Latest Stories

My Passport To The Future

Upon entering Addaction in Derbyshire at the age of 19 I was mentally, spiritually and physically broken. I had in-prisoned myself to a life like a scalextric track, doing the same thing day in day out to get my fix!

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You helped save my life

I came here this time because I was scared of losing my job. In the beginning it was a half hearted attempt at looking like I was doing something about it.

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Real Life Stories: Gussie's Super Kitchen

Gussie's Kitchen was set up in April 2016 and is based in St Augustine's Church in Chesterfield. It runs every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm and feeds on average 55 people each week.

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Publications you may find interesting

DDN March 2017

'One of the strongest messages was a simple one: isolation kills’

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Hepatitis C in the UK

The most recent national estimates suggest that around 214,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the UK; 160,000 of these are in England.

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Tenth DDN service user conference

One Life, mixed stark reflections on drug-related deaths & budget cuts with powerful exhortations to make sure the service user voice was properly heard.

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Changing trends in women's drinking

A new factsheet from the Institute of Alcohol Studies does a great job in summarising the changing trends in women's drinking

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Gay men offered groundbreaking new online counselling

Gay men offered groundbreaking new online counselling service for sex, drugs and alcohol

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Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

The launch of the Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website which will serve as a vital source of information for anyone who has been bereaved in this way.

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Growing Recovery in Derbyshire

The Growing Recovery in Derbyshire (GRID) website is designed to be a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services gateway allowing anyone to find up to date information on drug and alcohol treatment services, recovery opportunities, mental health support and other useful services throughout Derbyshire.

We hope you find the information here interesting and useful as you travel along your own road to recovery.