Recovering Through Nature

Phoenix Futures share the growth of their exciting Purple Camel Project. Read the full article in May 2018 DDN Magazine Phoenix Futures we have been...

‘All or nothing’ – are 12-steps right for everyone?

The 12-step fellowships are a life-saver for some – but for others, the concept of total surrender can do more harm than good. Alex...

PCCs lead the call for change

It used to be that senior police, like politicians, would only speak out on drug policy from the safety of retire­ment. These days, however,...

Harm reduction in Belfast

Belfast’s injecting drugs crisis has prompted a call for action – to bring a drug consumption room to the city as quickly as possible....

Making pathways for commissioning

Commissioners are on a mission to do things better. But how can they take on board the many complex health issues with less money...

How treatment services need to adapt to survive

If treatment is to survive it needs to make a more convincing case and reach out to new groups, argues Paul North. Seven years ago...

Brief encounter: what happened to alcohol brief interventions?

Alcohol brief interventions promised a way of improving the nation’s public health – so what happened to this ambitious initiative? Mike Ashton looks back...

One size fits nobody

With much anecdotal evidence that people are losing their OST of choice, a meeting was held at the DDN conference to ask, ‘are you...

Vital Links

The group of NHS providers, NHSSMPA, is looking at new ways to make sure service users stay connected with essential skilled healthcare. ‘Nostalgia isn’t what...

CQC consultation: Have your say!

Don’t miss the chance to change CQC inspections, says David Finney. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently issued a consultation on changes to the...