Adapt and thrive

Drugscope's recent conference focused on how the sector could deliver high quality services in uncertain times. DDN reports. The drug and alcohol treatment sector was...

Shifting sands – 2012 according to DDN

While the frequently hot-tempered harm reduction/abstinence debate that had characterised previous years finally appeared to be morphing into something more measured, 2012 still saw the sector...

Health Check

Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie describes how his organisation will work with the treatment sector, and promises that it will deliver ‘a...

Body of evidence

The UKDPC’s final conference saw politicians, policymakers, commentators and media representatives gather to discuss where next for drug policy. DDN reports ‘We need a new...

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...