September 2016

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Research shows that Korsakoff’s syndrome can occur in many dependent drinkers, yet the condition is rarely acknowledged and understood. Glenn Barnett explains the syndrome,...

July and August 2016

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‘Experiencing significant trauma in childhood considerably increases the risk of misusing drugs/and or alcohol. 'Research tells us that our early life experience programmes the brain...

June 2016

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We’re all too familiar with the revolving door to prison. Now it seems that prison culture is to be reformed from the top, with...

May 2016

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There was plenty of expectation around UNGASS – result of a 20- year wait for a global drug policy summit meeting – with a...

April 2016 DDN

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Thirty years after his graphic harm reduction campaigns burst onto the scene, Michael Linnell’s work still has the capacity to shock. Is it the...

March DDN 2016

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Our speakers at Get the Picture, our ninth service user involvement conference, underlined how engagement was everything. You can read all about the event...

February 2016

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In this month's issue of DDN... New report – new action? Over-50s are the focus of a new report on harmful drinking, with a new report...