Strategy for Survival

Challenging times mean smaller organisations must embrace new ways of thinking, says Caroline Cole. We operate in difficult financial times, and for charities delivering addiction...

Being human

Russell Brand says recovery is about finding connection in an alienating culture. DDN meets the man bold enough to rewrite the 12 steps for...

One Love

The best way to tackle the stigma of gender stereotyping is with an open heart. DDN talks to Beck Gee-Cohen. ‘I was pretty functional when...

Risks of pregabalin and gabapentin

Death rates have risen dramatically for prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin. Let’s be aware of the risks, says Clare Kingsbury-Bell. Drug-related deaths linked to pregabalin...

Help at hand

The new UKAN website at www.ukan.network lets you tap into expertise when you need it. Pardeep Grewal explains. Sometimes we want to ask a question,...

DDN October 2017

‘Learn what you can. Try to get vulnerable.’ We talk so readily about the science of addiction – dopamine receptors, the way our brains are...

Ketamine use: advice from the experts on harm reduction

The growing popularity of ketamine use is not matched by knowledge within treatment services. Sara Woods went to harm reductionists Mat Southwell and Amy...

Height of ecstasy

Summer brings the festivals – and a new young crowd experimenting with MDMA. Kevin Flemen gives the guide to staying safe ‘Who is Leah Betts?’...

Battle lines

For many ex-service personnel the transition to civilian life can be a struggle, and it’s all too tempting to turn to the bottle to...

Market forces

Drug-related deaths: A strong message from Addaction’s Mortality Matters conference was that treatment services need to put competition to one side and challenge the conditions...