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A Tangled Web: drug purchasing on the darknet

The ‘darknet’ online marketplace has experienced significant turbulence lately, affecting the availability of different drugs. Be ready for the impact, says Kevin Flemen.

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...

The power of naloxone

As soon as Harbour Housing introduced naloxone a life was saved. A decade on they are looking back on one of their best decisions

Drug-related deaths highest since records began

Registrations of deaths relating to poisoning (overdose) in England and Wales have once again broken previous records, according to figures from the Office for...

DDN Magazine July/August 2019

Facing the facts It's time to challenge stigmatising language on social media Back in 2010, the UK Drug Policy Commission analysed newspaper coverage and produced a...

Aggressive marketing and changing attitudes driving increased crack use

Aggressive marketing by dealers and a change in attitudes towards the drug were among the reasons for increasing levels of crack cocaine use in...

At the cutting edge

DDN looks back at a year that saw cuts continue to bite, deaths continue to rise, ‘county lines’ become headline news – and a...

Crack Cocaine – Cracks in the mirror

Could a recent growth in crack cocaine use indicate its move to social acceptability – and how should we respond? Kevin Flemen examines the...

DDN June 2018

‘There was no suggestion of being silenced’ We could be about to see a big upsurge in crack use – but are we ready for...

Harm reduction on a knife edge

Disinvestment in harm reduction is hurting services and failing clients, say those struggling to maintain life-saving provision. DDN reports. ‘A couple of weeks ago I...