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Swapping prison for pavement

A look at the challenges of supporting people coming out of prison with nowhere to live.

Cool for Broadway Lodge

Broadway Lodge is delighted to announce that founding member of British rock band Squeeze Chris Difford has been appointed as its patron.

I’m Dudley and this is my story

I’ve grown so much since I recovered. My children have a father, my grandchildren have a grandad, my dad has a son.

Recent Posts

Gambling and Health

For many people gambling is an occasional, harmless pastime, but for others it can lead to financial ruin, relationship breakdown or even suicide. And...

Almost 70 per cent of 20-year-olds gamble

Sixty eight per cent of 20-year-olds had participated in gambling in the last year, according to a study by GambleAware. While this fell slightly...

Drug poisoning admissions continue to rise

Last year saw more than 18,000 hospital admissions for poisoning by drug misuse in England, according to figures from NHS Digital, an increase of...

Heroin assisted treatment pilot launches in Glasgow

Scotland’s first heroin-assisted treatment service has been launched in Glasgow, the city council has announced. The Enhanced Drug Treatment Service (EDTS) will treat people...

Parties set out drug and alcohol manifesto pledges

The SNP is the latest political party to publish its manifesto, which repeats the party’s call for drug policy to be devolved so that...

What a long strange trip it’s been

When DDN launched way back in 2004 Tony Blair was prime minister, the NTA was just three years old, and the money was flowing...

On the right path

With Alcohol Awareness Week this month, Claire Carlow tells us how Forward’s alcohol pathway is revolutionising treatment in East Kent When Forward took over the...

Breaking Ties

When prescribing regimes are preventing service users from moving on, should we be looking at new options? DDN reports ‘What makes me angry is that...

It’s all about you

Change Grow Live wants its new strategy to come from staff and service users, says Mark Moody.

Family matters

The families of people who use substances are unforgivably overlooked. With an election looming, read Adfam’s own five-point manifesto.

End of a relationship

Leaving drug use behind can feel like losing a lover. Christopher Robin looks at how to cope. Perhaps you need a new perspective, a new...

Walking back to happiness

Mark Reid on two books that consider the restorative power of walking. In The Salt Path, Ray(nor) Winn and Moth, Cer husband of 32 years,...