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For people with alcohol issues, abstinence isn’t the only answer

For people with alcohol issues, abstinence isn’t the only answer. Forcing everyone down the same path means losing sight of many on the way.

Celebrating Recovery Month

Neil was facing an uphill road back to a normal life after failed suicide attempts but broke out of his own hell with help from Turning Point's Rochdale and Oldham staff.

Time for safer injecting spaces in Britain?

Drug consumption rooms provide hygienic and supervised spaces for people to inject or otherwise consume illicit drugs.

Recent Posts

What a long strange trip it’s been

When DDN launched way back in 2004 Tony Blair was prime minister, the NTA was just three years old, and the money was flowing...

On the right path

With Alcohol Awareness Week this month, Claire Carlow tells us how Forward’s alcohol pathway is revolutionising treatment in East Kent When Forward took over the...

Breaking Ties

When prescribing regimes are preventing service users from moving on, should we be looking at new options? DDN reports ‘What makes me angry is that...

It’s all about you

Change Grow Live wants its new strategy to come from staff and service users, says Mark Moody.

Family matters

The families of people who use substances are unforgivably overlooked. With an election looming, read Adfam’s own five-point manifesto.

End of a relationship

Leaving drug use behind can feel like losing a lover. Christopher Robin looks at how to cope. Perhaps you need a new perspective, a new...

Walking back to happiness

Mark Reid on two books that consider the restorative power of walking. In The Salt Path, Ray(nor) Winn and Moth, Cer husband of 32 years,...

Impose £2 online slot machine limit, says cross-party report

There is ‘no justification’ for online slot machine style games to have staking levels above £2, says a report from the Gambling Related Harm...

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for decriminalisation

The Scottish Affairs Committee has become the latest group of MPs to call for an overhaul of the UK’s drug laws, saying that the...

UK drug policy failing, say MPs

Drug policy in the UK is ‘clearly failing’ and requires radical change, says a report from the Health and Social Care Committee. With rates...

PHE to produce ‘orange book’ for alcohol treatment

Public Health England (PHE) is working to produce the first UK-wide set of clinical guidelines for alcohol treatment, the agency has announced. While the...

‘Biggest ever’ drugs importation operation busted

Thirteen men have been arrested as part of an investigation into what the National Crime Agency (NCA) is calling the largest UK drugs importation...