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We are failing to reach women, connect with them and provide a safe environment in treatment, hears DDN. Read the full article in DDN here Drug-related...

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The inclusive cities model is a forward thinking-approach to boosting people’s recovery in the communities where they live, say Professor David Best, Professor Charlotte...

Hep C deaths down 16 per cent

Deaths from hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017, from 380 to 319, according to the latest...

Anything you’d like to say?

DDN welcomes your letters! To contribute to our letters page, please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com Our next deadline is Wednesday evening, 3 April. Your comments and opinions...

Aggressive marketing and changing attitudes driving increased crack use

Aggressive marketing by dealers and a change in attitudes towards the drug were among the reasons for increasing levels of crack cocaine use in...

Lack of harm reduction services impeding HIV progress, warns UNAIDS

Around 99 per cent of people who inject drugs live in countries that are failing to provide adequate harm reduction services, says a new...

DDN Conference 2019

Speakers at the DDN conference embraced the theme ‘Keep on Moving’. What came out very strongly was that we need to take others along...

End of Life Care – a guide

A special supplement on end of life care People with alcohol and other drug problems, and their families, deserve the same respect and dignity at...

CZAR GAZING

As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the third of...

Local authorities failing to provide sufficient naloxone

The amounts of naloxone being provided by local councils and prisons are ‘extremely limited’, warns a new report from Release. While all but three...

CGL and Sova announce full merger

Change Grow Live (CGL) and its subsidiary Sova are to fully merge, the charities have announced. The merger will mean integration of the infrastructure,...

Home Office gives go-ahead for pilot drug-testing scheme

The Home Office has granted the UK’s first official licence for a drug checking service. Anyone over the age of 18 can now take...