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Déjà vu

While numbers of crack users may be on the increase, the basics of providing an effective service for them haven’t changed, says Danny Hames. I...

Nurses at risk from synthetic cannabinoid use in prisons

The widespread use of synthetic cannabinoids like ‘spice’ in UK prisons is risking the health of nurses and other staff, according to the Royal...

Legal Line

‘will CQC catch us out?’ With the proposed move by CQC to short-notice inspections coming into force this month, how much leniency will be allowed...

Access for autism

Are alcohol services meeting the needs of adults with autism? Alcohol Concern and the University of Bath are working to improve support for this...

Media Savvy

The news, and the skews, in the national media. The history of prohibition proves it fuels gangsterism and forces up potency, from moonshine replacing beer...

DDN welcomes your Letters

Please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com, or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, Romney House, School Road, Ashford, Kent TN27 0LT. Letters may be edited...

Resounding Victory

National judo champion Stuart Pascoe thought his sports career was over as his alcohol use spiralled. But with help from Addaction the 46-year-old has...

The Fear Inside

A study of people who used heroin in prison gives vital clues on reaching out to this significant and vulnerable cohort. Lana Durjava shares...

Recovering Through Nature

Phoenix Futures share the growth of their exciting Purple Camel Project. Read the full article in May 2018 DDN Magazine Phoenix Futures we have been...

Alcohol treatment at crisis point, says report

A cycle of disinvestment coupled with reduced capacity and staffing levels means that the alcohol treatment sector in England is in crisis, according to...

Royal College of Physicians comes out for decriminalisation

In what is being seen as a landmark move, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has issued a statement backing drug decriminalisation. After a...

More support for children of alcohol-dependent parents

The government has pledged to increase support for children living with alcohol-dependent parents. The plans include faster identification of at-risk children – including those...