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Drawing on experience

Does continuing professional development (CPD) have a purpose for volunteers and people without professional qualifications? Absolutely, says Kate Halliday, who explains how to get...

Surviving and thriving: Kaleidoscope at 50

‘It’s down to you guys that people get a chance of a new life.’ Eleanor Conway pauses for a serious moment during a ‘stand-up’...

Dying with their rights on?

Should we be doing more to protect people from harmful drinking, asks Mike Ward. Read the full article in June 2018 issue of DDN Some people...

Commissioners call for joined-up approach to opioid use disorder decision-making

Expert Faculty on Commissioning confirms speakers for ‘EXCO’, the first joint congress on excellence in commissioning for opioid use disorder. The Expert Faculty on Commissioning...

Back to reality – treating ARBD

Getting the right treatment can reverse effects of alcohol-related brain damage, says Alyson Smith. Read the full article in June 2018 issue of DDN Alcohol-related brain...

An ever-decreasing share?

Allowing shared care to dwindle is putting patients’ all-round physical and mental health at risk, says Dr Steve Brinksman. One of the things I am...

Bang for your buck

The launch of the ‘Decency, safety, security’ strategy for prisons was greeted with mixed reactions by the Drugs, Alcohol, and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group....

Letters to the editor – June issue

Downward spiral I applaud Ms Durjava’s sensitive and respectful study of heroin users in prison (DDN, May, page 6). Government drug strategies invariably talk negatively...

Media Savvy

The news, and the skews, in the national media When law enforcement officers call for drugs to be legalised, we have to listen. So too...

Strength in numbers

Could the problem of recruiting and retaining good nurses be solved by better networking opportunities? Ishbel Straker makes the case. In the last couple of...

A Winner’s Tale

Last year Kelly’s Story won the Recovery Street Film Festival. In 2015, Kelly Judge was sleeping rough on the streets of London with no...

The price of a drink

Alcohol misuse is causing huge damage to the nation’s health and its finances. With minimum pricing finally a reality in Scotland, what does the...