Promotional Feature: Made to Measure

It’s time to ditch the ‘one size fits all’ approach and be ready to respond to clients’ needs – whatever stage they’re at says...

Big Business

‘Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have valuable skills,’ Big Issue founder John Bird told delegates in the day’s powerful final session ‘Get money....

Hit Hot Topics

Stigma, misunder­standing and a lack of communication cloud our policy and practice on drugs, said speakers at HIT Hot Topics. DDN reports on their ideas for...

Safe Space

Wales is gearing up to offer medically supervised injecting centres – an initiative that can’t happen soon enough, says Ifor Glyn  There is a growing...

Force for Change

How can we develop our work­force against a backdrop of cuts and challenges? DDN reports from the FDAP conference. ‘Services are now expected to do...

Changing the conversation

DDN reports from Alcohol Concern’s annual conference, where delegates heard about the need to reframe debate on alcohol, and how the call for minimum...

All Change

Things are changing fast at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) this summer. In the light of previous negative publicity there is a new structure and...

Views from the substance misuse sector

Media savvy The news and views from the national media Yes, politicians who abandon the failed mantra of the drug war risk the incandescent rage of...

Promotional feature: Stigma: Hepatitis C and drug misuse

Supporting people infected with hepatitis C presents distinct challenges. An understanding of existing barriers to hepatitis C care is important to help empower people with the...

Consuming passion

Philippe Bonnet, founder of the Independent Consortium on Drug Consumption Rooms, says he won’t rest until there’s a room established for Birmingham’s 10,000 problem drug users. He talks to DDN. When the Independent Drugs Commission...