How helping people take drugs safely will save lives
Bristol City Council’s new Drug Strategy consultation will consider the use of safe consumption rooms. Transform Drug Policy's head of campaigns examines what this could mean for the city.
Breaking the chain of alcoholism
Josh couldn’t get out of a vicious circle of addiction and destruction until he found an organisation that tackles the long-term effects of having alcoholic parents.
Revealed: Council shelves study into safe consumption rooms after restructure
The Labour Party has backed the policy at national level, but progress appears to have stalled in Bristol.
This is why you should vote to make drugs safer
Reduce drug deaths, get needles off our streets and save money for emergency services. Vote now for a safe consumption room.
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.