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Drug driving

Forthcoming events

Addressing Complexity: Homelessness and Addiction

Due to the rise of homelessness and drug related deaths in the UK, the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum and the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research at London South Bank University are hosting a one day conference on 18 January 2019 at the Guildhall focussing on contemporary issues of Homelessness, Substance Use and Addicition. The aim of the day is to highlight current research, and to create discussion around how, moving forward, research could shape policy for the benefit of those living on the streets.

This conference represents the first in a planned series of knowledge dissemintation events co-convened by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum and the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research (London Southbank University).

Please see eventbrite for more information and to register a place on the conference.

On going campaigns

​Drug driving

Most people know about the dangers of drink driving, but are less aware of the risks of driving whilst on other drugs. The number of drivers killed in road accidents with some kind of drug in their bloodstream has increased substantially in the last decade.

Drug taking makes it more difficult to control a vehicle and perception of speeds and distances are altered, whilst concentration and reaction times can be seriously reduced.

If you are stopped by the police for drug driving, penalties can be as severe as those for drink driving.​

Christmas Campaign 2018 

The campaign is centred around three key messages or 'three wise things'; eat before you go out, pace your drinks, and plan how to get home. This year the campaign has received support from the London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and Transport for London.

For more information about the campaign and access to the campaign toolkit please see eatpaceplan

28 January 2015
Last Modified:
11 December 2018