DDN April 2017

‘We need to understand the risks of Xanax and the culture behind it’ It’s never easy to weigh up the level of drug risk based...

DDN February 2017

Welcome to our latest issue! ‘The situation requires a real shake-up in the way we engage’ ‘We begin to categorise and stigmatise without even realising it,’ said...

DDN November 2017

‘It’s unsurprising that staff are feeling demotivated’ A commissioner said to me this week, ‘We need to know what the evidence is, see good practice,...

DDN June 2017

‘Most drug-related deaths are of people not in treatment’ By the end of this week the next government will have been chosen – and who knows,...

DDN March 2017

‘One of the strongest messages was a simple one: isolation kills’  We had to make drug-related deaths the focus of this year’s conference. The room...

DDN September 2017

‘As we celebrate recovery, let’s credit harm reduction’ As we enter ‘recovery month’ there’s no better time to reinforce harm reduction – the route...

DDN May 2017

‘Who can offer the political leadership the sector needs?' Hogwash and purdah – it’s election season again and where is the long-awaited drug strategy? The...