10th September issue

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Nobody pretends that tackling gang culture is easy. Each new gang-related attack is reported as a sign that Britain’s young people are turning ghoulish overnight. Politicians flounder...

7th May issue

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The newly formed Drugs and Health Alliance are not the only ones to be calling for a complete rethink on drug strategy. This week they called...

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...

23rd April issue

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This week the new UK Drug Policy Commission launched – an event covered widely in the media. As newspapers used the opportunity to explore different aspects of...

3rd December issue

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Doing a review of the year makes the months flash past very quickly. But it also reminds you of how much headbanging goes on. (Not the...

16th July issue

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The heavy burden on carers hits home in our cover story, but the terrible edge to this grandmother’s story is that through all the hardship and...

24th September issue

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This morning one of our readers phoned up and discussed his experience of treatment. As he talked, he became increasingly frustrated when he considered the limited options...

30th July issue

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 ‘We have moved on from a polarised debate and single approaches to a balanced strategy focused on outcomes, based on evidence and delivered through partnership’, says home...

18th June issue

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It’s going to be difficult to get through to the drinker who doesn’t feel they’ve got a problem. The reasons why it’s bad to drink too...

19th November issue

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‘Before all I had was an existence, but now I have a life that’s worth living,’ says Matt, who was six months into recovery when he...

2nd July issue

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Release’s 40th anniversary conference last week gave a fascinating – and deeply disturbing – look back to the beginning of the ‘war on drugs’. The artist Caroline...

26th March issue

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There’s been an unwelcome chasm reopening between abstinence and maintenance in the last two years, Daren Garratt told the National Drug Treatment Conference last week – a...

15th January issue

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Welcome to our first issue of 2007! I hope you’ve found it easier to get back into routine than we have... After all that Christmas excess...

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...

12th February issue

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The most persistent strand running through our readers’ survey responses was alcohol, alcohol services, lack of money for alcohol. Putting all the pieces together, you get a...

22nd October issue

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Interviews pulling apart drug strategy are two a penny at the moment – inevitable as the consultation closes for the new strategy. But the interview on...

21st May issue

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 Whatever you feel about existing data collection systems – and we know that many of you feel very strongly that they have taken over your job...