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Magazine Archive 2020

DDN July/August 2020

‘Service users are central to everything’ Conversations at the moment often come back to feelings of anxiety and isolation, so we’re pleased to be able...

DDN September 2020

‘Will we make the most of this opportunity?’ ‘IT’S ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE MUCH MORE POWER over the choices they make.’ Service providers are telling us...

DDN October 2020

‘We have a unique role in breaking county lines’ THE PRESSURES OF THE PANDEMIC are diverting services into new ways of working, with plenty of...

DDN November 2020

‘How can we change appalling statistics?’ Writing and reading about drug-related deaths is depressing for all of us – the inevitability year after year, when...

DDN 2020 December/Jan

‘There are much-needed glimpses of hope’ Our news in this issue leads with the positive results of the heroin assisted treatment pilot in Middlesbrough –...

DDN February 2020

‘Why can’t we reverse this shameful trend of DRDs? EACH YEAR the cross-party parliamentary group meets to review the ONS data on drug-related deaths, and...

DDN March 2020

‘The savings offered by HAT give an obvious direction’ MANY YEARS AGO the UK treated heroin addiction as a medical issue, with diamorphine scripts dispensed...