Review of the year 2019

Cash strapped Christmas Battered by Brexit, the public went to the polls yet again. In the treatment sector, meanwhile, more long-established facilities are forced to...

Hope after chaos

It’s time to ‘get busy living’, says Tom. I had a good childhood and my parents provided all that I needed. My first years at...

Inside Out

When delivering recovery services to prisoners, demonstrating impact is a complex but vital process, says Carwyn Gravell. Forward’s range of structured, abstinence-based treatment programmes (which...

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,...