Ground-breaking recovery research focuses on families

‘What does recovery from addiction look like for families?’ is the subject of a ground-breaking research project from Adfam and Sheffield Hallam University’s Helena...

Government to opt out of EU directive on new drugs

The UK government will opt out of the European Commission’s proposals for a directive and other regulation on new psychoactive substances, it has announced. The...

Huge increase in alcohol-related liver disease in under 30s

 The number of hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease in people under 30 has risen dramatically in the last decade, according to figures from...

Scotland records highest ever drug deaths  

Scotland has yet again recorded its highest ever number of drug-related deaths, at 934. The 2017 figure is 8 per cent up on the...

News Focus

Do emerging drug use trends in parts of London’s gay scene risk creating a new health crisis? - DDN reports on the National Aids Trust’s...

Government unveils ‘landmark’ prison and courts bill

The government has published its prison and courts bill, which it says will pave the way for the ‘biggest overhaul of prisons in a...

Government backs plain tobacco packaging

The government has announced that it backs the public health case for introducing standardised packaging of tobacco, with MPs set to vote on the...

Local news

Anti-overdose scheme sees success More than 500 people have been trained to administer naloxone by Addaction’s Recovery Partnership, preventing heroin overdoses in Coventry and Warwickshire. ‘Naloxone...

Local news from the substance misuse field

Cornwall service users celebrate life skills Service users in Cornwall have successfully completed a new accredited course, ‘life skills in action’. The course, designed by Cornwall...

Scots consider methadone evidence

The Scottish Government has commissioned an independent expert group to ‘objectively consider the evidence’ supporting the role of opiate replacement therapy in treating problematic...