DDN February 2020


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Partner Updates

Our new user-focused website – 10 things we have learned

Change Grow Live share the lessons that they have learned from the launch of their new website.

DDN Publication dates 2020

DRINK AND DRUGS NEWS (DDN) is the monthly magazine for everyone working with substance use issues. Since 2004 it has become established as the...

Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group reports

DDN regularly covers meetings of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group. Here are links to some recent reports.

Recent Posts

Cannabis legalisation a mental health risk, says Rethink

Moves to legalise cannabis risk ‘fuelling the nation’s mental health crisis’, the charity Rethink Mental Illness has warned. While it recognises the ‘strong arguments’ for...

Alcohol-related hospital admissions up 20 per cent in a decade

Alcohol was the main reason for almost 360,000 hospital admissions in 2018-19, according to new figures from NHS Digital – a 6 per cent...

Have your say on alcohol harm

A new Commission on Alcohol Harm has been launched with a call for written evidence. The commission has been established in the absence of...

A glimpse of the future?

Canada’s opioid crisis may be less reported than that in the US, but the effects have been devastating. Is this where we are headed,...

National forum for action

Delegates at the National Needle Exchange Forum’s annual conference heard inspiring examples of taking harm reduction to the next level. James Pierce reports.  More than...

We need to talk about diamorphine

The new diamorphine programmes may not be the holy grail that some think, says Nick Goldstein. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, diamorphine...

Rehab Spotlights

Nelson Trust Residential Addiction Treatment

Starting as a supportive shared residence for people recovering from alcohol addiction, it soon developed into a residential treatment centre providing a comprehensive programme of care and support.

Residential Detox and Therapeutic Treatment for Addiction at Broadway Lodge

Broadway Lodge delivers every client a structured, integrated, abstinence-based treatment experience for addiction to enable them to achieve a long-term recovery.

Brynawel residential drug and alcohol treatment service

Having chosen recovery over dependency, how do you go about choosing the right rehabilitation centre? David Richards takes you through the wide range of options at Brynawel Rehab