\u00a0A Rising Tide \u2018We are struggling to meet the levels of demand\u2026 we feel \u201crushed off our feet\u201d\u2026 we realise we\u2019re only scratching the surface of need.\u2019 These comments from the service featured in this month\u2019s cover story (page 8) will ring true with so many of you. Coming from experienced workers at a community alcohol service, they should strike a note of panic with those planning the new public health landscape. With the rise and rise of risky drinking and parallel increase in alcohol-related diseases, there\u2019s a burgeoning demand on resources at both ends of the spectrum, from prevention and early intervention work to end-of-life care \u2013 a trend that runs completely at odds with the chronic underfunding of alcohol services. Will Public Health England (PHE) listen to the expertise of specialists in this field? Its head, Duncan Selbie, (page 12) says he is looking forward to doing just that and making sure policy is evidence based. When PHE launches in the spring we\u2019ll see how responsive his organisation turns out to be to the stark evidence under its nose. We know life\u2019s tough out there at the moment. This is our eighth anniversary issue and during that time we\u2019ve seen the treatment landscape change beyond recognition. Let\u2019s hope our sector\u2019s expertise takes its place alongside value for money in the new Public Health England. Read the\u00a0Magazine: Virtual Magazine Version| PDF Version \u00a0 Magazine Features NEWS FOCUSMore people are successfully completing treatment, says the NTA. What\u2019s behind the trends, and can they be maintained, asks DDN. STEMMING THE TIDE \u2013 COVER STORYRising demand, increasing bureaucracy and a client group with complex needs are just some of the challenges facing alcohol services. Hazel Jordan offers a frontline perspective. BETTER THAN CUREWith a bill on compulsory drug and alcohol education going through Parliament, a new Adfam briefing looks at the role that education can play in prevention. DDN reports. PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGEThe first City Health conference set the scene for planting drug and alcohol treatment at the heart of the new public health agenda. DDN reports. THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLEDMethadone\u2019s dominance over Suboxone in substitute prescribing may have more to do with cost than effectiveness. It could be time for a reassessment, say Neil McKeganey, Christopher Russell and Lucy Cockayne. VOYAGE OF RECOVERYWith its Voyage of Recovery just completed, David Gilliver talks to Phoenix Futures chief executive Karen Biggs about overcoming polarisation and embracing change. WARRIOR DOWNA Calderdale-based service is combining treatment provision with hosting an emerging recovery community. Michelle Foster explains the \u2018warrior down\u2019 concept.