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Hep C: An end in sight?

Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean...

Being human

Russell Brand says recovery is about finding connection in an alienating culture. DDN meets the man bold enough to rewrite the 12 steps for...

One Love

The best way to tackle the stigma of gender stereotyping is with an open heart. DDN talks to Beck Gee-Cohen. ‘I was pretty functional when...

FDAP moves apprenticeships a step closer

The next step has been taken towards developing a Drug and Alcohol Worker Apprenticeship to ensure greater competency and consistency across the sector. The Federation...

CGL Impact Report

  Change, grow, live (CGL) has launched its 2016-17 impact report, summarising the organisation’s achievements and celebrating the difference CGL staff have made to service...

Recovery thrives

As Recovery Month continues to go from strength to strength with fundraisers, festivals and fun, DDN hears three inspiring accounts of this year’s activities. A...

Making it real

How do you bring a recovery conference to life? Jamie Gratton shares his experience. We have just enjoyed our first Aquarius recovery conference, celebrating how...

The bigger picture

Recovery should be about freedom. So why aren’t we embracing diversity, asks Mark Prest. Picture an addict, what do you see? Someone white, probably work­ing...

CQC: Focus on fairness

The CQC has set new equality objectives, as Jenny Wilde explains. Under the Equality Act 2010, the CQC is legally required to set equality objectives...

Risks of pregabalin and gabapentin

Death rates have risen dramatically for prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin. Let’s be aware of the risks, says Clare Kingsbury-Bell. Drug-related deaths linked to pregabalin...

Naloxone news

Martindale Pharma is notifying people in receipt of Prenoxad Injection kits, as well as those involved in their supply, of a temporary change in...

Sowing recovery at ESH Works

ESH Works was built from a dream of peer-based recovery. Paul Urmston shares their story. I used drink to cope. I didn’t really fit in...