Chandos House: Stories of recovery from Bristol’s last drugs rehab
Chandos House is threatened by closure. Former residents there speak out about how treatment got them clean.
Revealed: Bristol’s drug services dogged by problems
Bristol’s restructured drug and alcohol services are going “disastrously badly” in places, workers in the sector have told the Cable, fuelling concerns that drug users are being put at risk.
Inside the UK's first ever city centre drug testing facility- in the heart of Bristol
As charity The Loop reduced harms by testing drugs at Love Saves The Day this weekend, Bristol also became the first place in the UK to offer city centre testing.
Opinion: The re-tendering revolution is eroding our public services
Disruption of care, risky transition periods and dangerous cost-cutting reveal a broken commissioning cycle. However, an alternative is possible.
Dependent drinkers in Bristol are trialing MDMA therapy
The UK’s first ever clinical study using MDMA has started in Bristol, in a landmark moment for the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy.
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.
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.
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?