In it together! Together We Stand was a sign of good health Together We Stand (or 'together we run around' if you were on the DDN team on the day!) was a lively, fun, vibrant day in Birmingham \u2013 the gathering of a growing family from all areas of service user involvement. This year, as always, we witnessed diverse viewpoints being listened to with respect and areas of differing opinion being debated constructively. There were more group gatherings and special interest meetings than ever before \u2013 a sign that there\u2019s plenty of solidarity in the field of user involvement, both through traditional activism relating to user rights and in the newer recovery movement \u2013 and even a meeting on finding common ground. There were lively sessions that could plant the seeds for change \u2013 a discussion that showed a wider naloxone roll-out could be getting closer, a constructive forum to change the doctor\/patient relationship for the better, a call to respond to the needs of older users, and evidence of inspiring recovery groups. With these sessions, as with so many of the positive messages from the conference, the work needs to go beyond the event. Shout it loud \u2013 service user involvement is alive and well in all its many colours. We\u2019ve reported on snapshots of many different elements in this special issue of DDN. Give us your feedback, tell us of anything we should have noticed, and be proud to have contributed to a movement that\u2019s an ongoing force to be reckoned with. Read the\u00a0Magazine: Virtual Magazine Version\u00a0|\u00a0PDF Version Magazine Features Together we standFull report from the fifth national serice user involvement conference, includes coverage of the main sessions and workshops, interviews, vox pops and much more. News focusCould the government\u2019s forthcoming alcohol strategy finally include minimum pricing, asks DDN. Legal line and post itsRelease solicitor Kirstie Douse answers your legal questions, and Dr Chris Ford urdges not to forget mental health in people who drink,. SoapboxA punitive CQC signalled the end of our well-respected rehab service, says John Jotcham.