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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The latest drug misuse figures (2015/16)

Last week (28 February 2017) the NHS with the Office for National Statistics published the latest information about drug misuse in England and Wales.

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Health Matters: Preventing drug misuse deaths

There were 2,300 drug misuse deaths registered in England in 2015, an increase of 8.5% on the previous year.

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An excellent graphical history of drug treatment

Lifeline recently (February 2017) published an excellent infographic crammed with information on the way drug and alcohol treatment services have been funded over the last 30 years.

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Forget the hangover, under-25s turn to mindful drinking

Non-alcoholic drinks are taking off in pubs and bars as a new fashion for abstinence takes over among young people

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When AA Is Not Enough

There is a common misconception that the steps are all that you need. In fact, AA literature clearly states that you should seek outside help if necessary.

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Children of Alcoholics Week 12-18 February 2017

Raising awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems. We want everyone to know they are not alone and help and support is available.

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