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Liver disease stats map out stark inequalities

People in Blackpool are almost eight times more likely to die prematurely from liver disease than those in South Norfolk, according to new figures...

iCAAD: ‘Let’s push things forward!’

The iCAAD team are creating a vibrant and dynamic knowledge exchange – and they want you to be involved. Read on to find out...

Alcohol industry ‘misrepresenting’ cancer evidence

The drinks industry is misrepresenting the evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks, according to research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and...

Ketamine use: advice from the experts on harm reduction

The growing popularity of ketamine use is not matched by knowledge within treatment services. Sara Woods went to harm reductionists Mat Southwell and Amy...

The explosion that never happened

At the end of the 1980s the threat of a crack epidemic in the UK loomed large as we scrambled to take heed of...

ACMD issues stark warning on funding cuts

Funding cuts are the ‘single biggest threat’ to treatment recovery outcomes, according to the government’s own advisors, the ACMD. Maintaining funding levels for treatment is ‘essential’ for preventing drug-related deaths and crime, states Commissioning...

Boost harm reduction to halt deaths, government urged

The government needs to ensure that the provision of the ‘whole range’ of harm reduction initiatives is in place to address increasing rates of drug-related deaths,...

Be overdose aware

Yesterday (31 August) marked International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event designed to spread the message that ‘the tragedy of overdose death is preventable’,...

DDN Residential Treatment Directory 2017

Back by popular demand! The link to automatically update your free listing has now expired. But there is still time to get listed please email...

Recovery games celebrate a winning team

A fun-packed day was enjoyed by more than 650 people who came to Doncaster for the fourth annual recovery games. Participants from all over the UK...

Let’s look ahead by investing in young people, says Mentor UK

We need to look ahead – prevention work with young people is an investment in the future, says Mentor UK's chief executive Michael O'Toole. Many...

Leeds peer support launched for people with hepatitis C

A new peer-led group has been launched in Leeds to support people with hepatitis C. Staff from Forward Leeds are aiming to help clients gain support...