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Helping families of former members of the UK Armed Forces

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Family Force A new project is reaching out to families of former members of the UK Armed Forces with substance use problems, as Rob Stebbings...

Letters to the editor – March issue

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DDN welcomes your letters. Please email the editor or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, Romney House, School Road, Ashford, Kent TN27 0LT. Letters...

Duterte removes police from drug war

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Controversial Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has removed the country’s police force from its lead role in his violent crackdown on drugs, the Philippine government...

July/August 2017

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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...

Battle lines

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For many ex-service personnel the transition to civilian life can be a struggle, and it’s all too tempting to turn to the bottle to...

Letters and comment from the drug and alcohol sector

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The DDN letters and comments page, where you can have your say about the drug and alcohol sector. To be included in the next magazine,...

A fighting chance

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Military veterans do not tend to do well in traditional treatment settings. Jacquie Johnston-Lynch explains how Tom Harrison House is tackling the challenges head on  I...

December 2014

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In this month’s issue of DDN… 'Alcohol misuse has been an inescapable way of life for many who have served in the armed forces… The...

Latin American states consider consequences of drug reform

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Tackling the drug problem requires a ‘multifaceted’ and flexible approach, as well as a conviction to ‘maintain unity in the midst of diversity’, according...

October issue

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Frontline support – uniting to find the hidden harm Many services commissioned by local authorities failed to ask if the individual accessing them had served...

October issue

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GI Blues Many services commissioned by local authorities failed to ask if the individual accessing them had served within the armed forces. This comment from...

Media Savvy: the news, and the skews, in the national media

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On drugs, like so many people on drugs, Britain is predictable, embarrassing and stuck in the past. Occasionally some bold public figure will admit...

working it out

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Four lively workshops saw delegates debate healthcare, user groups, media and enterprise.  Doctor’s orders. The right to treatment workshop heard from GPs and service users on...