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Magazine Archive 2007

2nd July issue

Release’s 40th anniversary conference last week gave a fascinating – and deeply disturbing – look back to the beginning of the ‘war on drugs’. The artist Caroline...

29th January issue

‘As a GP in Reading 20 years ago, I only came across one or two sex workers,’ Dr Stephen Pick told me. The picture now is...

16th July issue

The heavy burden on carers hits home in our cover story, but the terrible edge to this grandmother’s story is that through all the hardship and...

12th February issue

The most persistent strand running through our readers’ survey responses was alcohol, alcohol services, lack of money for alcohol. Putting all the pieces together, you get a...

30th July issue

 ‘We have moved on from a polarised debate and single approaches to a balanced strategy focused on outcomes, based on evidence and delivered through partnership’, says home...

26th February issue

With an estimated 400,000 people with hepatitis C in the UK, it might seem the most logical move to introduce compulsory testing for anyone entering treatment services....

10th September issue

Nobody pretends that tackling gang culture is easy. Each new gang-related attack is reported as a sign that Britain’s young people are turning ghoulish overnight. Politicians flounder...

12th March issue

There’s a lot to read in the RSA Drugs Commission’s new report – probably what you would expect from a two-year study involving representatives whose different jobs...

24th September issue

This morning one of our readers phoned up and discussed his experience of treatment. As he talked, he became increasingly frustrated when he considered the limited options...

26th March issue

There’s been an unwelcome chasm reopening between abstinence and maintenance in the last two years, Daren Garratt told the National Drug Treatment Conference last week – a...