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In safer hands?

When should the Mental Capacity Act be used to make decisions on behalf of vulnerable people? Mike Ward unpicks a complicated issue. Read the full...

In a spin: an insight into gambling addiction

With the depth of painful personal experience, Owen Baily explains why gambling treatment is still a lottery. Read the full article in DDN Magazine With sweaty...

No quick fix on painkiller addiction

We need to rethink our relationship with pain, says Dr Simone Yule. Read the full article in DDN Magazine It’s becoming a well-told and oft-repeated story:...

Have more alcohol-free days, drinkers urged

A new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) and industry-funded Drinkaware is urging middle-aged drinkers to have more alcohol-free days, as ‘a way of...

Gambling with public health

Let’s increase the chances of a good outcome for gambling addiction, says Lord Victor Adebowale. Read the article in September DDN magazine Gambling is a common...

Height of awareness: peer-to-peer overdose prevention

Peer-to-peer naloxone initiatives are proving an effective way to tackle overdose risk. Lee Collingham describes how SCUF are grasping the opportunity in Nottingham. Read the...

In search of excellence – new phase of CQC

David Finney gives his guide to understanding the next phase of CQC Inspection. Read the full article in DDN magazine The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has...

New campaign calls for national focus on preventing drug-related deaths

A new initiative launched at the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)’s annual conference is calling for a national focus on preventing drug deaths, and reinforces the...

Alcohol and Health

We all know that alcohol is linked to health problems. The range and scale of those harms is far wider than many of us...

DDN Conference Consultation 2019

We know it is still a long way away, but in order to make the next DDN Conference bigger and better than ever we...

‘No safe level’ of alcohol consumption

The health risks associated with drinking are ‘massive’ and there is no safe level of alcohol use, according to a major new study published...

Alcohol industry would lose £13bn if drinkers stuck to guidelines

Drinkers consuming more than the government’s low-risk guideline of 14 units a week make up a quarter of the population but provide 68 per...