New era for CQC regulation

A lot has changed since the advent of the CQC and there are more changes on the way. David Finney explains what services can...

Joining forces

New partnership-led training aims to help victims of domestic abuse incidents where substances are an issue, says Cat Payne Domestic abuse victims with substance misuse...

It’s where you’re at…

Harm reduction should be about ‘meeting people where they’re at’, according to the recent HIT Hot topics conference. Jamie Bridge reports.     Last month HIT hosted...

Liberty to change

Philadelphia is aiming to live up to its ‘city of brotherly love’ motto by fully integrating its substance and mental health services to provide...

City challenge

We must learn to balance risk and freedom, says John Ashton in this month's Soapbox Most of us enjoy a love-hate relationship with our cities. We expect them...

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...

All the world’s a stage

The arts can play a vital and powerful role in recovery, says Katrina Lahmann  That we all have our roles in the theatre of life...

Medications in recovery

An expert group convened by the NTA has made recommendations on reorientating drug dependence treatment to fit the recovery agenda. We invited the group's...