19th October issue

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Unhealed wounds When to call for more than a sticking plaster. The statistics relating to frequency of sexual abuse are horrifying in their own right. But...

23rd February issue

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New ideas for old Try something new... but remember what already works. Hunting through the woods blindfolded while pretending to be a wolf sounded pretty daft...

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...

30th November issue

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Recovering hope How a caring regime can offer real freedom. The recent debates on recovery have subjected this simple word to a maelstrom of different organisations’ agendas....

9th March issue

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Culture of ideas Inspiration or madness? Variety is the spice of life! Looking at our letters page this issue reminds me why I enjoy working on...

7th September issue

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A bar too far? Employers could think twice about hiring ex-users Welcome to our first issue after the summer break – it’s good to be back!...

16th November issue

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Off the scale The Prof Nutt row is obscuring the real issues. The row over sacking Professor David Nutt has become intensely personal, to the point...

26th January issue

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On the lookout Can we always see the obvious routes to improvement? A story in the papers this week reported that surgeons would be required to...

Magazine Archive 2009

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9th February issue

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Voicing choices Our second service user gathering was even livelier! If you came to Birmingham for our Voices for Choices conference last week, thank you for...

18th May issue

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When credit’s due Small steps could help cash in on long-term results ‘Because of small and avoidable money problems, people’s treatment either stalled or stopped.’ This statement...

13th July issue

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Goal of recovery Kicking the habit with sheer enthusiasm. What does ‘recovery’ mean to you? Come on, you must have an opinion – it’s been the...

23rd March issue

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Voicing choices One day in Birmingham – and we were all ears. There’s a lot in this issue and it’s been hard work to put together...

21st September issue

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Trial by public The importance of not playing to the gallery At this year’s DDN/Alliance service user involvement conference back in January, one of our speakers reported...

29th June issue

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One way, or another Let’s make sure we spend on treatment that works. Of course it makes sense to spend money on what works, and this...

4th May issue

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Life and death Harm reduction at international level goes beyond choice One slightly built young woman trembled on the platform at the International Harm Reduction Conference. She...

15th June issue

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Keep listening Why the minister must stay in touch with his troops. If the enthusiasm and commitment of those involved were a guarantee of success, then...

5th October issue

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Beyond the squeeze Don’t let recession kill the drive to innovate. Innovating in times of uncertainty can be a pretty tall order, particularly if management is...

12th January issue

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See you in Brum! (If we can tear ourselves away from the new website) A happy new year to you, and this month brings us to...