DDN February 2019

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Welsh Government to press ahead with 50p minimum price

The Welsh Government has committed to introducing a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol, following the results of a public consultation. ‘Ministers remain of...

Tougher rules to protect children from gambling ads

New standards to protect children from ‘irresponsible’ gambling adverts have been published by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP). The new guidelines prohibit online...

Government announces drugs and violence review

The government has appointed Professor Dame Carol Black to lead a wide-ranging review into ‘the ways in which drugs are fuelling serious violence’. Professor...

Alcohol-related hospital admissions up 15 per cent in ten years

There were 338,000 hospital admissions in 2017-18 where the ‘main cause’ was a result of drinking alcohol, according to the latest figures from NHS...

Huge increase in ‘county lines’ activity, says NCA

‘County lines’ drug dealing networks are continuing to expand with increasing exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, says a report from the National Crime...

Countdown to hep C eradication

NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left...

Becoming visible: homelessness

Homelessness may be a complex issue but we know how to make a difference, heard delegates at a conference that brought together academics and...

Street Smart: integrated outreach

The ISEU project is taking street outreach to the next level, says Peter Burleigh. Read the full article in DDN magazine I’ve been going into hostels,...

A capital idea

WDP’s Capital Card scheme has been helping to incentivise and empower service users, the team tells DDN. Read the full article in DDN Magazine People who...

Reading the signals

Gay men can find it very difficult to seek help when ‘chemsex’ becomes addictive. Leon Knoops explored the issue at Hit Hot Topics. Chemsex is...

So, how are we doing?

As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the second of...

DDN Conference 2019 Programme

Keep on Moving, the DDN service user involvement conference - Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, Thursday 21 February 2019 9-10am, Registration 10-11.15, Food for thought 10-10.10 - Welcome from the...