Vital Links

The group of NHS providers, NHSSMPA, is looking at new ways to make sure service users stay connected with essential skilled healthcare. ‘Nostalgia isn’t what...

The emperor’s new clothes

Pockets of good practice throughout the country should not mask the fact that the ‘recovery agenda’ is failing, says Howard King. Since the end of...

DDN June 2017

‘Most drug-related deaths are of people not in treatment’ By the end of this week the next government will have been chosen – and who knows,...

More choice, more options

It hasn’t always been the case, but opioid substitution therapy is now accepted as a key instrument in enabling recovery. Having got this far...

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...

Domestic violence: Stopping the hurt

Perpetrators of domestic violence are being helped to challenge and change their behaviour, as Phil Price explains. For all the evidence linking domestic violence with...

Hit Hot Topics: The word on the streets

The Word on the Streets This year’s Hit Hot Topics asked, how can we give harm reduction most impact on the frontline? DDN reports, pics...

One size fits nobody

With much anecdotal evidence that people are losing their OST of choice, a meeting was held at the DDN conference to ask, ‘are you...

DDN April 2017

‘We need to understand the risks of Xanax and the culture behind it’ It’s never easy to weigh up the level of drug risk based...

DDN February 2018

  'Service users must stay at the heart of commissioning' Disinvestment and the fragmentation of services continue to dominate dialogue and debate. Yet according to Collective...