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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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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. 

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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

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...

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...

One year on – a moment for reflection and gratitude

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One year on from the first lockdown we are all reflecting back on the year we have just been through.

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.

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.

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.

Learning from the most challenging year of my working life

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Paul Townsley's reflections as a CEO of Humankind on how they managed the ‘unprecedented’ context brought about by a global pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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

Kenward Trust rises to the challenge 

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Swapping prison for pavement

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

Supporting people rough sleeping during the pandemic

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Iain Barnes, Recovery Worker (Outreach), With You in Bournemouth - how his experience over the last 12 months has highlighted how with concerted action homelessness isn’t inevitable.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

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...

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...

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.