Another Story – Social media is stigmatising drug users

Social media is full of stigmatising language about drug use. We should be using powerful first-person stories to create a more positive picture.

Hepatitis C Peer Education

As we approach Hepatitis Awareness Day, Ignatious Harling shares his progress as a hep C peer educator.

Roger Howard pens an open letter to the new recovery champion...

Roger Howard pens an open letter to the new recovery champion Ed Day, in response to our interview with him last month.

A Tangled Web: drug purchasing on the darknet

The ‘darknet’ online marketplace has experienced significant turbulence lately, affecting the availability of different drugs. Be ready for the impact, says Kevin Flemen.

Helping families of former members of the UK Armed Forces

Family Force A new project is reaching out to families of former members of the UK Armed Forces with substance use problems, as Rob Stebbings...

Back to Nature: Recovery Project at Phoenix Futures Shipley Park

Phoenix Futures describe how guests at their recent Shipley Park open day were able to witness the positive impact a beautiful natural setting can...

The Recovery Street Film Festival – The bigger picture

Junaid tells us how he became involved in making a film for the 2017 Recovery Street Film Festival. In 2015 I was using crack cocaine...

Brand New Day

Dr Ed Day has just been appointed as the government’s drug recovery champion. He talks to DDN about the challenges and opportunities of the...

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...