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Chief Exec's Blog - No Apology for my Outrage

8 November 2019
No Apology for my Outrage

In more traditional leadership theory, anger isn’t deemed to be a very effective leadership characteristic. We all had those experiences of shouty leaders or people pursuing blame games to prove they are right and creating chaos and hurt in the process.

I’m coming up to my 13th year leading our amazing charity...

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Response to the Scottish Affairs Committee Report on Problem Drug Use

4 November 2019

Response to the Scottish Affairs Committee Report on Problem Drug Use

Published 4 th November 2019

The Scottish Affairs Committee have reported today the findings from their review of Drug Use in...

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Response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee

23 October 2019

Response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee

Drugs Policy Report

The Health and Social Care Select Committee have published their report today because they have been ‘so struck by the evidence they have received to date’ and have ‘felt compelled ‘ to publish a set of recommendations they...

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Gary Rogerson Obituary

18 October 2019

Gary Rogerson died on the 28 th September after a short and sudden illness. He was 45 years old.

Gary had been part of the Phoenix family for 23 years. In 1996 he walked through the doors of the Phoenix Sheffield Residential rehabilitation service (Storth Oaks for those of us that know it well). A young man with issues to resolve, not...

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Important Factors for the Scottish Task Force on Drug Related Deaths to consider

15 October 2019

Scotland's Governmental Drug DeathsTask Force aims to drive action to improve the health outcomes of people affected by drug use. Here we share what we believe to be the the urgent steps that should be taken.

Important Factors for the Scottish Task Force on Drug Related Deaths to consider

What urgent steps should we be...
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How to use storytelling to create Pro-Social Media

16 September 2019

How to use storytelling to create Pro-Social Media - James Armstrong Director of Marketing and Innovation

As a charity Phoenix have been actively using social media for around eight years. It offers us an opportunity to share knowledge and experience about drugs and alcohol away from the sometimes suspect agenda, or poorly informed...

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Chief Exec's Blog - On the eve of the Government Spending Review Phoenix Chief Exec asks "Have they listened?"

3 September 2019
Have they listened?

19 days ago the Office of National Statistics published the latest figures on the number of people whose death was linked to drug use, they stated “the number of deaths registered from drug use in 2018 was the highest since our record began in 1993. We have also seen the biggest year on year percentage increase’’

In...

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Chief Exec Blog - 2018 England and Wales Drug Related Deaths

15 August 2019

Message to Government – Your Actions Have Consequences

The latest Drug Related Death figures released today show

the highest levels ever recorded an increase of 16% from last year figures the highest ever year on year increase

Many will be surprised that, when we know now so much about how to protect people, more people are...

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We are looking for a new Chair of the Board to join us in Scotland

14 August 2019
We are looking for a new Chair of the Board to join us in Scotland

At Phoenix Futures Scotland we are very proud of the work we do across the country. We are inspired by the people we witness every day who address their substance use issues with our support.

We have a long history of providing recovery services in Scotland...

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Care to Share Report

7 June 2019
Care to Share Report

Can we better understand the complex relationships we have with drug and alcohol use by looking at social media conversation?

We are particularly interested in the stigma revealed amongst daily social media conversation about drug and alcohol use. What is the impact language is having on people concerned about...

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