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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....