Alcohol strategy is ripe for refreshment

Time is of the essence in overhauling the alcohol strategy, says the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice APPG. DDN reports. ‘We were asked by government, “what...

A moral imperative

One year on, an alliance of 13 NHS trusts is gaining momentum in addressing the failings of the sector and developing more effective pathways...

Free to breathe

Should e-cigarettes be provided free to smokers who cannot or will not quit, asks Neil McKeganey. While smoking rates have steadily declined in recent years,...

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...

Harm reduction on a knife edge

Disinvestment in harm reduction is hurting services and failing clients, say those struggling to maintain life-saving provision. DDN reports. ‘A couple of weeks ago I...

Commissioning is risking lives, say GPs

Poor commissioning practice is putting patients’ lives at stake, declared the GPs’ conference. ‘Only recommission services if they are ineffective, dangerous or wasteful – not...

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...

New drugs minister pledges support

Addaction redoubles commitment to tackling stigma We are determined to deal with the scourge that is stigma,’ said Lord Carlile at Addaction’s 50th birthday event...

More questions than answers

As he prepares to leave the substance problems field, George Allan poses a few questions and fires some parting shots. Has the recovery movement been...

The iCAAD Knowledge Hub

Stay with it Tenacity is vital when it comes to working with troubled young people, Addaction’s Sam Dixon tells DDN. When Sam Dixon from Addaction’s YZUP...