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DDN magazine is a free publication self-funded through advertising.

We are proud to work in partnership with many of the leading charities and treatment providers in the sector.

Below are links to their sites and latest news and blog posts.

WDP and Chester Football Club kick-off new partnership for substance misuse...

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WDP and Chester Football Club are teaming up to give people who access substance misuse services the chance to obtain tickets for home matches.

Charity warns of a surge of harmful illicit benzodiazepines

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A surge in illicit prescription drugs has been linked to a number of overdoses in the UK, warns We Are With You.

Why I run a support group for LGBT+ youth

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Why I run a support group for LGBT+ youth. This peer to peer support is really important. Many young people attend for the first time because they feel isolated.

Why working together is better than going it alone

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Humankind's CEO Paul Townsley talks about partnership working to have a greater impact and to support local delivery.

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs calls for action on funding

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Ahead of the Government's 2020 Spending Review Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs calls for action on funding

Why a regulated cannabis market might be the way forward

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Reform is inevitable and we need to get it right for people who use cannabis.

WDP and Hermes deliver essential items to Capital Card users during...

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WDP has partnered with Hermes, to provide its most vulnerable Capital Card users with a home delivery service.

The LGBT body image problem

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As part of our focus on mental health this week and the theme for this year - Body Image - to take a look...

Inspired by possibility

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Neil was facing an uphill road back to a normal life after failed suicide attempts but broke out of his own hell with help from Turning Point's Rochdale and Oldham staff.

Myths and Legends of Residential Rehab

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Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs addresses the myths and legends of residential rehab and highlights the tangible truth.

Optimising our work in an uncertain time

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How treatment systems can respond more effectively to the needs of people who use opiates

CQC rates Delphi Good

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Winstone House in Blackpool, home of Blackpool’s ‘Horizon’ service offering support for alcohol, drugs and sexual health, has been awarded a rating of ‘Good’ by the CQC.

Act-as-if you are infected and infectious’: what has the global Therapeutic...

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The European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) bought together professionals, to reflect upon lessons from COVID-19

On a losing streak: when drinking and gambling collide

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Prof Roderique-Davies looks at the growth of gambling in the UK, and what happens when punters bet under the influence of alcohol.

Be kind to yourself

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Kindness is all around us lately. But how do we be kind to ourselves?

What it’s like to run a needle exchange service

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The people I see come from all walks of life. The key is getting to know them properly without judgement By Cilicia Wyman, Harm Minimisation...

Time for safer injecting spaces in Britain?

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Drug consumption rooms provide hygienic and supervised spaces for people to inject or otherwise consume illicit drugs.

What we’re learning about better working with the LGBTQ+ community

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We want everyone to know they’re welcomed and respected in our services. But for members of the LGBTQ+ community it’s not always that simple.

Delivering the DARS service at HMP Liverpool

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Sandra Dutton, Prison Manager at the Change Grow Live Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service, (DARS) shares the highlights of her first 12 months working at HMP Liverpool.

Trevi House Opens New National Parenting Assessment Centre, Daffodil House

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Dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes for children, Daffodil House places the child at the centre of its work with a trauma informed approach.

Kenward Trust appoint new patron

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Kenward Trust, a charity which supports those affected by addiction, homelessness and crime based in Kent, is delighted to announce the appointment of actor David Easter.

Wound infections – essential advice

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Important advice around how to treat wound infections. If left untreated, these infections can get worse and can even kill.

Tsunami of Need

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Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs on the impact of COVID-19 on people who rely on drug and alcohol treatment services.

CZAR GAZING – How do we harness political support?

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How do we harness political support when priorities lie elsewhere? In the sixth of his series of articles, former deputy drug czar Mike Trace...

Celebrating Recovery Month

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Neil was facing an uphill road back to a normal life after failed suicide attempts but broke out of his own hell with help from Turning Point's Rochdale and Oldham staff.

Turning Point submission to the 2nd phase of the Dame Carol...

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Turning Point submission to the 2nd phase of the Dame Carol Black Review on the state of provision of treatment and recovery services for drug users.

CZAR GAZING – A hopeful sign

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Concluding his theme of how to rejuvenate the sector, Mike Trace sees opportunity in the appointment of the recovery champion. Read it in DDN Magazine  Central...

WDP and Storyhouse announce brand new partnership

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WDP has joined forces with Storyhouse people to offer people who access substance misuse services the opportunity to enjoy the facilities at this valuable community hub.

DDN Publication dates 2021

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DRINK AND DRUGS NEWS (DDN) is the monthly magazine for everyone working with substance use issues. Since 2004 it has become established as the...

CZAR GAZING – Finding the right balance

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As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the fifth of...

Improving how people find our services

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We’ve been working on improving how people find services on our website so we can make it easier for people to get help.

SIG launches newly designed website

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The Social Interest Group launches new User-friendly website that gives clear signposts to all the services on offer.

A day in the life of a Volunteer

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A day in the life of a Volunteer – Catherine from South Yorkshire Appropriate Adults “I received a call from the Appropriate Adult Scheme...

For people with alcohol issues, abstinence isn’t the only answer

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For people with alcohol issues, abstinence isn’t the only answer. Forcing everyone down the same path means losing sight of many on the way.

WDP’s Capital Card Shop on Wheels

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WDP's Capital Card Shop on Wheels scheme helps service users who can’t leave their place of residence to safely place orders for essential items.

Can Housing First help homeless people address their drug and alcohol...

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The Housing First approach aims to support people with multiple complex needs such as repeated homelessness, mental and/or physical health issues and substance use.

DDN Magazine Partners

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DDN is a free independent publication that works in partnership with some of the major charities and treatment providers in the sector.   Our partners provide...

Dry January 2020

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If you are taking part in Dry January there is a host of support available, here are some useful links to help you.

Don’t struggle alone

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There is support available to help young people cope with their emotional health in the Wakefield area. As we head towards the Easter holidays, we...

Howzat for service user support?

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WDP and Middlesex Cricket, give people who access substance misuse services the chance to take part in cricket coaching and leadership sessions.

Would you like to learn how to save a life?

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Peer distribution of naloxone is the best way to get the opioid overdose reversal drug where it’s needed.

The hidden generation of drinkers

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People over 50 are using alcohol as a way of dealing with factors like divorce and bereavement. We need to show them they aren’t alone. By...

I’m Dudley and this is my story

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I’ve grown so much since I recovered. My children have a father, my grandchildren have a grandad, my dad has a son.

WDP and City Lit partner for a third time to provide...

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Leading drug and alcohol charity WDP has renewed its partnership with City Lit, one of the country’s top destinations for evening, weekend and daytime courses, for a third successive year.

Turning Point Suffolk Family Carers win the GSK IMPACT Awards 2019

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Turning Point - Suffolk Family Carers, a charity providing support for family carers is announced the overall winner at the GSK IMPACT Awards 2019.

Broadway Lodge have today launched their brand new podcast

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Broadway Lodge have today launched their brand new podcast called ‘Miracle Mansion Podcast’. 

Turning Point – New Year’s Resolutions

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As 80% of New Years Resolutions fail -Why New Year's resolutions aren't always a good idea

Celebrating 50 years of Residential Services

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This year we celebrate 50 years of life-changing work, marking this milestone offered us the opportunity to reflect on the impact that Phoenix has had...

On the eve of the Government Spending Review Phoenix Chief Exec...

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There is one common universally held opinion – the cut in funding for treatment has eroded the sector’s ability to deliver a consistent level of service across the country.

Kenward Trust rises to the challenge 

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Kenward Trust explain how their residential service has responded to the COVID-19 crisis

An interview with John Kneale – Volunteer at Achieving Change Through...

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How do you help the Achieving Change Through Employment (ACE) project? I help refugees to integrate into their new community.

Cool for Broadway Lodge

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Broadway Lodge is delighted to announce that founding member of British rock band Squeeze Chris Difford has been appointed as its patron.

Here’s how Change Grow Live services have been celebrating Recovery Month

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Change Grow Live celebrates Recovery Month. From poetry, to carpentry, film-making to walking, their services have been getting creative as they mark the occasion this year. 

Drugwise – Promoting evidence based information on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco

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The Housing First approach aims to support people with multiple complex needs such as repeated homelessness, mental and/or physical health issues and substance use.

Why COVID-19 will change social care for good

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COVID-19 and its impacts will be widespread and felt for years to come, nowhere more so than in social care.

An interview with Mo

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The Social Interest Group interview Mo, a service user who is shortly about to leave their Farley Road Service.

Five charts that show why people leaving prison need naloxone

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People leaving prison are far more likely to die of a drug related cause. We know the overdose reversal drug naloxone saves lives, we...

‘It’s like two different people going through a battle you can’t...

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Why it’s so important families and friends don’t give up on their loved ones.

Listening to people who use our services during the coronavirus pandemic

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Service user involvement is about making sure people can influence decisions that will affect them.

NHS Substance Misuse Providers Alliance 2019 conference

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NHS SMPA Conference 2019: Alcohol Treatment Reduced Demand or More Hidden Harm?   9th September 2019 - Sheffield Hallam University Price: NHS Substance Misuse Providers Alliance  Early...

Swapping prison for pavement

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A look at the challenges of supporting people coming out of prison with nowhere to live.

What Black History Month means to me

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Black History Month to me is a time of rejoicing, and celebrating the achievements and leadership of black people. It is a time when we tell our stories and are reminded of the good times, the bad times and the ugly times.

Making digital services more human

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How we’ll use digital to make services more human — and help more people overcome addiction

Using digital to help more people

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We Are With You talk about the need to develop new ways for people to access support and to make getting help as easy as possible.

Matt Wigley – Outreach Worker

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An interview with Matt Wigley - Outreach Worker at West Yorkshire Street Outreach Service Tell us about your background When I was younger a friend of...

How to use storytelling to create Pro-Social Media

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Stories told on social media by people with first-hand experience convey the reality of addiction with nuance and context.

Humankind Charity supports World Hepatitis Day with new national Action Plan

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The Humankind charity has launched a new national Hepatitis C Action Plan to mark World Hepatitis Day.

Five things we did to help more people carry naloxone

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Five things we did to help more people carry naloxone. Putting naloxone at the forefront of everything we do has saved lives

Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group reports

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DDN regularly covers meetings of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group. Here are links to some recent reports.

Jason Flemyng interviews political campaigner, New Labour strategist and mental health...

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The More Than My Past podcast tells the stories of notable former prisoners and addicts, presented by film star Jason Flemyng. Jason’s guest on the latest episode is Alastair Campbell. 

Richmond Integrated Recovery Service is leading the way in the diagnosis...

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CGL Richmond Integrated Recovery Service is leading the way for drug services across the country in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.

Looking after people on Medication Assisted Treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Mark Moody, Change Grow Live CEO explains the decisions they have taken in relation to Medication Assisted Treatment during the coronavirus outbreak.

I carried all the suffering alone

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From a young age, Carol took it upon herself to make sure her loved ones were OK – at her own expense. She recalls...

As a straight man I never thought I’d end up running...

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As a straight man I never thought I’d end up running a chemsex service but because of people like Joe it’s been the most rewarding experience of my career.

Big strides made in elimination of hepatitis C, but still a...

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On World Hepatitis Day, We Are With You in Lanarkshire says more needs to be done to meet the UK’s target of eliminating the virus by 2025.

Celebrating Pride in London

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Change Grow Live will be taking part in Pride in London for the fifth year running. This year we are excited to be hosting a community stall in Leicester Square.

DDN Publication dates 2020

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DRINK AND DRUGS NEWS (DDN) is the monthly magazine for everyone working with substance use issues. Since 2004 it has become established as the...

Free counselling service, as relapse concerns increase

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Acorn Transformational Counselling service will be offering free sessions to those currently in recovery for drugs and alcohol addictions.

Turning Point unveils wide-ranging hep C strategy

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Turning Point has launched its own hepatitis C strategy setting out how it intends to support the World Health Organization’s aim of eliminating the virus as a major public health threat by 2030.

A big welcome to EDP and new services in Staffordshire and...

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EDP join Humankind as a subsidiary and two new services start in Staffordshire and the North East today.  

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

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May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia - or IDAHOBIT.   May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia...

Redressing the Balance: How to Reduce Drug-Related Deaths.

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By improving optimised OST and access to harm reduction, along with the upscaling of Naloxone provision, we can have an impact on drug related deaths.

Recovery charity offers pregnancy support

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Acorn Recovery Projects, a charity providing a range of recovery services across the North West, has launched a free pregnancy support service.

Turning Point Jobs

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Why Turning Point? Everyone has their own reason for choosing Turning Point. It might be our passion for investing profit back into our services. It...

Our new user-focused website – 10 things we have learned

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Change Grow Live share the lessons that they have learned from the launch of their new website.

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 with Turning Point

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This year Turning Point have taken their Alcohol Awareness Week activities online, ensuring they are still able to recognise this important occasion.