A patient worth saving?

We need to talk about service user involvement, says Nick Goldstein. Service user involvement, in one form or another, has been around a long time. An...

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...

Drawing on experience

Does continuing professional development (CPD) have a purpose for volunteers and people without professional qualifications? Absolutely, says Kate Halliday, who explains how to get...

Surviving and thriving: Kaleidoscope at 50

‘It’s down to you guys that people get a chance of a new life.’ Eleanor Conway pauses for a serious moment during a ‘stand-up’...

Dying with their rights on?

Should we be doing more to protect people from harmful drinking, asks Mike Ward. Read the full article in June 2018 issue of DDN Some people...

Back to reality – treating ARBD

Getting the right treatment can reverse effects of alcohol-related brain damage, says Alyson Smith. Read the full article in June 2018 issue of DDN Alcohol-related brain...

Bang for your buck

The launch of the ‘Decency, safety, security’ strategy for prisons was greeted with mixed reactions by the Drugs, Alcohol, and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group....

A Winner’s Tale

Last year Kelly’s Story won the Recovery Street Film Festival. In 2015, Kelly Judge was sleeping rough on the streets of London with no...

Straight to the point – NNEF conference

The National Needle Exchange Forum focused on some vital harm reduction issues, as DDN reports. Photography by Nigel Brunsdon. Read the full article in May...

Déjà vu

While numbers of crack users may be on the increase, the basics of providing an effective service for them haven’t changed, says Danny Hames. I...