2nd June issue

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Taking a global snapshot Why harm reduction must focus on the public health challenge. BECOMING IMMERSED in an international harm reduction conference is quite an intense...

10th March issue

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The new ten-year drug strategy’s out – and yes, it’s a serious business. There’s some essential paperwork to prove it: not just the detailed strategy itself,...

14th July issue

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Harness the energy User groups are rightly passionate about what they do By the time I got in touch with Dave Stork to interview him about...

20th October issue

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Harnessing energy Why old tricks often work best in the internet age There’s a different energy at local events compared to national ones. Maybe it’s because...

6th October issue

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Wars of words How can you fight a war with nonsense? There’s some tough talk on the ‘drug war’ in this issue, and we make no...

December 2008

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17th November 2008 Issue

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In this month's issue: DDN reports on health, criminal justice and industry sectors debate alcohol, while Service Users take feedback one step further. Click on the...

3rd November issue

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In this month's issue: Transitional services bring young people back into treatment.   Click on the links below to read more, and don’t forget to join...

21st April issue

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Are residential treatment centres up to scratch? In explaining the new star rating system, David Finney mentions that the drug and alcohol sector performs better than most...

19th May issue

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If you are born into an addicted family and spend your childhood in and out of dealers’ houses, how likely are you to escape a life...

28th January issue

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Wolverhampton’s Service User Involvement Team are doing so much, it was difficult to cram it all into one article (cover story). Behind the tangible successes of the...

22nd September issue

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Talking Frankly Shock, horror... humans behind the Home Office helpline! Before talking to John, who works as an advisor on the FRANK helpline, I associated the...

25th February issue

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Reactions to our first DDN/Alliance service user conference have been illuminating, interesting and inspiring for the next attempt. Most of the responses to our office and to...

11th February issue

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Back to London, and a flurry of activity to get this issue together after our DDN/Alliance service users’ conference in Birmingham. The response to the event has...

28th July issue

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Disingenuous? Moi? DDN is what it is... a receptacle for other people’s ideas A question about editorial control was put to me this week: should DDN...

5th May issue

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Talking to Tony in the warmth of the Brighton Conference Centre I asked him how he coped with homelessness, during his eight years on the streets. ‘I...

7th April issue

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8th September issue

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Drink up, stay real Can public health really come from the other side of the bar? Effects of harmful drinking are all too plain in this...