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
A silent mind’s view of Knowle West
Knowle West is a neighbourhood in south Bristol, home to 12,000 residents. Since its creation in the 1930s following slum clearance in the city centre,...
Going cold Turkey? Drugs & alcohol advice services severed
Community drug and alcohol advice services in Bristol are struggling to keep afloat and provide vital support to people facing the cutbacks of austerity. Words:...
A High Price? Bristol and the Global drug trade
Bristol is often seen as a leader in the movement for ethical and sustainable living. At the same time, free parties, raves and recreational drug use are also marks of the city. But how do these scenes interact? Are the ethical implications of drug use considered?
The drugs (policies) don’t work
The war on drugs has failed, but is drugs reform really just a pipe dream? Kitty Webster investigates.