Deputy Mayor wants pilot for safe consumption room in new drug strategy
More consultation is needed and city needs to work out how to fund it, but Asher Craig says it could be one way to reduce drug deaths, as a mock safe consumption room was on display last week.
I was addicted to benzos. This is my story.
The blissful escape of prescription drugs benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
A safe fix for Bristol’s drug users and the city
Saving lives and clearing needles off the streets: Bristol has the power to become the first UK city to set up a safe consumption room.
An accident left him in constant pain. But medical cannabis is still out of reach.
While the legal barrier has been overcome, experts say it will take years before we have medical buy-in and affordable products.
A secret side of Bristol is revealed by the Cornerman crime series
There's no two ways about it, the Cornerman series is 'sensational', but not at the expense of accuracy, rather because of it.
'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.
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.