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Partner Updates

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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 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.

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...