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 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...

July/August 2017

How long have we needed to hear that drug and alcohol problems are not the 'add-on'? Problematic substance use rarely travels alone. The body of...

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 October 2017

‘Learn what you can. Try to get vulnerable.’ We talk so readily about the science of addiction – dopamine receptors, the way our brains are...

DDN December 2017

'Disinvestment in harm reduction is deeply damaging' As 2017 draws to a close we look back at a year of diminishing budgets and record drug-related deaths....