Revealed: ‘The most tradable prescription drug’ at HMP Bristol
The prison is trying to crack down on prescription drug pregabalin, as inmates either remain addicted or use it as currency.
From drugs to Jiu Jitsu
With Filwood Community Centre threatened with closure, Knowle West residents reflect on the neighbourhood’s past, present and future.
Member spotlight: the Bristol activist battling Big Pharma
The Just Treatment campaign challenges the pharmaceutical companies charging the NHS rip-off prices for vital drugs.
Pregabalin: Bristol’s ‘emerging’ prescription drug problem
As pregabalin and gabapentin are liberally prescribed by GPs — and putting drug users at risk on the black market — the government is taking action.
Cultivating futures at the Severn Project
“Being part of the Severn Project I’m part of society. I was detached from society for a long time. A long, long time.”
Learning the legal hustle
Bristol-based project Street2Boardroom is ready to shake up the street and business worlds, but challenges lie ahead. “We can’t live in a society where people...
Drugs services: commissioning failure after funding cuts
Cuts make Bristol one of a growing number of local authorities who received no bids from service providers.
Listen: Powerful voices and stories of recovery from addiction
A selection of powerful stories of people going through recovery.
Drug deaths in Bristol sharply increase
What explains the rising rates of drug misuse fatalities, and how can the risks be reduced for Bristol’s population of drug users?
Warnings about new synthetic drugs deserve to be taken seriously
Governments have cried wolf about drugs in the past, but warnings about new synthetic drugs are justified.
A place to shoot up
How the UK’s drug policy is lagging behind other countries’ “Injection rooms for addicts to open next year in drug law change,” says Irish minister
My story: Getting back on my feet after alcohol
My story: Getting back on my feet after alcohol Credit illustration: Zoe Power www.by-zoe.com Credit illustration: Zoe Power www.by-zoe.com