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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...

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...

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Your views are welcome! Please email your letter to the editor to be published in our next issue, using letter for publication as the...

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Please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com, or post them to DDN, CJ Wellings Ltd, Romney House, School Road, Ashford, Kent TN27 0LT. Letters may be edited...

Your letters in the April 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 may be edited...

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...

Letters to the editor – Feb issue

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Quadruple bypass America’s opioid epidemic has been big news for a while now, but amongst all the headlines and documentaries and think pieces one issue...

We welcome your letters

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DDN welcomes your letters for publication. Please email the editor, claire@cjwellings.com, or post them to DDN at Romney House, School Road, Ashford, Kent TN27...

Responses to the new drug strategy

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A new drug strategy was released by the Home Office on 14 July – here are some responses and we will add more as...

Letters and comment

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We welcome your letters and comment. Please send your feedback to articles – as well as your thoughts on any aspect of your work or personal...

Send us your letters!

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We love receiving your letters at DDN. Please send your thoughts and ideas relating to any aspect of your work or personal experience – as well as your...

DDN welcomes your letters…

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We'd love to hear your views – on topics raised in the magazine, or on any other subject related to your work in the...

Letters and Comment from DDN’s December issue

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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....

Letters and Comment from DDN’s November Issue

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

Resonating issues

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The Resonance Factor is a new model that puts accountability – and empowerment – centre stage, says Kenneth Robinson There is nothing special about substance...

Peer-led progress

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Since founding Dear Albert four years ago, Jon Roberts has focused on developing recovery communities through peer-led interventions. He shares the latest exciting developments... It’s...

Moral Failure

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When will we start listening to the evidence, asks Prof David Nutt ‘What are the prospects for an evidence-based drugs policy?’ Prof David Nutt was asked...

The Third Way

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At a recent Volte Face/DDN event in London, Johann Hari interviewed Maia Szalavitz about her newly published thoughts on addiction. This is an extract from...

Reasons to be cheerful

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 Paul Hayes is determinedly upbeat in the aftermath of Brexit The country currently has no government, no prime minister, no opposition, no friends, and may...

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,...

Letters and comment, June 2016

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Lethal label Difficult though the challenge of the emergence of new substances is proving, and whether or not you agree with the recent legislation, I...

Letters, May 2016

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Bull at a gate The ‘raging bull’ cover (March issue and Colin Miller-Hoare’s letter, April, page 12) was exactly what was needed to express the...

Media savvy

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The Psychoactive Substances Act should have become law today, but its implementation has been delayed while ministers work out what they have banned… The...

View from the coalface

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The work can be demanding and draining – so why do it? Keith Stevenson shares the highs and lows of working at the Mulberry Community Project I...

Recovery Capital

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New government funding of £10m has just been awarded to drug and alcohol services ‘committed towards improving recovery outcomes’ across England – capital funding that...

Voice on the stairwell

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The launch of Collective Voice saw the group emphasising their commitment to service users. ‘It’s Important that our Service Users inform our services,’ said Lord...

Get real

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Losing her daughter to an accidental overdose made Anne-Marie Cockburn determined to campaign for the realistic drugs education that could have saved Martha. She...

Media savvy

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The news, and the skews, in the national media...   There is no perfect template for reform. Different countries have had vastly different experiences. Culture, fashion,...

Media savvy

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Drug abuse and HIV continue to present profound challenges to the health of gay people, but a climate of moral panic and blaming the...

Cold caller

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A craving is the salesperson we can choose to ignore, says Chris Robin It’s a fact that a craving has to strike before a person...

First impressions

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The pressure to collect data from new clients should not replace essential rapport, says Shahroo Izadi Emerging Horizons’ facilitators often begin training by asking delegates...

Comment from the substance misuse sector

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Letters and comments 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...

Drug and alcohol in the news

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Media savvy The news and views from the national media If the Lib Dems have any function now, it’s on issues such as drug decriminalisation, child...

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...

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...

Comment from the substance misuse sector

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Cheers… Thank you for organising the national service user involvement conference. It certainly was a day to remember and could not have come at a...

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,...

Female friendly services

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Women first Lisa Goodall and Caryn Smith tell DDN how the North Ayrshire Council Addiction Services (NACAS) changed parts of their service to support women It...

The news and views from the national media

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Media savvy Legalisation would no doubt suit places such as Vancouver, New York or Liverpool. But how would it work in wretched barrios around the cities...

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,...

Media savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? DDN’s round-up of what’s being said in the national papers   Parliament’s response to this week’s report on the 1971 Misuse of Drugs...

Media savvy

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Who's been saying what? The state can only do so much. Most of us aren’t alcoholics. We just drink too much. With every drink, we make...

Letters

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We welcome your letters... Please email them to the editor, claire@cjwellings.com or post them to 57 High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3NH. Letters may be edited for space...

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...

Letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 3 November — make sure you...

Letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 3 November — make sure you...

The golden key

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Working with people who use drugs is a multidisciplinary landscape with key workers at its heart, says Dr Steve Brinksman For the past six months...

Letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 8 September — make sure you...

Media savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? DDN’s round-up of what’s being said in the national papers    When laws are widely flouted they cease to be laws and instead...

Media Savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? DDN’s round-up of what’s being said in the national papers I’m wholly on the side of senior nurses who, at their annual...

letters 7 july

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 7 July — make sure you...

Letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 7 July — make sure you...

Exporting the disease

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Lise Reckee brings a Scandinavian perspective to the debate about the 12-step model I am writing in support of Stanton Peele’s exceptional wisdom and freedom...

Media savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? DDN’s round-up of what’s being said in the national papers Unless you have a young male family member who is repeatedly stopped...

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 sad fact is that when any drug is found to be...

Letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 2 June — make sure you...

Opening doors

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Drug treatment within custody needs an overhaul, says Alan Rushmore  Drug treatment in prison lacks consistency and is over-burdened and over-complicated by assessment. It need...

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 ONS advises a certain degree of caution when it comes to...

Letters

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The DDN letters page, where you can have your say. The next issue of DDN will be out on 5 May — make sure you...