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Cocaine and ecstasy driving increase in class A use

Around 1.1m adults took a class A drug in the last year, according to the latest Home Office figures, 3 per cent up on...

International Remembrance Day

Demonstrators gather outside Parliament to mark International Remembrance Day This year’s International Remembrance Day was marked by a demonstration outside Parliament that saw speeches from Professor John Strang and others. The annual event is...

Coordinated effort needed to eliminate hepatitis C

An ‘urgent, coordinated’ effort is needed to increase testing and treatment for hepatitis C in order to ensure the elimination of the disease in...

Social media creating unprecedented alcohol marketing opportunities

The explosion in social media use among young people has created ‘unprecedented’ opportunities for alcohol marketers, says a report from the University of Bath...

Government urged to overhaul drinks marketing regulation

The government needs to undertake a ‘thorough review’ of the way alcohol marketing is currently regulated, according to a report from the charity formed...

Drugs behind ‘huge increase’ in prison violence

A ‘huge increase’ in violence across the prison estate has taken place in the last five years, according to the latest annual report from...

Perfect partners

As competition for funding heats up it’s time for charities to form meaningful and creative partnerships with the private sector, says Eleanor Youdell. Read this...

Puncturing the myths?

Acupuncture is commonly used as a complementary therapy in the substance use field. But how effective is it, asks Natalie Davies. Read this article in...

A foot in the door

Seeking healthcare can be daunting for homeless people. DDN visits a practice in north London that takes every opportunity to engage. Read this article in...

High stakes

While a harmless diversion for many, for some people gambling can mean losing everything – even their life. With treatment provision still sparse, Jody...

High risk strategy

Failure to provide naloxone at the point of release for most prisoners is putting lives at risk, says John Jolly. Read this article in DDN Those...

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