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Fighting for a C change

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to finally eliminate hepatitis C is within our grasp, says Professor Ashley Brown. Read the full article in October DDN Magazine When I...

State of the sector: Time to talk

When the going gets tough, is it time to get round the table, asks DDN. Read the full article in October's DDN Magazine A couple of...

Giving the best chance

This year’s NHSSMPA conference was dedicated to creating lasting behaviour change, as DDN reports. Read the full report in October's DDN Magazine ‘How can we give...

Playing the long game

Tony Adams’ glittering football career could not mask deep-seated problems that needed to be tackled. He shared his story at the NHSSMPA conference. ‘You don’t...

The space to grow

Far away from the usual distractions, Kenward’s residents are given the chance of a new start. DDN reports. Read the full article in October's DDN...

Opening new doors

After running for 25 years in Glasgow, Phoenix Futures’ Scottish residential service has moved to a new home within the city. Read the full article...

Adios Recovery Riviera?

Why are we sending people miles away to rehab instead of supporting them to survive in their own community, asks Mark Gilman. Read the full...

 England sees ‘sharp decline’ in youth drinking

The last 15 years have seen a ‘sharp decline’ in drinking levels among young people in England, according to a new report from the...

One in 20 global deaths caused by alcohol, says WHO

More than 3m people died as a result of harmful alcohol use in 2016, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), representing one in...

PHE alcohol adviser resigns over industry partnership

  The co-chair of Public Health England’s (PHE) alcohol leadership board has resigned over the agency’s partnership with industry-funded Drinkaware for its new ‘Drink Free...

Extra 3p on beer would ‘raise £100m for alcohol treatment’

Increasing alcohol duties by just 1 per cent would raise around £100m a year to invest in treatment services, according to a new briefing...

In safer hands?

When should the Mental Capacity Act be used to make decisions on behalf of vulnerable people? Mike Ward unpicks a complicated issue. Read the full...