Winning attitude

Being recognised through a national award made Catherine Larkin and Danny Hames realise the value of Inclusion’s eager adoption of a naloxone strategy. Last November...

Adjusting the focus

Change, grow, live’s executive director of health and social care, Mark Moody, tells DDN about the organisation’s change of name and what it signifies. ‘I...

Safe Corner

What would persuade a city to accept a drug consumption room? Natalie Davies examines the argument. Glasgow could become the site of the UK’s first...

Making choice real

How can we improve the range of options available to bring more people into services, asks DDN. The options that exist for drug treatment surely...

By hook or by crook

We’re not reaching people with problematic cannabis use says Lizzie McCulloch, whose report Black sheep offers a new approach to policy and treatment. Cannabis is...

Across the great divide

Contemplating a landscape of change and fear, HIT Hot Topics speakers called for solidarity. DDN reports. ‘When we meet someone, we ask what music they...

Review of the year

As the old Chinese curse has it, ‘may you live in interesting times’… A truly seismic year for world events saw the triumph of populist...

A name not a number: ‘Behind every drug-related death statistic is...

Behind every drug-related death statistic is a life that could have been saved. It’s our duty to do more, says Dr Judith Yates. I first...

A place to connect: Addaction’s two-day conference

Addaction’s two-day conference addressed emotional wellbeing while celebrating the value of shared experience, as DDN reports. ‘Learn, share, connect and celebrate,’ urged David Badcock, Addaction’s...

Can positive psychology help to treat dual diagnosis?

Katalin Ujhelyi, Jerome Carson and Ioanna Melidou share results of a new study. People with dual diagnosis – co-occurring substance misuse and mental health issues...