\u00a0What about me? The Families First conference was our big chance to listen and learn from families (page 8), but it also gave an opportunity for carers to make themselves heard and influence Adfam\u2019s future work programme. \u2018Be vocal, get lobbying,\u2019 said Paul Hayes. \u2018Help me to make my colleagues better at listening,\u2019 said Dr Steve Brinksman. This issue of DDN is full of opinion on what works (and doesn\u2019t). George Gallimore comments on the risk of fragmentation after police and crime commissioner elections (page 20). Amar Lodhia criticises lack of support for entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds (page 17). And hosting its final conference, the UKDPC\u2019s chair Dame Ruth Runciman says \u2018We need a new conversation about drugs\u2019. If ever there was a time to have that conversation \u2013 about drugs, alcohol, public health, family support \u2013 it\u2019s now, as we head towards a new year of policy change for the field. As Public Health England chief exec Duncan Selbie says (page 11): \u2018We need to ensure services are designed around the best available knowledge of what works.\u2019 We wish you a healthy and happy Christmas and New Year \u2013 tweet us @ddnmagazine until we return in January. Many thanks to those of you who bought Christmas cards, displayed on our centre pages \u2013 you helped to make this issue possible. \u00a0There\u2019s still time to have a DDN e-card \u2013 please get in touch! Read Magazine: Virtual magazine\u00a0\/ PDF Version\u00a0 Magazine Features NEWS FOCUS Is Scotland closer to a consensus on drug treatment, asks DDN WHAT ABOUT ME? - COVER STORY The first Adfam\/DDN conference for families affected by drug and alcohol use urged carers from all over the country to make their voices heard. DDN reports. HEALTH CHECK Duncan Selbie describes how Public Health England will work with the treatment sector and promises to improve the public's health within five years. DDN reports. ADAPT AND THRIVE Drugscope's recent conference focused on how the sector could deliver high quality services in uncertain times. DDN reports. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR READERS!\u00a0 Grateful thanks to all those who bought a DDN Christmas card. MAN OF PRINCIPLE George Gallimore talks to Davis Gilliver about how PCC's could affect the relationship between the criminal justice and treatment sectors. BODY OF EVIDENCE\u00a0 The UKDPC's final conference saw politicians, policymakers, commentators and media representativs gather to discuss where next for drug policy. DDN reports. REVIEW OF THE YEAR\u00a0 DDN takes you back through a year of negotiating upheaval.