioning procedures ***** […]