DDN Publication dates 2020

DRINK AND DRUGS NEWS (DDN) is the monthly magazine for everyone working with substance use issues. Since 2004 it has become established as the authoritative voice of the sector, the place for in-depth news and features and the forum for debate.

Published independently by CJ Wellings, DDN is distributed through a 10,000 printed circulation and has a readership of more than 25,000. The website, receives more than 18,000 visitors a month and the DDN Bitesize weekly email alerts go to 5,000 subscribers. It’s the place to find all the latest news, comment, information, resources and jobs. With its thriving comment and letters pages, the magazine is the must-read forum, linking to the DDN Facebook page and over 9,000 Twitter followers.

The DDN community links people working with drug and alcohol problems with the wider health and social care field. Through fair and balanced journalism the magazine has become valued as the regular read for a discerning and interactive community that includes treatment agencies, commissioners, medical professionals including GPs and nurses, those working in the criminal justice service, housing professionals, social workers, politicians and policy-makers, service users, advocates and people working in education, prevention and all areas of public health.

Advertising to DDN’s targeted readership represents excellent value for money. With our design team offering a first-class layout service at no extra charge, we make the advertising process as seamless as possible, and the testimonials speak for themselves in showing that DDN always reaches a captive audience and gives a direct route to the right candidates. 

To find out more about advertising please contact

e: ian@cjwellings.com t: 07711 950 300

We publish ten issues a year, the issue dates for 2020 are:

  • Monday 3 February
  • Monday 2 March 
  • Monday 6 April
  • Monday 4 May
  • Monday 4 June
  • Monday 13 July
  • Monday 7 Sept
  • Monday 5 October
  • Monday 2 November
  • Monday 14 December

Articles and feature contributions need to be emailed to claire@cjwellings.com a minimum of one week before the press date. The deadline for letters and comment is the Wednesday before publication.

The advertising print deadline for each issue is 3pm on the Friday before publication. Please email ian@cjwellings.com for details

The mechanical information and sizes for print adverts is available here.


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