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Harm reduction in Belfast

Belfast’s injecting drugs crisis has prompted a call for action – to bring a drug consumption room to the city as quickly as possible....

Making pathways for commissioning

Commissioners are on a mission to do things better. But how can they take on board the many complex health issues with less money...

‘All or nothing’ – are 12-steps right for everyone?

The 12-step fellowships are a life-saver for some – but for others, the concept of total surrender can do more harm than good. Alex...

How treatment services need to adapt to survive

If treatment is to survive it needs to make a more convincing case and reach out to new groups, argues Paul North. Seven years ago...

Clinical Eye: Personal development is an investment

Time spent on your own development is necessary investment, says Ishbel Straker. It’s that time of year again, when we are appraised and more importantly...

The news, and the skews, in the national media

Media Savvy The news, and the skews, in the national media   President Trump has declared that his administration is getting serious about the opioid epidemic several times...

Your letters in the April issue

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 may be edited...

Scots signal drug policy shift

Leading members of the Scottish Government have discussed a potential shift in policy ahead of the country’s new drug strategy, which is due to...

Drugs trade driving huge increase in modern slavery cases

The exploitation of young people by drug dealers is contributing to a significant increase in the number of ‘modern slavery’ cases, according to a...

Letters to the editor – March issue

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...

Step up testing to meet hep C target, say MPs

‘Significantly greater’ numbers of people need to be tested, diagnosed and treated in order to eliminate hepatitis C, according to a report from the...

Trump calls for death penalty for drug dealers

US president Donald Trump has said that his Department of Justice intends to seek the death penalty against drug traffickers ‘where appropriate under current...