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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.

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

Change Grow Live: Our year of listening

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Change Grow Live adapted services to keep people safe in the pandemic, their Pulse Survey asked service users what they needed.

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.

Online tool to help find a needle and syringe service

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With You launches first easily accessible ‘find a needle and syringe’ service to address escalating safety concerns sparked by the pandemic. With drug related deaths...

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.

Booker prize winner Shuggie Bain sheds light on a growing issue...

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More young people are affected by their parent’s drug and alcohol use. We need to support these families through this difficult time.

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.

The Forward Trust to deliver psychosocial substance misuse service at HMP...

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The Forward Trust has announced it has been awarded the contract to deliver psychosocial substance misuse services at HMP Chelmsford. The service goes live on...

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.

Building resilience in tough times – Turning Point launch new ...

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Turning Point are piloting a new service in Nottinghamshire - Turning Point Connect.

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.

The subtle stigma that erodes people’s right to health

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The team at Phoenix Futures discusses the current focus on stigmatising language. Quite rightly there is a current focus on stigmatising language. Use of language...

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.  

Supporting isolated service users in East Kent to get tested for...

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Recovery workers in East Kent are now able to request postal Covid-19 tests on behalf of service users

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.

Calico Group supports homeless and at-risk individuals across Burnley

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As awareness of homelessness in our communities continues to be a priority following the pandemic, the Calico Group reflects on progress made across its...

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.

NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about their plan to eliminate...

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NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about eliminating Hepatitis C

SIG Joins the Fight Against Coronavirus

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In partnership with Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, the Social Interest Group through SIG Equinox joins the direct fight to help people recover from COVID 19.

One year on since we became With You

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We changed our name and brand to With You on 26 February 2020. Life in the UK was about to change with a virus we’d hardly heard of.

Take a breath

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As part of our focus on mental health this week, here are some tips on how to practice deep breathing and become more relaxed.   We...

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.

Humankind to deliver young people’s drug and alcohol service for North...

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A new service to provide support for young people with drug or alcohol issues is set to be launched across North Yorkshire. The service, commissioned...

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