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A big welcome to EDP and new services in Staffordshire and NE prisons

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EDP join Humankind as a subsidiary and two new services start in Staffordshire and the North East today.  

Nurses at risk from synthetic cannabinoid use in prisons

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The widespread use of synthetic cannabinoids like ‘spice’ in UK prisons is risking the health of nurses and other staff, according to the Royal...

Government seeks to address prisons crisis with extra staff

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Justice secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced funding to recruit 2,500 more prison officers as part of the government’s new prison safety and reform white...

What future for our prisons?

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With NPS problems making regular headlines and a general consensus that the system isn’t working, the UK’s prisons are in bad shape. David Gilliver reports...

Take-home naloxone in prisons

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Research consultant, Arun Sondhi, from the Centre for Public Innovation (CPI), talks to DDN about the findings of his latest research into take-home naloxone...

Drug use in prisons

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Promotional feature A new profile of drug use in prisons Mark Napier talks to DDN about the emergence of the complex problem of novel psychoactive substances, and...

Drug use in prisons

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No hiding place Efforts to stop drugs from being smuggled into prisons are failing – so why aren’t we tackling prisoners’ drug use through...

Drugs counselling in prisons

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First person Rev Peter Lolley trained as a drugs counsellor with the prison service. As he nears his retirement he shares his experience as a...

Family Support Worker

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DrugFam the national charity providing support to family, friends and carers affected by someone else's drug or alcohol misuse are recruiting a Family Support Worker...

Programmes Worker

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Would you like a meaningful career supporting people with addiction issues? Would you like a career where no day is the same? Are you proactive, resilient, resourceful...

Recovery Champion

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Warrington Pathways to Recovery has since 2007 been delivering comprehensive substance misuse treatment across both the community of Warrington and our two local prisons,...

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

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Change grow live Forth Valley are excited to invite applications for 2 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) posts. One post will be based in the community...

Health & Well Being Practitioner

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Would you like a meaningful career supporting people with addiction issues? Would you like a career where no day is the same? Are you proactive, resilient, resourceful...

Health and Wellbeing Nurse

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Would you like to work for an organisation that really cares about people? Do you want to feel valued in your role, and feel that...

High Intensity Therapist/CBT Therapist x2

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Are you passionate about the care and treatment of your clients?  Do you want to make a lasting difference and be part of somebody’s...

High Intensity Therapist/ CBT Therapist

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Are you passionate about the care and treatment of your clients?  Do you want to make a lasting difference and be part of somebody’s...

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

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Are you passionate about the care and treatment of your clients?  Do you want to make a lasting difference and be part of somebody’s...

Trainee Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

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Would you like a meaningful career supporting people with addiction issues? Would you like a career where no day is the same? Are you proactive, resilient, resourceful...

Health & Well Being Practitioner

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Would you like a meaningful career supporting people with addiction issues? Would you like a career where no day is the same? Are you proactive, resilient, resourceful...

Drug & Alcohol Practitioner

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Would you like a meaningful career supporting people with addiction issues? Want to be part of a social enterprise helping prisoners tackle their cycle of crime...

Support Worker

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Humankind are an established provider of substance misuse, health, young people and families, employment training and education and housing services. We are proud to...

Building Recovery Communities Coordinator

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Humankind are an established provider of substance misuse, health, young people and families, employment training and education and housing services. We are proud to...

Delphi Medical

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The Pavilion is a stunning residential drug and alcohol treatment centre situated in picturesque private grounds just outside Lancaster.

New helpline for prisoners released during pandemic

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A new free-phone helpline has opened for men and women in the North East who are being released from prison during the coronavirus crisis. The...

Scots widen availability of naloxone

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The Scottish Government has widened the availability of naloxone as part of a package of support for people affected by drug use during the...

Government’s coronavirus advice on protecting rough sleepers ‘inadequate’, says Crisis

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The government’s new COVID-19 guidance for hostels or day centres for people rough sleeping is inadequate and fails to include measures that would allow...

Heroin Assisted Treatment – A helping hand

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Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) is showing dramatic progress in transforming lives. DDN reports. ‘Life was shit. I would rob Peter to pay Paul. I’d cry...

CQC rates Delphi Good

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Winstone House in Blackpool, home of Blackpool’s ‘Horizon’ service offering support for alcohol, drugs and sexual health, has been awarded a rating of ‘Good’ by the CQC.

DDN 2020 Programme

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DDN Conference 2020 – 'It’s Not a Rehearsal!' Registration: 9.00am – 10am 10-10.15am Welcome to the conference and a commitment to tackle stigma with the help of...

Proportion of prisoners developing drug problem doubles in five years

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The proportion of prisoners who say they have developed a drug problem while in custody has doubled to almost 15 per cent since 2013-14,...

Review of the year 2019

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Cash strapped Christmas Battered by Brexit, the public went to the polls yet again. In the treatment sector, meanwhile, more long-established facilities are forced to...

Inside Out

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When delivering recovery services to prisoners, demonstrating impact is a complex but vital process, says Carwyn Gravell. Forward’s range of structured, abstinence-based treatment programmes (which...

Kenward Trust Residential Treatment

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The staff at Kenward Trust are dedicated to helping their residents transform their lives from the misery of addiction, homelessness and crime.

What a long strange trip it’s been

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When DDN launched way back in 2004 Tony Blair was prime minister, the NTA was just three years old, and the money was flowing...

Middlesbrough launches heroin-assisted treatment programme

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A pilot heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) programme is being launched in Middlesbrough, the local police and crime commissioner (PCC) has announced. The programme will concentrate...

Case dismissed

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Why are recommendations to improve custody-community transitions being routinely ignored when so many lives are at stake? DDN reports. As drug-related death rates continue to...

Thanks for Sharing

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Testing and treatment for hep C may have improved, but data sharing is lagging dangerously behind, warns a new LJWG report. Read the full article...

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Please find some information on advertising with DDN. DDN has been established for fourteen years and in addition to the print has 18,000 online readers...

A Tangled Web: drug purchasing on the darknet

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The ‘darknet’ online marketplace has experienced significant turbulence lately, affecting the availability of different drugs. Be ready for the impact, says Kevin Flemen.

Media Savvy

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The news, and the skews, in the national media   Michael Gove is a man who invites a number of opinions, a great deal of them unflattering, even...

Don’t release prisoners on a Friday, urges ACMD

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The UK’s prison services should take steps to avoid releasing prisoners with complex needs on Friday afternoons, says a new report from the Advisory...

Prison safety under threat from rising NPS use

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The rise in NPS use in prisons has had a serious impact on safety, with increasing rates of violence and self-harm, says the annual...

Phoenix Futures residential drug treatment

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This year we celebrate 50 years of life-changing work, marking this milestone offered us the opportunity to reflect on the impact that Phoenix has had on thousands of people’s lives.

Celebrating 50 years of Residential Services

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This year we celebrate 50 years of life-changing work, marking this milestone offered us the opportunity to reflect on the impact that Phoenix has had...

Senior Employment Coach

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Forward Trust are looking to appoint two Senior Employment Coaches to manage staff and deliver Information, Advice and Guidance and employability support to learners...

Senior Employment Coach

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Forward Trust are looking to appoint two Senior Employment Coaches to manage staff and deliver Information, Advice and Guidance and employability support to learners...

Group Facilitator

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Change Grow Live North East Prisons Drug and Alcohol Recovery team provides a range of evidence based interventions for those experiencing difficulties with drugs...

Local authorities failing to provide sufficient naloxone

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The amounts of naloxone being provided by local councils and prisons are ‘extremely limited’, warns a new report from Release. While all but three...

Countdown to hep C eradication

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NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left...

Harm reduction worldwide has ‘stalled’, warns HRI

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The number of countries providing harm reduction initiatives has stalled in the last two years, according to Harm Reduction International’s (HRI) Global state of...

Driving Change

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The theme of this year’s Hit Hot Topics conference was ‘The Road Ahead’. As each speaker began to explore the theme, it became obvious...

Beyond the gate

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Prisons have a unique opportunity to introduce a life-saving naloxone strategy, so is the message getting through? DDN reports. Naloxone saves lives, and for people...

At the cutting edge

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DDN looks back at a year that saw cuts continue to bite, deaths continue to rise, ‘county lines’ become headline news – and a...

Prisoners dying ‘preventable deaths’ because of NPS, says ombudsman

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Prisoners are dying ‘preventable deaths – particularly as a result of the alarming levels of drug abuse in jails’, says the annual report of the...

Giving the best chance

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This year’s NHSSMPA conference was dedicated to creating lasting behaviour change, as DDN reports. Read the full report in October's DDN Magazine ‘How can we give...

‘A third’ of HMP Birmingham prisoners using drugs

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Drug testing suggested that a third of prisoners in HMP Birmingham are using illicit drugs, according to a prison inspectors’ report, while one in...

Drugs behind ‘huge increase’ in prison violence

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A ‘huge increase’ in violence across the prison estate has taken place in the last five years, according to the latest annual report from...

High risk strategy

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Failure to provide naloxone at the point of release for most prisoners is putting lives at risk, says John Jolly. Read this article in DDN Those...

Your shout!

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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...

Bang for your buck

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The launch of the ‘Decency, safety, security’ strategy for prisons was greeted with mixed reactions by the Drugs, Alcohol, and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group....

Letters to the editor – June issue

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Downward spiral I applaud Ms Durjava’s sensitive and respectful study of heroin users in prison (DDN, May, page 6). Government drug strategies invariably talk negatively...

The Fear Inside

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A study of people who used heroin in prison gives vital clues on reaching out to this significant and vulnerable cohort. Lana Durjava shares...

Media Savvy

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The news, and the skews, in the national media   Medical students need to learn, in a compassionate way, about the particular challenges of treating patients...

Partner up

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Co-production and partnership working can help organisations thrive in troubled times. DDN hears from the MD of Equinox Care and Penrose Criminal Justice Services,...

A moral imperative

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One year on, an alliance of 13 NHS trusts is gaining momentum in addressing the failings of the sector and developing more effective pathways...

There’s something in the heroin

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Claire Gilbert, Tony Margetts, Gilda Nunez, Bryony Sedgwick and Tim Allison describe their response to the emergence of fentanyl and carfentanil in their local...

Hep C: An end in sight?

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Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean...

Risks of pregabalin and gabapentin

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Death rates have risen dramatically for prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin. Let’s be aware of the risks, says Clare Kingsbury-Bell. Drug-related deaths linked to pregabalin...

Sarah Newton MP comments on the new drug strategy

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The new drug strategy represents a 'balanced approach' to enforcement and support, says Sarah Newton, minister for crime, safeguarding and vulnerability. The shocking pictures of people using ‘spice’...

On a mission to cure hep C

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Curing hepatitis C has become a reality and makes sense for the public purse as well as public health. So let’s get on with...

Springboard to success

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RAPt’s apprenticeship programme is helping people to use their experience of addiction to get back into work, as Nathan Motherwell explains. Since 2013 RAPt have...

Creating a future

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Prison can be an opportunity to change deep-rooted behav­iour and begin to flourish, say the team at Addaction tell DDN. ‘I have learnt that the crime...

Prison perspectives

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A first-person account of nearly a decade at the frontline of prison substance misuse services. Last year I resigned from my position as a service...

PHE launches online NPS monitoring tool

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A new national system to monitor the effects of NPS has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) and the Medicines and Healthcare products...

Decriminalise possession to ease prison crisis, say Lib Dems

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The Liberal Democrats have called for the possession of drugs for personal use to be decriminalised as a way of easing the overcrowding problem...

Power of ten

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The opening session of the tenth DDN service user conference, One Life, mixed stark reflections on drug-related deaths and budget cuts with powerful exhortations...

Durham police to offer heroin-assisted treatment

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Durham Constabulary is planning to become the first police force in England to offer heroin-assisted treatment to problem drug users. Under the proposals, people whose...

Government unveils ‘landmark’ prison and courts bill

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

A matter of conviction

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Tony Margetts looks at whether prison reform is heading in the right direction. For all the wrong reasons prisons are in the news. Hardly a week...

Across the great divide

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Contemplating a landscape of change and fear, HIT Hot Topics speakers called for solidarity. DDN reports. ‘When we meet someone, we ask what music they...

Deaths in prison hit record levels

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Last year saw a record 354 deaths in prison custody, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice – an increase of nearly 100...

A place to connect: Addaction’s two-day conference

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Addaction’s two-day conference addressed emotional wellbeing while celebrating the value of shared experience, as DDN reports. ‘Learn, share, connect and celebrate,’ urged David Badcock, Addaction’s...

A round-up of national news: November 2016

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OPIUM UP Afghan opium production has soared by 43 per cent compared to 2015 levels, according to UNODC’s latest Afghanistan opium survey. The increase –...

Naloxone outreach – Reaching out

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Now that naloxone is officially ‘out there’, CGL are among those searching for the people most in need of it. DDN reports on their...

Remembering Darren Walters

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Colleagues pay tribute to a worker who used his experience to help those in trouble. Tributes have been paid to charity worker Darren Walters, who...

Round-up of National News, October

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QUITTING TIME The smoking rate in England has fallen to its lowest ever level, at below 17 per cent, according to figures from PHE. Last...

Rodrigo Duterte’s punishing regime

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The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has been taking the ‘war on drugs’ to extremes that have shocked the world. DDN asks what,...

National News, September 2016

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END THE KILLINGS UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov has condemned the ‘apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing’ of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines by president...

Letters July/August 2016

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DDN welcomes your Letters   Please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com, or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, 57 High Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 8SG....

What next for prison reform?

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The recent Prisons Bill promised the biggest shake-up of prisons since the Victorian era (DDN, June, page 5). At a VolteFace event in London,...

Reforming zeal

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The Queen’s Speech saw the government announce a major shake-up of the prison system. DDN hears from a former governor about what sort of...

Government unveils major prison reforms

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Sweeping reforms of the prison system were announced as part of last month’s Queen’s Speech, including the establishment of six autonomous ‘reform prisons’. Governors...

Media savvy

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The new law to ban legal highs will fail because proving psychoactivity requires expensive testing of the substances in specialised laboratories, and there is...

A round-up of National News

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LONG-TERM TOLL Alcohol-related admission rates are falling for the under-40s but rising among over-65s, according to the latest local alcohol profiles from PHE, with the...

Government unveils major prison reforms

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The government has announced sweeping reforms of the prison system as part of the Queen’s Speech, including the establishment of six autonomous ‘reform prisons’....

False economies

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Is the focus on recovery undermining a highly skilled workforce? As Neil McKeganey said in 2010 (in Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice), if you...

Barriers to work

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Last July the government asked Dame Carol Black to conduct an independent review into the challenges of getting and staying in work for people...

Different wavelengths

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The countdown to the Psychoactive Substances Act has been marked by controversy. Kit Caless shares debate from Addaction’s recent conference Last month, the Psychoactive Substances Act...

Put on the spot

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Launching his new monthly Behind the stats column for DDN, Russell Webster looks at the inventive business of getting drugs into prison I always remember...

Prison staff overwhelmed by NPS crisis

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Health staff at a large Nottinghamshire prison risk being ‘overwhelmed’ by the demands of treating people seriously affected by use of new psychoactive substances...

Picture This

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The day’s opening session heard a range of passionate presentations on the theme of getting your message across ‘I didn’t know how long I’d had hep...

Tough measures

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Kit Caless examines some of the issues behind the rush to outlaw new psycho­active substances (NPS) The third reading of the Psychoactive Substances Bill took...

News in brief

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Bill blasted An early day motion on the Psychoactive Substances Bill has been tabled by Paul Flynn MP. ‘This House regrets the depth of scientific...

Dark days review of the year 2015

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There wasn’t very much to celebrate in 2015, a year that saw both England and Scotland record their highest ever number of drug-related fatalities,...

DDN Information

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Potent cannabinoid use

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Reinventing cannabis Why are ‘risky’ and ‘unpleasant’ new versions of cannabis replacing the real thing? Adam Winstock shares findings from the Global Drug Survey. For the last...

Psychoactive Substances Bil

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Psychoactive Substances Bill must be re-worded, warns ACMD The Psychoactive Substances Bill should be re-worded to ensure the legislation is effective, enforceable and does not...

National news from the substance misuse field

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A round-up of national news – September 2015 Black books The government has reignited the debate over whether benefit entitlement should be linked to accepting treatment, with...

Comment from the substance misuse sector

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Letters and comment DDN welcomes your Letters Please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com, or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, 57 High Street, Ashford, Kent TN24...

Psychoactive Substances Bill

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Psychoactive Substances Bill must be re-worded, warns ACMD The Psychoactive Substances Bill should be re-worded to ensure the legislation is effective, enforceable and does not...

Comment from the substance misuse sector

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Letters and comment  DDN welcomes your Letters Please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com, or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, 57 High Street, Ashford, Kent...

The Naloxone Action Group

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Keep nagging on naloxone, says the naloxone action Group DDN listened to a lively lunchtime meeting of The Naloxone Action Group (NAG) at the RCGP...

UK drug policy

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Get real The government’s drug policies are not grounded in reality, says law student Alice Gambell Reading the government’s annual review of its 2010 drugs strategy,...

No hiding place

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Efforts to stop drugs from being smuggled into prisons are failing – so why aren’t we tackling prisoners’ drug use through universal testing, argues...

Off the record

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A frontline drug worker, once a service user himself, warns against being taken in by the politicians’ promises  I grew up in a northern town...

News in brief

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Cocaine cutting agents More than 50 different cutting agents have been identified in cocaine, including some that can cause ‘serious medical harm’, according to an...

Comment from the drug and alcohol field

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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,...

Homepage News Tab

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Read our round-up of what's happening across the UK International Overdose Awareness Day The 31st August 2016 marks International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held...

NPS penalties for prisoners

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Grayling announces tough NPS penalties for prisoners People found smuggling or using new psychoactive substances (NPS) in prison will face a new range of punitive...

Local news from the substance misuse field

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DDN takes a look at local news from the substance misuse field across the country Self-harm help goes mobile A new app has been launched...

New psychoactive substances

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Psychoactive challenge New psychoactive substances don’t show up in mandatory prison drug tests and their use level in jails appears to be soaring, with worrying...

The main man

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One of the key figures in the story of drug treatment in England, ex-NTA head Paul Hayes talks to David Gilliver for DDN’s tenth anniversary issue.  Paul...

My, how you’ve changed!

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What has the past decade meant to you and your role? What have been the most significant changes to the sector? And what will...

Media savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? DDN’s round-up of what’s being said in the national papers  The economic commoditisation of human pain is dangerously close to victim-blaming. Such...

Media savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? DDN’s round-up of what’s being said in the national papers  We do not want drug legalisation by the back door. But at...

Catching the wave

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'A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make their nations sick. And sick nations make for sick storytellers.’ Ben...

Through the gate

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Sue Reynolds, the clinical lead of sub­stance misuse at HMP Littlehey, tells DDN about joining the growing number of prisons to introduce a life-saving...

News in brief

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Lengthy process The Scottish Government’s plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol have been referred to the EU’s Court of Justice in the...
Ron Dougan Trent Housing talks about the rle of housing in residential drug treatment

Home front

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Housing association chief executive Ron Dougan tells DDN's David Gilliver about the close links his organisation has established with the treatment sector, and how...

A place to thrive

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  Recovery should mean focusing on what is strong, not what is wrong – and that’s where the ABCD approach comes in, says Rebecca Daddow  Like...

Flying the flag

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Make It Happen!’s opening session heard from representatives of three service user-driven organisations ‘I’m a recovering addict,’ Sophie Strachan of Positively UK told delegates at...

Room at the table?

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‘I will never make apologies for being emotive about something that affects us all,’ said Noreen Oliver MBE, opening Creating Recovery, The Recovery Group...

Make It Happen! programme

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What’s on the programme 9.00am-10.00am: Registration and refreshments 10.00am-11.15am: Opening session. Welcome – Neil Hunt sets the scene with a call for direct action. Members of DISC’s peer-led...

United we stand

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Jonathan Munro tells DDN about the pioneering partnership working happening among prisons in the North East.  The prison partnership is a new venture formed in...

News in brief

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HIV action A new three-year HIV prevention programme has been backed by the leaders of all 33 London boroughs, with more than £3m allocated to...

Hepatitis C ‘grossly under-prioritised’, warns charity

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Just 3 per cent of people infected with hepatitis C are treated each year, despite it being curable, says a new report from the...

Your letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The December issue of DDN will be out on 2 December — make sure you send letters and comments...

Why isn’t more being done to tackle hep C?

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A new report is calling for hepatitis C to be prioritised as a major health inequalities issue by Public Health England, the NHS and...

Hepatitis C ‘grossly under-prioritised’, warns charity

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Just 3 per cent of people infected with hepatitis C are treated each year, despite it being curable, says a new report from the...

Homepage Features Tab

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Don’t miss any of the latest magazine features Going Public The UK’s public health bodies have added their voices to the call for decriminalisation.     Cry For Help Painkiller...

Safe from harm

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Last month saw the 23rd International Harm Reduction Conference take place in Lithuania. DDN reports on a gathering of activists, policy makers and service...

Lines of communication

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HRI executive director Rick Lines has been making the case for a human rights-based approach to vulnerable populations for more than two decades. He...

5th November issue

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It’s strange being on the other side of the media. This week I took part in Radio Five Live’s breakfast show, alongside Richard Phillips from Phoenix...

29th January issue

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‘As a GP in Reading 20 years ago, I only came across one or two sex workers,’ Dr Stephen Pick told me. The picture now is...

News focus

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What effect will payment by results have on the probation service? DDN hears reactions to the government’s controversial Transforming rehabilitation plans. ‘Radical reforms to the way...

News in brief

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Mixed results The overall performance of the drug and alcohol Payment by Results (PbR) pilots has been ‘mixed’ so far, according to a report from...

27th July issue

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Time for change Could a criminal justice overhaul be on the cards? Criminal justice issues affect all of us in one way or another – which...

Kaleidoscope’s – The Big Debate

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Chaired by Adele Blakebrough, The Big Debate was the evening event of Kaleidoscope’s conference on women’s issues. The panel included politicians – Kirstie Williams,...

DrugFAM

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    DrugFAM provide support to those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. They offer services such as weekly groups, both email and telephone support,...

Committee calls for royal commission on drug policy

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The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has called for a royal commission on UK drug policy to be set up in its Drugs:...

Survival strategies

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  Annette Dale-Perera talks to David Gilliver about the challenges facing NHS treatment providers, and how the sector should be responding to a new era Annette...

Establish royal commission on drug policy, says select committee

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The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has called for a royal commission on UK drug policy to be set up in its Drugs:...

Soapbox

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Entry point   Harm reduction services are the door to recovery and must be protected, says Michelle Judge A nationwide network of needle exchanges has been a...

Shifting sands – 2012 according to DDN

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While the frequently hot-tempered harm reduction/abstinence debate that had characterised previous years finally appeared to be morphing into something more measured, 2012 still saw the sector...

It’s where you’re at…

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Harm reduction should be about ‘meeting people where they’re at’, according to the recent HIT Hot topics conference. Jamie Bridge reports.     Last month HIT hosted...

Liberty to change

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Philadelphia is aiming to live up to its ‘city of brotherly love’ motto by fully integrating its substance and mental health services to provide...

May issue

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Road to ruin? Challenging the governments recovery road map The government’s ‘roadmap’ for a recovery-based treatment system has rung alarm bells with many respected...

April issue

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Family Ties – services can gain much from sticking together With everyone feeling so cash strapped at the moment, it’s good to hear about genuinely...

July issue

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 Inside learning Time for a critical look at our prisons  AT FIRST GLANCE you might wonder why we’ve devoted most of this issue to reports about...

9 October Issue 2006

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In this issue: Once again this country’s prisons have been declared at bursting point this week, to the point where we’re looking at shipping prisoners abroad or...

DDN 27 February Issue 2006

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  At a prison conference in Leicester this month, colleagues from all areas of the prison and probation services, and those who work with them, declared their need...