Emergency measures

Although Wales has largely escaped significant treatment budget cuts, drug deaths are still rising to alarming levels. Access, and evidence-based treatment, are key to...

No time to lose

The ‘substantial upward trend’ in drug-related deaths was explored at the latest meeting of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group, as DDN...

Clinical Eye

Let’s get moving Exercise could become a valuable part of the treatment plan, says Ishbel Straker. I have recently started to work with a personal trainer,...

Different perspectives

We need to dig deep for inspiration and redouble our efforts against reactionary policies, heard this year’s HIT Hot Topics. DDN reports. Photography by...

The Present of a Future

Imagine a very different version of this year’s festivities. Liam Ward finds out what it means to spend Christmas in rehab. A roaring fire, a...

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...