So, how are we doing?

As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the second of...

Finding a voice

Katie’s experience of stigma made her determined to help herself and others – the beginning of Adfam’s #StigmaMakesMeFeel campaign. She shares her story, with...

Driving Change

The theme of this year’s Hit Hot Topics conference was ‘The Road Ahead’. As each speaker began to explore the theme, it became obvious...

Final destination?

‘The road to recovery – political destination or patient journey?’ was the theme of this year’s RCGP and SMMGP primary care conference. DDN reports. ‘None...

Beyond the gate

Prisons have a unique opportunity to introduce a life-saving naloxone strategy, so is the message getting through? DDN reports. Naloxone saves lives, and for people...

At the cutting edge

DDN looks back at a year that saw cuts continue to bite, deaths continue to rise, ‘county lines’ become headline news – and a...

An equal partnership

Meaningful service user involvement is about give and take, says Mark Pryke. Read the full article in DDN Magazine My role is to help increase opportunities...

CZAR GAZING

As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the first of...

The right to challenge

Know your ground when contesting CQC inspection reports and ratings, says Samantha Cox. Read it in DDN. CQC now has the power to rate independent...

Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group.

Good commissioning goes beyond purchasing, hears DDN. A robust discussion on commissioning was the focus of the year’s final meeting of the Drugs, Alcohol and...