Room at the table?

‘I will never make apologies for being emotive about something that affects us all,’ said Noreen Oliver MBE, opening Creating Recovery, The Recovery Group...

Dead or alive

Can reducing the ‘dead space’ in injecting equipment save lives, asks Jamie Bridge. For the more than 100,000 people who inject drugs in the UK,...

There’s something in the heroin

Claire Gilbert, Tony Margetts, Gilda Nunez, Bryony Sedgwick and Tim Allison describe their response to the emergence of fentanyl and carfentanil in their local...

Getting it right

Representatives from the NTA, general practice and service user activism set out their priorities for the new treatment system in the dynamic opening session...

Public health focus for drugs and alcohol?

Will Public Health England and a new ministerial team help to refocus drug and alcohol policy, or are they empty exercises in rebranding? DDN...

Vital care

Gordon Hay talks to DDN about RADAR, a new pathway for alcohol-related A&E admissions into residential alcohol detoxification in Greater Manchester. An estimated 35 per...

Adios Recovery Riviera?

Why are we sending people miles away to rehab instead of supporting them to survive in their own community, asks Mark Gilman. Read the full...

A capital idea

WDP’s Capital Card scheme has been helping to incentivise and empower service users, the team tells DDN. Read the full article in DDN Magazine People who...

Prison perspectives

A first-person account of nearly a decade at the frontline of prison substance misuse services. Last year I resigned from my position as a service...

Smoking cessation

Why don’t we take smoking cessation seriously, asks Dr Steve Brinksman Sajid looked quite bemused when I started talking to him about smoking cessation. ‘I...