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Government urged to overhaul drinks marketing regulation

The government needs to undertake a ‘thorough review’ of the way alcohol marketing is currently regulated, according to a report from the charity formed...

Drugs behind ‘huge increase’ in prison violence

A ‘huge increase’ in violence across the prison estate has taken place in the last five years, according to the latest annual report from...

Perfect partners

As competition for funding heats up it’s time for charities to form meaningful and creative partnerships with the private sector, says Eleanor Youdell. Read this...

Puncturing the myths?

Acupuncture is commonly used as a complementary therapy in the substance use field. But how effective is it, asks Natalie Davies. Read this article in...

A foot in the door

Seeking healthcare can be daunting for homeless people. DDN visits a practice in north London that takes every opportunity to engage. Read this article in...

High stakes

While a harmless diversion for many, for some people gambling can mean losing everything – even their life. With treatment provision still sparse, Jody...

High risk strategy

Failure to provide naloxone at the point of release for most prisoners is putting lives at risk, says John Jolly. Read this article in DDN Those...

Your shout!

DDN welcomes your Letters. Please email the editor or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, Romney House, School Road, Ashford, Kent TN27 0LT. Letters...

Media Savvy

The news, and the skews, in the national media   Whatever view of the cannabis issue is taken – and The Independent has always been open-minded and pragmatic...

A fear of the new?

Consultation has been launched on online prescribing. Take the opportunity to contribute to better understanding, says Nicole Ridgwell. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has just...

Scotland records highest ever drug deaths  

Scotland has yet again recorded its highest ever number of drug-related deaths, at 934. The 2017 figure is 8 per cent up on the...

Opiates and cocaine ‘bigger global health threat than ever’

Record-high production levels for opiates and cocaine, coupled with expanding drug markets, mean the drugs are now a ‘bigger global threat to public health...