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Addicted Bristol: Life and Death

Bristol’s drug problem is threatening lives more than ever.

We’re launching a series of stories about the people fighting addiction, treating it and pushing for reform.


With drug-related deaths at record highs and funding being cut from addiction services, it feels high-time to put drug use in Bristol under the microscope. For many people in our city, drugs can threaten lives while treatment can save them.

At what feels like a crucial time for drugs and drug policy, this series will tell stories of drug users at risk, former addicts now in recovery, the treatment systems aiming to get them clean and the policies that could reduce harm.

If you have personal experience of addiction in Bristol, get in touch confidentially here.

Illustration: Rosie Carmichael

Features

Patients still desperately waiting for medical cannabis

Banner Home Page Investigations

Bristol’s ketamine dealers: trapped in luxury

Investigations Banner Home Page

Revealed: Homemade Spice infiltrates Bristol prison

Co-op Community

How we got people talking about drugs in Bristol

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‘I’m sober now but without support, self-medication is always an option’

Reports

Landmark medicinal cannabis reforms don’t go far enough, say campaigners

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Crack, heroin, Spice: A snapshot of Bristol’s street drug scene

Banner Home Page Voices

Bristol’s recovery community: overcoming addiction together

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Falling into crack addiction: “Wrong place, wrong time”

Reports

Drugs rehab Chandos House to close down

Reports

Drug poisoning deaths in Bristol remain near record levels

Banner Home Page Interviews

Will Self Interview: Rehab and Bristol’s “nasty” drug problem

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