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DDNmay10

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[…] always has been. The evidence overwhelmingly shows that failure to provide interventions like needle exchange and methadone maintenance will result in increases in transmission of blood-borne viruses, drug related deaths, crime and other morbidity. We forget these truths at our peril. Roy Robertson, GP and reader at Edinburgh University: The way forward for primar y care […]

DDN050725

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[…] FRANK lost its focus? From FDAP in association with WIRED Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 25 July 2005 DIAMORPHINE CRISIS National problem – local tragedy TACTICAL TIMING UK drugs report lost in the crowd CANNABIS CLASSIFICATION The crucial questions www.drinkanddrugs.net News Round-upNTA treatment survey |Liver disease doubles |Rescue for rural addicts |Reports from RGCP’s social […]

DDN050725

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[…] FRANK lost its focus? From FDAP in association with WIRED Y our fortnightly magazine | jobs |news |views |research 25 July 2005 DIAMORPHINE CRISIS National problem – local tragedy T ACTICAL TIMING UK  drugs report lost  in the crowd  CANNABIS CLASSIFICATIONThe crucial questions www .drinkanddrugs.net News Round-up NTA  treatment survey |Liver disease doubles | Rescue for rural addicts  |Repor ts from RGCP’s social policy special interest day  4 Features Cover story Is Frank losing it? Jonathan Akwue asks whether the government’s campaign is effective.  6 UK Diamorphine […]

DDN070507

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ON WITH THE SHOW! Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research Finding the right script for a new drug strategy DON’T DO DRUGS... Changing the way we educate schoolchildren STANDING TOGETHER National User Network fi ghting for its rights THE FAST-FIX CULTURE Giving young people a better outlook 7 May […]

DDN0405

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[…] Assessment skills 30 Sept Difficult & aggressive behaviour 5 Oct Lone working 22 Oct Alcohol – brief interventions 11 Nov Steroids and other BBDs19 Nov Women & Drugs26 Nov Two day courses (£210 + VAT) Dual diagnosis 18 & 19 May Working with concerned others 23, 24 & 25 June (*295) Management & leadership […]

DDN060327

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[…] ex-user talks about using his experience LETTERS AND COMMENT Addiction and adoption – the backlash THE WITHDRAWAL Coming off heroin – part III by Prof Clark www.drinkand drugs.net Special edition 1st Announcement and Call for Papers 2nd National Conference on Reducing Drug-Related Deaths Wednesday 15th November 2006 The Lowry Hotel, Manchester Building on the […]

DDN 050530

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[…] ka an nd dd dr ru ug gs s. .n ne et t Tel: 029 2054 6297 Fax: 029 2073 6036 www.tricho-tech.co.uk Email: info@tricho-tech.co.uk News Round-up Latest drug use trends |Home Office commits to race equality |Call for clarity on cannabis |GPs train to treat drug users | WHO resolves action on alcohol |Safety […]

DDN 050530

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[…] ka an nd dd dr ru ug gs s. .n ne et t Tel: 029 2054 6297 Fax: 029 2073 6036 www.tricho-tech.co.uk Email: info@tricho-tech.co.uk News Round-up Latest drug use trends |Home Office commits to race equality |Call for clarity on cannabis |GPs train to treat drug users | WHO resolves action on alcohol |Safety […]

DDN0206

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[…] Vancouver FROM LADY TO LADETTEFROM LADY TO LADETTE Why women drinkers need Why women drinkers need some sober advicesome sober advice LOUD AND PROUDLOUD AND PROUD International drug users International drug users bang the drumbang the drum 2 June 2008 www.drinkanddrugs.net FEATURES 6 HARM REDUCTION: A GLOBAL SNAPSHOT– COVER STORY Escalating rates of HIV […]

DDN 050110

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[…] C C a a a a r r r r d d d d i i i i f f f f f f f f www.drinkand drugs.net Drink and Drugs News 10 January 2005 The 21st Century approach to tackling substance misuse Drink and Drugs News in partnership with: Suddenly we’re into 2005 […]

DDN061008

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[…] the seriousness of becoming involved in more harmful class A drugs, says Release. Ecstasy is estimated to be responsible for less than 3 per cent of annual drug related deaths – most of these involve dehydra- tion or water intoxication and many users will have taken other drugs as well. Transform calls ecstasy death statistics ‘an […]

DDN050919

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[…] to stimulate discussion when used as part of a structured programme. Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Drug Action Teams and launched at the National Conference on Reducing Drug Related Deaths in November 2004. Copies of the video/DVD are now available, and priced at £20.00/£30.00 respectively (inc p&p). For further information please contact Lisa Linekar on 01204 […]

DDN051107new2

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[…] graduates share their recovery COUNTING THE COSTS What happens to prisoners’ families? A MILE IN YOUR SHOES CARAT and DIP workers trade places 5 November 2007 www.drinkand drugs.net SPECIAL NOMS CONFERENCE ISSUE: 5 November 2007 News Round-upSer vices fail drug prisoners •NTA hits out at BBC •Infection risk high among homeless •Cocaine use up […]

DDN020707

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[…] knew a family member or friend who had died from an overdose. Such statistics, said Ifor Glyn, manager of the Swansea Drugs Project, were extremely worrying. ‘ Drug related deaths and overdose are being seen as an acceptable risk for those taking drugs,’ Mr Glyn said. Comprehensive education andprevention strategies were needed to inform drug users […]

DDN3007

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HOMELESS AND ADDICTED Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research Why do the drugs and housing sectors work in isolation? DRUG STRATEGY Vernon Coaker opens the consultation PRISON SAFETY NET Preventing relapse with naltrexone CATCHING THEM YOUNG Using screening techniques in A&E 30 July 2007 www.drinkanddrugs.net INSIDE: RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT DIRECTORY […]

DDN260307

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[…] DEBATE Why benzodiazepines have their place STREETWISE STATESIDE Saving lives with the pioneers of harm reduction in North America Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 26 March 2007 www.drinkand drugs.net 26 March 2007 News Round-upAlcohol judged to be more harmful than ecstasy •Government must tackle alcohol harm, says AC •Global drug control working, says Costa • […]

DDN100907

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[…] among Young People in England in 2006 is at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/sdd06fullreport Drug use down among secondary pupils News |Round-up www.drinkanddrugs.net 4| drinkanddrugsnews| 10 September 2007 The number of drug related deaths in Scotland rose by 25 per cent from 2005 to 2006, according to figures released by the General Register Office for Scotland. Of the 421 drug […]

DDN210507

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SEEING PAST THE DRUGS Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research Are GPs treating the patient or the addiction? DRUGS STRATEGY Vernon Coaker wants fresh ideas and focus YOUNG WOMEN NOW Listening is the key to better health and life TOP PLANS TO DELIVER Launching a new client monitoring system […]

DDN 041223

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From FDAP in association with WIRED Your NEWfortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views 13 December 2004 www.drinkand drugs.net G Go oo od db by ye e 2 20 00 04 4 Drink and Drugs News 13 December 2004 The 21st Century approach to tackling substance misuse Drink and Drugs News in partnership with: The other day I […]

DDN051003

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[…] October 2005 ID FOR METHADONE? Legislation after the Shipman inquiry FREE FORUM Service users and providers train together DEALING IN VIOLENCE Reaching victims of destructive relationships www.drinkand drugs.net News Round-up Sex workers need better ser vice |New guid- ance on doctors’ role |Peter Mar tin leaves Addaction |Cannabis reclassification |News from the ANSA nursing […]

DDN131204

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From FDAP in association with WIRED Your NEW fortnightly magazine | jobs |news |views 13 December 2004 www .drinkand drugs.net G G o o o o d d b b y y e e 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 p01 cover.qxd 10/12/04 8:42 pm Page 1 Ads 041213.qxd 10/12/04 6:40 pm […]

DDN1003

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GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research The drug strategy: public health or criminal justice? HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA Harm reduction on the streets of Phnom Penh UP TO THE JOB? Is the drug and alcohol workforce fi t for purpose? STREETS OF SHAME Drug taboos in […]

DDN3006

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3030 June June 20082008 www.drinkand drugs.net www.drinkanddrugs.net FA MILY MILY MATT ERSERS Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research Under-funded, under-used and under-resourced KEEPING IT REALKEEPING IT REAL Why recovery must be Why recovery must be based on realitybased on reality PASSING GOPASSING GO A safer exit from the A […]

DDN2807

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[…] Weinstock and Angela Cottrell share progress from working with long-term ketamine users in Bristol. 12 IN SOLIDARITY A snapshot of International Remembrance Day for those who suffered drug related deaths. REGULARS 4 NEWS ROUND-UP Drug users ‘could lose benefits’ • Drug use continues to fall • Alcohol regulation might be mandatory • Local authorities hamstrung in […]

DDN120109

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12 January 200912 January 2009 www.drinkand drugs.net www.drinkanddrugs.net NEW HORIZONSNEW HORIZONS Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research BACK FROM THE BRINK Commitment gets naloxone supplied on outreach An innovative approach to aftercareAn innovative approach to aftercare SYSTEM ERROR Can drug-free treatment match the numbers game? THE BIG BANG Time […]

DDN051212

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[…] 2 D De ec ce em mb be er r 2 20 00 05 5 COMING OF AGE Adfam celebrates its 21st birthday LEGAL EAGLE War on drugs report from the US OPEN DOOR POLICY Alcohol treatment and mental health w ww ww w. .d dr ri in nk ka an nd dd dr […]

DDN151104

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[…] k a a n n d d D D r r u u g g s s N N e e w w s s www .drinkand drugs.net p01 cover.qxd 12/11/04 10:02 pm Page 1 A uniquely secure online tool to bring together substance misuse professionals and their clients. Virtual Outreach has internet-based counselling, […]

DDN120307

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[…] EATA chief executive THE HARM STILL HIDDEN Patchy progress for children and parents – we have to do better Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 12 March 2007 www.drinkand drugs.net  Vending machines free of charge  Mobile needle exchange vans to any specification  Citric Acid at £29.50 per thousand  One stop supply source […]

DDN1128

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JUST WHAT IS HE THINKING? A younger generation’s perceptions of drug use From FDAP in association with WIRED Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 28 November 2005 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Euromed training and accreditation winners FACT FILE Oxfordshire Service User Team GET INTO SHAPE Training and competence www.drinkanddrugs.net Release Drugs University V CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE FUTURE […]

DDN0312

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[…] of 2007 A MOTHER’S RECOVERY Learning to live with a son’s addiction RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Making sure BME service users can get treatment 3 December 2007 www.drinkand drugs.net Supported by the NTA 3 December 2007 CJ Wellings Ltd, FDAP and WIRED do not accept responsibility for the accuracy of statements made by contributors or […]

DDN2nov09

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[…] THERAPIES Improving communication skills for both clients and professionals REACHING FOR HELP Overcoming cultural issues and building trust in the community 2 November 20092 November 2009 www.drinkand drugsnews.com www.drinkanddrugsnews.com CAST ADRIFT Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research FEATURES 6 CAST ADRIFT– COVER STORY What happens when someone’s problems don’t […]

DDN2feb10

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[…] ‘It sounds like a tale from the Middle Ages. Yet it illustrates the lengths some families will go to when they believe that a person’s addiction to drugs is caused by them being possessed by spirits.’ SOCIAL FORCE Can stigma ever be good? 15 February 2010 www.drinkanddrugsnews.com RESIDENT EVIL Your fortnightly magazine | jobs […]

DDN260207

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LICENSED TO BOOZE Has legislation changed our drinking culture? BRISTOL TO KENYA Maggie Telfer OBE shares inspiration DRUGS IN PRISON Can we break the cycle? A FACE IN THE CROWD Can we find the 400,000 sufferers who need treatment? Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 26 February 2007 www.drinkanddrugs.net 26 February 2007 News Round-upTier 4 captital […]

DDN050905

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[…] 2005 HEPATITIS C Abstinence makes the liver grow stronger COUNSELLORS High standards are not optional QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Addict’s mother told: be cruel to be kind www.drinkand drugs.net …simple and complete solutions for your drug testing requirements Complete Drug Testing Solutions Cozart plc Tel: +44 (0)1235 861 483 sales@cozart.co.uk www.cozart.biz On-site ... Immediate Testing […]

DDN050627

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[…] in the criminal justice system.PART 1&2 Best practice and evidence of past success in relation to a reduction of drug related offending, reduction in the number of drug related deaths and improvement in the well being of service users. Applicants will be required to complete a Pre Qualification Questionnaire including financial status, organisational structure, Health and […]

DDN 041129

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[…] Ha ay ye es s e ex xp pl la ai in ns s h hi is s f fi ig gu ur re es s www.drinkand drugs.net Drink and Drugs News 29 November 2004 The 21st Century approach to tackling substance misuse Drink and Drugs News in partnership with: I was fortunate this […]

DDN291104

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[…] i n n s s h h i i s s f f i i g g u u r r e e s s www .drinkand drugs.net p01 cover.qxd 26/11/04 10:28 pm Page 1 Ads 041129.qxd 26/11/04 9:01 pm Page 2 Drink and Drugs News 29 November 2004 The 21st Century approach to […]

DDN 050124

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KEEP IT REAL Drug awareness on the street From FDAP in association with WIRED Your NEWfortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views 24 January 2005 E E E E x x x x t t t t r r r r e e e e m m m m e e e e m m m m e […]

DDN050711

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[…] July 2005 NTA STRATEGY First presentations: first reactions DO IT YOURSELF Investigating the world of self-published user mags QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS How to engage young people www.drinkand drugs.net News Round-up Scottish boost to alcohol and drug funding | Scrutiny toolkit will aid local authorities’ alcohol strategies |Euromed bursary registration opens |Reports from the ‘Sentenced […]

DDN060508

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[…] the postcode lottery in Primary Care Tackling the postcode lottery in Primary Care From FDAP in association with WIRED Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 8 May 2006 www.drinkand drugs.net CARE OR CONTEMPT? News Round-up Edinburgh takes action on needle danger | Changes on the way to Mental Health Act | RCGP workshop presentations |Berkshire’s T2 […]

DDN050627

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DAZED NEW WORLD What future for drugs and drug use? From FDAP in association with WIRED Y our fortnightly magazine | jobs |news |views |research 27 June 2005 ENCOUNTER WITH DR E A session with Alexander Shulgin DIAMORPHINE DESPAIR W ith a world glut of heroin why is there a UK shortage? A DAY […]

DDN 050124

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KEEP IT REAL Drug awareness on the street From FDAP in association with WIRED Your NEWfortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views 24 January 2005 E E E E x x x x t t t t r r r r e e e e m m m m e e e e m m m m e […]

DDN060508

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[…] the postcode lottery in Primary Care Tackling the postcode lottery in Primary Care From FDAP in association with WIRED Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 8 May 2006 www.drinkand drugs.net CARE OR CONTEMPT? News Round-up Edinburgh takes action on needle danger | Changes on the way to Mental Health Act | RCGP workshop presentations |Berkshire’s T2 […]

DDNfeb10

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HEROIN, ANTHRAX AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN SCOTLAND ‘ If we don’t develop ‘ If we don’t develop our drug interventions our drug interventions within a framework within a framework of harm reduction... of harm reduction... people will die.people will die. ’’ INJECTING IN PUBLIC Antisocial and chaotic or a response to poor services? 1 […]

DDN050711

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[…] 2005 NTA STRATEGY First presentations: first reactions DO IT YOURSELF Investigating the world of self-published user mags QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS How to engage young people www .drinkand drugs.net News Round-up Scottish boost to alcohol and drug funding | Scrutiny toolkit will aid local authorities’alcohol strategies  |Euromed bursary registration opens  |Repor ts from the ‘Sentenced to treatment’ conference 4 Features Cover story Throwing light on the 12 steps In AA’s 70th anniversar y year, Rosie B explains the processes of 12-step suppor t, debunks some myths and gives insight to why it becomes a life-saving philosophy for so […]

DDN260109

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26 January 2009 www.drinkand drugsnews.com THE ROUTTHE ROUT E TO E TO REHABREHAB Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research COPING SKILLSCOPING SKILLS Learning to recognise and Learning to recognise and deal deal with childhood traumawith childhood trauma The right directions are essential on the journey to recoveryThe right directions […]

DDN30nov09

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[…] but most rewarding thing I ever did. I started to feel free in prison.’ POLICY TRANSFORMED What would a post-prohibition world look like? 30 November 2009 www.drinkand drugsnews.com ESCAPE TO RECOVERY Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research PULL OUT AND KEEP Your FREE nationwide training directory inside this issue […]

DDN060410

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[…] 2006 NOTES FROM A GP Treating users in general practice NATURE VS NURTURE The adoption debate continues MODERN MYTHS Addiction perception – more than mere morals? www.drinkand drugs.net News Round-up DDNlaunches new on-screen format and bookshop |Repor ts from Adfam conference, ‘Par tners in Prevention’ |Panel debate from Pavilion’s ‘Drugs and Alcohol Today’ conference […]

DDN May2021

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Drink and Drugs Ne1ws May 2021 ISSN 1755b6236 TREATING THE WHOLE PERSON FRESH APPROACHES TO PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX NEEDS FACE VALUE Using people with alived experience to spread the naloxone message WHO BENEFITS? What’s the real purpose ob drug treatment? MAY 2021 • DRINK AND DRUGS NEWS • 3 UPFRONT Drink and Drugs News […]

DDN011208

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1 December 20081 December 2008 www.drinkand drugs.net www.drinkanddrugs.net DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGERDON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research A STORY OF NALOXONE Why aren’t we heeding evidence and distributing this life-saver? DDN refl ects on a year of fi ercely contested debates and issuesDDN […]

DDN1606

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16 June 2008 www.drinkand drugs.net A GAME OF TWO HALVESA GAME OF TWO HALVES Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research Getting 12-step Getting 12-step abstinence taken seriously on Merseysideabstinence taken seriously on Merseyside REACH THEM YOUNGREACH THEM YOUNG Early interventions for Early interventions for law-breakinglaw-breaking teenagers teenagers BADGE OF […]

January14

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www.drinkand drugsnews.com ISSN 1755-b23b January 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS NEWS FOCUS How the Hepatitis C Trust’s testing van is increasing access to services p6 MAKE IT HAPPEN! He 2014 national service user involvement conference – why you should be there p16 PROFILE Analytical chemist Dr John Ramsey on the challenge […]

Jan14

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www.drinkand drugsnews.com ISSN 1755-b23b January 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS NEWS FOCUS How the Hepatitis C Trust’s testing van is increasing access to services p6 MAKE IT HAPPEN! He 2014 national service user involvement conference – why you should be there p16 PROFILE Analytical chemist Dr John Ramsey on the challenge […]

DDN070909

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[…] drug use had risen from 29.7 years to 36.4. Sixty-five per cent of older drug users died from accidental poisoning. The fact that the fastest rise in drug related deaths was among older users, with heroin the most commonly linked substance, could reflect the fact that ‘the heroin using population is aging, with fewer young people […]

DDN080908

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[…] per cent, and males accounted for 88 per cent of the drug-related deaths. NHS Information Centre report at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/drugmisuse 08 ONS Health statistics quarterly 39 at www.statistics.gov.uk Drug related deaths in Scotland 2007 at www.drugmisuse.isdscotland.org/publications/abstracts/drug_re lated_deaths_2007.htm Chief Nursing Officer for England, Dame Christine Beasley, talks to the reception and first night team at Wandsworth Prison. The […]

DDN041206

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[…] Colin Brewer about being struck off REVIEW OF THE YEAR the highs and lows of the last 12 months Your fortnightly magazine |jobs|news|views|research 4 December 2006 www.drinkand drugs.net READERS’ SURVEY Tell us what you think and WIN an iPod 4 december 2006 News Round-upPositive signs for late licensing laws • Dual diagnosis patients stay […]

DDN2303

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23 March 200923 March 2009 www.drinkand drugsnews.com www.drinkanddrugsnews.com VOICES FOR CHOICESVOICES FOR CHOICES Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research SPECIAL ISSUESPECIAL ISSUE News and views from the second national service user conferenceNews and views from the second national service user conference Service users across the country speak out for […]

DDN2303

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23 March 200923 March 2009 www.drinkand drugsnews.com www.drinkanddrugsnews.com VOICES FOR CHOICESVOICES FOR CHOICES Your fortnightly magazine | jobs | news | views | research SPECIAL ISSUESPECIAL ISSUE News and views from the second national service user conferenceNews and views from the second national service user conference Service users across the country speak out for […]

DDN November 2020

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LIFE THROUGH YOUR OWN LENS ENOUGH EXCUSES   Time to change the narrative around drug-related deaths THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS Reshaping the way we loob at recovery OPENING HONEST DIALOGUES WITH MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES Drink and Drugs Ne2ws November 2020 ISSN 1b55-6236 Turning P oint Smithfield In-P atient Deto x Visit our website at mytp.me/detox Has […]

DDN2210

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[…] INFLUENCE Alcohol advertising before the watershed WHAT’S THE POINT? Needle exchanges are worth the controversy CULTURE CHANGE Connecting black crack users with services 22 October 2007 www.drinkand drugs.net 22 October 2007 News Round-upNTA dodges fire to announce more clients in treatment •Underage alcohol sales falling •Police authority backs law review•Middle class areas top ‘hazardous […]