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...

The last taboo

More support – and understanding – is needed for victims of violence and abuse perpetrated by their children, says Oliver Standing. In the last quarter...

Spreading the evidence

Grace Ball discusses how the UK recovery movement is continuing to evolve, and reports back from the UK Recovery Academy’s recent Manchester conference. These are...

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...