Risks of pregabalin and gabapentin

Death rates have risen dramatically for prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin. Let’s be aware of the risks, says Clare Kingsbury-Bell. Drug-related deaths linked to pregabalin...

Sowing recovery at ESH Works

ESH Works was built from a dream of peer-based recovery. Paul Urmston shares their story. I used drink to cope. I didn’t really fit in...

Help at hand

The new UKAN website at www.ukan.network lets you tap into expertise when you need it. Pardeep Grewal explains. Sometimes we want to ask a question,...

Family Insight

A CQC inspection has given a family support service in Haringey a firmer platform for their life-changing interventions. Insight Platform started as a substance misuse...

Helping addicted parents

More than 2.6m people have seen Addicted Parents, the two-part BBC documentary on Phoenix Futures’ specialist family service. James Armstrong explains the back­ground to...

A different way

Stopping the rise of drug-related deaths needs an innovative approach – such as paying drug users to stop using, says Neil McKeganey. The recent report...

At breaking point

Chronic lack of investment is gambling with lives, agreed members of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group. Read their Charter for Change. ‘The current...

Lasting impressions

Early trauma can have a devastating effect on children, leaving them more likely to misuse drugs and alcohol. We need to be ready to...

iCAAD: ‘Let’s push things forward!’

The iCAAD team are creating a vibrant and dynamic knowledge exchange – and they want you to be involved. Read on to find out...

Ketamine use: advice from the experts on harm reduction

The growing popularity of ketamine use is not matched by knowledge within treatment services. Sara Woods went to harm reductionists Mat Southwell and Amy...