February issue

Two-way street  – service user involvement gives a chance to engage When a Bournemouth theatre looked at putting on an educational play about addiction, the...

November issue

   A Rising Tide ‘We are struggling to meet the levels of demand… we feel “rushed off our feet”… we realise we’re only scratching the surface...

January issue

Treatment first – why prison should always be the last resort The difficulties of accessing appropriate treatment are acknowledged in NOMS’ recent review of Drug Rehabilitation...

August issue

Life-saving stuff Nearly 3,500 naloxone take-home kits have been issued in Scotland over the past year, giving the chance of emergency treatment for overdose that...

October issue

Frontline support – uniting to find the hidden harm Many services commissioned by local authorities failed to ask if the individual accessing them had served...

December issue

   What about me? The Families First conference was our big chance to listen and learn from families (page 8), but it also gave an opportunity...

May issue

Road to ruin? Challenging the governments recovery road map The government’s ‘roadmap’ for a recovery-based treatment system has rung alarm bells with many respected...

September issue

A grand day out How did Glasgow's drug and alcohol services join together to strengthen their pull on the community? Read our cover story and...

April issue

Family Ties – services can gain much from sticking together With everyone feeling so cash strapped at the moment, it’s good to hear about genuinely...