September 2016

Research shows that Korsakoff’s syndrome can occur in many dependent drinkers, yet the condition is rarely acknowledged and understood. Glenn Barnett explains the syndrome,...

July and August 2016

‘Experiencing significant trauma in childhood considerably increases the risk of misusing drugs/and or alcohol. 'Research tells us that our early life experience programmes the brain...

June 2016

We’re all too familiar with the revolving door to prison. Now it seems that prison culture is to be reformed from the top, with...

May 2016

There was plenty of expectation around UNGASS – result of a 20- year wait for a global drug policy summit meeting – with a...

April 2016 DDN

Thirty years after his graphic harm reduction campaigns burst onto the scene, Michael Linnell’s work still has the capacity to shock. Is it the...

March DDN 2016

Our speakers at Get the Picture, our ninth service user involvement conference, underlined how engagement was everything. You can read all about the event...

February 2016

In this month's issue of DDN... New report – new action? Over-50s are the focus of a new report on harmful drinking, with a new report...