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Magazine Archive 2009

29th June issue

One way, or another Let’s make sure we spend on treatment that works. Of course it makes sense to spend money on what works, and this...

12th January issue

See you in Brum! (If we can tear ourselves away from the new website) A happy new year to you, and this month brings us to...

15th June issue

Keep listening Why the minister must stay in touch with his troops. If the enthusiasm and commitment of those involved were a guarantee of success, then...

1st June issue

What’s up doc? Being an ‘agent of change’ is not the easiest job. The SMMGP conference – the event for Substance Misuse Management in General Practice...

16th November issue

Off the scale The Prof Nutt row is obscuring the real issues. The row over sacking Professor David Nutt has become intensely personal, to the point...

18th May issue

When credit’s due Small steps could help cash in on long-term results ‘Because of small and avoidable money problems, people’s treatment either stalled or stopped.’ This statement...

Closing the gaps Services must link to provide a stronger net. ‘We asked for help and ended up blamed.’ Sue Foreman’s story gives harrowing insight into...

4th May issue

Life and death Harm reduction at international level goes beyond choice One slightly built young woman trembled on the platform at the International Harm Reduction Conference. She...

19th October issue

Unhealed wounds When to call for more than a sticking plaster. The statistics relating to frequency of sexual abuse are horrifying in their own right. But...

6th April issue

Back to our roots Why sustaining growth is a personal business. With all this talk of recession threatening to get us down, it’s time to focus...

5th October issue

Beyond the squeeze Don’t let recession kill the drive to innovate. Innovating in times of uncertainty can be a pretty tall order, particularly if management is...

23rd March issue

Voicing choices One day in Birmingham – and we were all ears. There’s a lot in this issue and it’s been hard work to put together...

21st September issue

Trial by public The importance of not playing to the gallery At this year’s DDN/Alliance service user involvement conference back in January, one of our speakers reported...

9th March issue

Culture of ideas Inspiration or madness? Variety is the spice of life! Looking at our letters page this issue reminds me why I enjoy working on...

7th September issue

A bar too far? Employers could think twice about hiring ex-users Welcome to our first issue after the summer break – it’s good to be back!...

23rd February issue

New ideas for old Try something new... but remember what already works. Hunting through the woods blindfolded while pretending to be a wolf sounded pretty daft...

9th February issue

Voicing choices Our second service user gathering was even livelier! If you came to Birmingham for our Voices for Choices conference last week, thank you for...

13th July issue

Goal of recovery Kicking the habit with sheer enthusiasm. What does ‘recovery’ mean to you? Come on, you must have an opinion – it’s been the...

26th January issue

On the lookout Can we always see the obvious routes to improvement? A story in the papers this week reported that surgeons would be required to...