22nd September issue

Talking Frankly Shock, horror... humans behind the Home Office helpline! Before talking to John, who works as an advisor on the FRANK helpline, I associated the...

8th September issue

Drink up, stay real Can public health really come from the other side of the bar? Effects of harmful drinking are all too plain in this...

28th July issue

Disingenuous? Moi? DDN is what it is... a receptacle for other people’s ideas A question about editorial control was put to me this week: should DDN...

14th July issue

Harness the energy User groups are rightly passionate about what they do By the time I got in touch with Dave Stork to interview him about...

30th June issue

Come on, out with it! Why open debate can only be healthy for this field Reading about Jane’s experience as she walked into a family support...

16th June issue

Redefining recovery Can the drug and alcohol field agree on a definition? We’ve got an interesting question for you this issue: can you redefine what recovery...

2nd June issue

Taking a global snapshot Why harm reduction must focus on the public health challenge. BECOMING IMMERSED in an international harm reduction conference is quite an intense...

19th May issue

If you are born into an addicted family and spend your childhood in and out of dealers’ houses, how likely are you to escape a life...

5th May issue

Talking to Tony in the warmth of the Brighton Conference Centre I asked him how he coped with homelessness, during his eight years on the streets. ‘I...

21st April issue

Are residential treatment centres up to scratch? In explaining the new star rating system, David Finney mentions that the drug and alcohol sector performs better than most...