Hole in the soul – can philosophers teach us about addiction?

Looking to the philosophers can give us valuable understanding of the nature of addiction, suggests Albert Yates. On the face of it, Classical Greek philosophy...

Emotional intelligence – Inner strength

Emotional intelligence can be a potent tool for recovery, says Derek Fredericks. One hot summer’s day 13 years ago, I remember sitting alone on the...

Rising tide

The ‘tough on drugs’ approach is impractical, outdated and costly in every sense, according to a meeting of the APPG for Drug Policy Reform. Considering...

Keeping clients moving

Making sure our clients have the right skill sets for the workplace is vital to their social mobility, says Asi Panditharatna. Read the full article...

A call to engage

Action on Addiction’s chief executive Graham Beech introduces a new Addiction Awareness Week on 10-16 June. Where did the idea come from? Everyone knows the problems...

The place to grow

FDAP has been refurbished and offers much in the way of professional support, says Kate Halliday. Read the full article in DDN Magazine When the Federation...

Staying ahead

Changes from CQC have felt demanding. Let’s see inspections as an opportunity, says Jay Stewart. Read the full article in DDN Magazine Last year, the Care...

Less pain, more gain

Opiate medications don’t work for chronic pain – in fact they often make it worse. In a recent pilot scheme in Hastings run jointly by...

CZAR GAZING – Finding the right balance

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

System Failure

Huge numbers of people accessing drug or alcohol treatment have experienced childhood sexual abuse, yet most services remain ill equipped to offer them the...