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Take a breath

As part of our focus on mental health this week, here are some tips on how to practice deep breathing and become more relaxed.   We...

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia - or IDAHOBIT.   May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia...

I carried all the suffering alone

From a young age, Carol took it upon herself to make sure her loved ones were OK – at her own expense. She recalls...

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British ‘get drunk’ more regularly than other nationalities

British people who drink get drunk more regularly than other nationalities, according to the latest Global drug survey. Respondents in the UK reported getting...

Time for a compulsory tax on the gambling industry, say academics

A new compulsory levy should be placed on the gambling industry to support people with gambling problems, according to a report published in the...

County Concerns

The Home Office has produced a series of posters to help staff working in social housing identify potential victims of county lines activity and...

New strategy to tackle ‘gambling harms’

A NEW THREE-YEAR STRATEGY TO REDUCE GAMBLING HARMS has been launched by the Gambling Commission, the government has announced. The strategy will bring together...

System Failure

Huge numbers of people accessing drug or alcohol treatment have experienced childhood sexual abuse, yet most services remain ill equipped to offer them the...

A question of why

Existentialism can give us a fresh angle on addressing the debilitating void that follows addiction, suggests Lana Durjava. Read the full article in May 2019...

A space to grow

We are failing to reach women, connect with them and provide a safe environment in treatment, hears DDN. Read the full article in DDN here Drug-related...

Include me in

The inclusive cities model is a forward thinking-approach to boosting people’s recovery in the communities where they live, say Professor David Best, Professor Charlotte...

CZAR GAZING – How do we get more for less?

As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the fourth of...

Hep C deaths down 16 per cent

Deaths from hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017, from 380 to 319, according to the latest...

DDN April issue

DDN April 2019 ‘Recovery is not just an issue of personal motivation, but is also about acceptance.’ Our cover story (page 6) examines the thought...

Anything you’d like to say?

DDN welcomes your letters! To contribute to our letters page, please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com Our next deadline is Wednesday evening, 3 April. Your comments and opinions...