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Commissioning is risking lives, say GPs

Poor commissioning practice is putting patients’ lives at stake, declared the GPs’ conference. ‘Only recommission services if they are ineffective, dangerous or wasteful – not...

Review of the year

Hanging on in there Another year of tightened purse strings and record drug deaths for a weary and beleaguered sector, compounded by the shock closure...

Hit Hot Topics: The word on the streets

The Word on the Streets This year’s Hit Hot Topics asked, how can we give harm reduction most impact on the frontline? DDN reports, pics...

There’s something in the heroin

Claire Gilbert, Tony Margetts, Gilda Nunez, Bryony Sedgwick and Tim Allison describe their response to the emergence of fentanyl and carfentanil in their local...

CQC: Forewarned is forearmed!

The CQC’s new briefing is essential reading for the sector, says Nicole Ridgwell On 29 November 2017, CQC published ‘Substance misuse services: The quality and safety of residential...

Survey demonstrates need for improvement of hepatitis C services

An estimated 160,000 people are living with hepatitis C in England. Yet, in 2015, fewer than 12,000 people were diagnosed and fewer than 10,000...

New drugs minister pledges support

Addaction redoubles commitment to tackling stigma We are determined to deal with the scourge that is stigma,’ said Lord Carlile at Addaction’s 50th birthday event...

More questions than answers

As he prepares to leave the substance problems field, George Allan poses a few questions and fires some parting shots. Has the recovery movement been...

The iCAAD Knowledge Hub

Stay with it Tenacity is vital when it comes to working with troubled young people, Addaction’s Sam Dixon tells DDN. When Sam Dixon from Addaction’s YZUP...

Domestic violence: Stopping the hurt

Perpetrators of domestic violence are being helped to challenge and change their behaviour, as Phil Price explains. For all the evidence linking domestic violence with...

Take part in the Global Drug Survey

Global Drug Survey 2018 – the latest version of the world’s largest drug survey – has just been launched. Prof Adam Winstock asks for your...

Media Savvy

The news, and the skews, in the national media Imposing piffling tariffs only targets the poor and looks like the paternalistic meddling of a bourgeois...