DDN Magazine December 2019

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‘Connecting can revise our response to a world gone mad

THIS MONTH’S ISSUE went to press on polling day, and we brace ourselves for the result. It brings to a close months of being pounded by the same rhetoric without much hope that our opinions count.DDN Magazine December 2019

The HIT Hot Topics conference (page 8) is familiar with this sensation. Speakers travel across the world to share frustration at opportunities for harm reduction being squandered and governments driven by greed and ignorance. It would be easy for any one of us to think our voice didn’t matter – but actually it does, how seemingly insignificant the context. Against a backdrop of world problems, ideas were sparked and it was heartening to realise that the thought of connecting – with ourselves and each other – can revise our response to a world gone mad.

There’s plenty in this issue that we hope will connect with you, not least the deeply personal stories from those finding their way through prison and treatment. And in response to your requests for more information on problem gambling, we’ve compiled an in-depth guide (centre-page pull-out) to help you support anyone affected by this devastating addiction. The Gambling and Health guide is also available here as a stand-alone publication where you can also order free printed copies.

We hope you have the festive season you wish for and we’ll see you back in print on 3 February. Please keep in touch! 

Read the full issue as a mobile magazine or download the PDF.

 

Claire Brown, editor

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