Adfam/ DDN conference ‘What about me?’

The first Adfam/DDN conference for families affected by drug and alcohol use urged carers from all over the country to make their voices heard....

Man of principle

Principal officer at the Police Federation, George Gallimore, talks to David Gilliver about how PCCs could affect the relationship between the criminal justice and treatment...

Is Scotland closer to a consensus on drug treatment?

Scotland’s latest set of drug death statistics made for grim reading and triggered a war of words in parliament and the press. But could...

How do we keep up this momentum?

Fewer young people than ever are entering treatment for heroin and crack problems, and more people of all ages are successfully completing their treatment,...

Fighting response

A Calderdale-based service is combining treatment provision with hosting an emerging recovery community. Michelle Foster explains the ‘warrior down’ concept I took a call from...

Voyage of discovery

With its Voyage of Recovery just completed, David Gilliver talks to Phoenix Futures chief executive Karen Biggs about overcoming polarisation and embracing change When Phoenix...

Stemming the tide

Rising demand, increasing bureaucracy and a client group with complex needs are just some of the challenges facing alcohol services. Hazel Jordan offers a...

Family education- better than cure

With a bill aiming to ensure compulsory drug and alcohol education in schools making its way through Parliament, a new Adfam briefing looks at...

City Health Challenge

The first City Health conference, held in London, set the scene for planting drug and alcohol treatment at the heart of the new public...

The road less travelled

Methadone’s dominance over Suboxone in substitute prescribing may have more to do with cost than effectiveness. It could be time for a reassessment, say...