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Magazine Archive 2007

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...

22nd October issue

Interviews pulling apart drug strategy are two a penny at the moment – inevitable as the consultation closes for the new strategy. But the interview on...

23rd April issue

This week the new UK Drug Policy Commission launched – an event covered widely in the media. As newspapers used the opportunity to explore different aspects of...

5th November issue

It’s strange being on the other side of the media. This week I took part in Radio Five Live’s breakfast show, alongside Richard Phillips from Phoenix...

7th May issue

The newly formed Drugs and Health Alliance are not the only ones to be calling for a complete rethink on drug strategy. This week they called...

19th November issue

‘Before all I had was an existence, but now I have a life that’s worth living,’ says Matt, who was six months into recovery when he...