Skills update

What’s the latest on professional training? Nadine Singh explains the DANOS review. Skills for Health is undertaking a review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS)...

A case for e-cigarettes

A case for e-cigarettes Professor Gerry Stimson  takes a closer look at electronic cigarettes and asks – if e-cigarettes can save lives, why are we...

Getting streetwise

The Ana Liffey Project is a national addiction service dedicated to harm reduction – Stephen Parkin talks to director Tony Duffin about their innovative...

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Don’t miss any of the latest magazine features Going Public The UK’s public health bodies have added their voices to the call for decriminalisation.     Cry For Help Painkiller...

Support. Don’t punish

On 26 June 2013 – the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – 26 cities around the world came together to...

Harm Reduction International Conference

This year's Harm Reduction International Conference in Lithuania brought together delegates from across the globe to discuss the need to provide sufficient political and...

Obituary

Peter McDermott remembers friend and colleague, Alan Joyce It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of Alan Joyce. I first came across Alan...

Safe from harm

Last month saw the 23rd International Harm Reduction Conference take place in Lithuania. DDN reports on a gathering of activists, policy makers and service...

Lines of communication

HRI executive director Rick Lines has been making the case for a human rights-based approach to vulnerable populations for more than two decades. He...

Family focused

With 2013 marking the ten-year anniversary of Hidden harm, social care professionals gathered at the Adfam annual conference in London to reflect on the...