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Via and Brio Leisure launch new Swap to Stop scheme in...

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Via is partnering with Brio Leisure to provide Swap to Stop for people who attend Via’s drug and alcohol support service in Cheshire West...

Nitazenes – new drugs, new risks

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A BBC investigation has found that dozens of illegal suppliers are advertising nitazenes openly on the internet and sending them in the post from...

Alcohol-specific deaths 2022: supporting those who have lost their loved ones

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Behind familiar reporting of the latest rise in alcohol-related deaths, lies the less well known story of the bereavements these deaths entail for those...

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The home front

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PTSD Resolution is a charity established in 2009 to provide free, prompt and effective therapy for forces veterans, reservists, and their families (DDN, April,...
Chemsex feature DDN

From struggle to strength

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One man’s involvement in the London chemsex scene led him into addiction and prison. Now he’s set up a chemsex lifeline to help others,...

On track

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In prison settings, addiction, substance misuse, mental health issues, self-harm and violence are unfortunately all too common. Self-tracking tools provide a way for people...

A dangerous game

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We’ve written before in this column about the challenges faced by people dependent on benzodiazepines (DDN, July/August 2023, page 18). At a time when...

Suspected Scottish drug deaths up 7 per cent on same quarter...

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There were 320 suspected drug deaths in Scotland in the first three months of this year, according to provisional figures from Police Scotland. The...

Six new nitazenes detected in ‘rapidly evolving’ European drug market last...

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Six of the seven new synthetic opioids reported for the first time to the EU Early Warning System (EWS) last year were nitazenes, according...

Your Story

Meet the runners: Harry’s marathon journey with WithYou

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Meet Harry, who will be running the 2024 London Marathon in aid of WithYou. The WithYou marathon team, made up of fourteen people, has been...

A path to recovery: Kelly shares her recovery story

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'I can't change anything that happened but it's not what defines me - today is what defines me.” From spending £300 a day on...

Turning the page, WithYou: Steven’s Story

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Steven shares the story of his journey to recovery with support from WithYou. 'Recovery isn’t just about stopping, it’s also about what comes after stopping.' Raised...

Rehab Spotlights

Treating addiction and transforming lives at Broadway Lodge

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Broadway Lodge is one of the leading and most respected abstinence-based addiction treatment centres in the UK. Since 1974, our multidisciplinary team have helped to...

Abbeycare – tailoring recovery and support to each individual’s needs

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Overcoming dependence on alcohol or drugs usually requires finding professional help, particularly for people who have a longer-term relationship with substances or those who’ve...

Birchwood @ Kaleidoscope House – a beautiful place to recover

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Our service Birchwood @ Kaleidoscope House is a purpose-built facility set in over 9 acres of beautiful grounds at Heswall, Wirral, designed to provide the...