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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3rd December issue

Doing a review of the year makes the months flash past very quickly. But it also reminds you of how much headbanging goes on. (Not the...

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...

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...

18th June issue

It’s going to be difficult to get through to the drinker who doesn’t feel they’ve got a problem. The reasons why it’s bad to drink too...