Revealed: Homemade Spice infiltrates Bristol prison
Drones, rampant violence and under-staffing as HMP Bristol struggles to deal with Spice problem.
How we got people talking about drugs in Bristol
A look back on our November members meeting about drugs in Bristol, which left people feeling “connected”, “inspired" and “heard”.
‘I’m sober now but without support, self-medication is always an option’
After overcoming a drink problem and addiction to painkillers, this man is fighting to access services that will keep him in recovery.
Landmark medicinal cannabis reforms don’t go far enough, say campaigners
Specialist doctors – but not GPs – will be able to give out cannabis on prescription from November.
Crack, heroin, Spice: A snapshot of Bristol’s street drug scene
A journey through our city’s streets reveals an eye-opening world of vulnerable people.
Bristol’s recovery community: overcoming addiction together
In early September, Bristol hosted Recovery Festival - a celebration of people who have overcome addiction. Craig Johnson explains the importance of community when services are being stripped back.
Falling into crack addiction: “Wrong place, wrong time”
The story of a young woman whose downward spiral into crack addiction and a controlling relationship all took place under one roof.
Drugs rehab Chandos House to close down
Fundraising efforts backed by numerous celebrities have failed to keep the rehab centre open.
Drug poisoning deaths in Bristol remain near record levels
Bristol City Council is considering backing drug consumption rooms, which could stop users dying.
Will Self Interview: Rehab and Bristol’s “nasty” drug problem
After overcoming his own addiction, writer Will Self is back in rehab, this time to help keep it open.
Chandos House: Stories of recovery from Bristol’s last drugs rehab
Chandos House is threatened by closure. Former residents there speak out about how treatment got them clean.
Revealed: Bristol’s drug services dogged by problems
Bristol’s restructured drug and alcohol services are going “disastrously badly” in places, workers in the sector have told the Cable, fuelling concerns that drug users are being put at risk.
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