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Bristol to become first UK city to offer potentially life saving drug checking scheme

After years of pilot schemes at music festivals, the community-based service will aim to prevent drug-related deaths and harm, as users can find out what they’re taking.

Inside the Bristol clinic offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for mental health and addiction

Watch: The government blocked Bristol’s plans for tackling drug overdoses. This Scottish activist took matters into his own hands.

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‘How I bounced back from a drug overdose induced coma’

Billy speaks out about his recovery journey, and why it’s so important that support for addiction is out there.

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Does this Bristol pilot project suggest the UK is moving towards less draconian drug laws?

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Why Bristol Uni is taking a more progressive stance on drugs

As Bristol’s latest drug death rocks the city, can getting your drugs tested save lives?

The Cable speaks to Bristol Drugs Project about their harm reduction efforts amid safety concerns about young people partying after the recent reopening.

St James Priory: 900 years of refuge and healing

A residential rehab was once hidden in the busy Haymarket. But the last decade of funding cuts has meant it disappeared, like so many others.

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.

Black and ethnic minority people more likely to face cannabis prosecution in Bristol, data shows

‘No excuse’ for ethnic disparities say police, as overall prosecutions for Class B drug rise despite local diversion programme

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.

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.