Policy & Politics

Anyone’s Child Mexico i-doc Review

Launched in April 2017, Transform’s ‘Anyone’s Child Mexico’ campaign enables victims of the country’s devastating drug war to tell personal stories via a free telephone line. Voices of pain, anger, fear and courage pervade the poignant anecdotes. The innovative way in which campaign coordinator Jane Slater has collated audio, visual, and textual content (in the … Continued

Was ‘Hot Topic’s’ a HIT?

  Now in its seventh year, the HIT ‘Hot Topics’ Conference on harm reduction took place on November 10th at Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool. In the context of rising drug related deaths, treatment cuts, novel psychoactive drugs and rising chemsex population harm reduction is more important than ever. From my experience of working in treatment … Continued


Health & Science

‘Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK damaged by their parents’ alcohol abuse’, new research finds

The worrying scale of parental alcohol abuse and its effect on children has been revealed in a new report by The Children’s Society. As part of its 2017 Good Childhood Report, the charity surveyed 3,000 families with children aged between 10 and 17. National estimates were then established using the ONS mid-population statistics for this age … Continued

French Study Suggests Legalisation Of Cannabis Increases Consumption If Regulation Is Not Handled Properly

Last week I attended Cannalex in Paris, a conference presenting the results of a study conducted by French academics comparing regulation experiences of cannabis in the States of Washington, Colorado, and Uruguay. The results show that reforming cannabis is no easy task. This study focused on the context in which the reforms took place and … Continued


Families & Education

‘Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK damaged by their parents’ alcohol abuse’, new research finds

The worrying scale of parental alcohol abuse and its effect on children has been revealed in a new report by The Children’s Society. As part of its 2017 Good Childhood Report, the charity surveyed 3,000 families with children aged between 10 and 17. National estimates were then established using the ONS mid-population statistics for this age … Continued

Bereavement through Alcohol and Drugs

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) is a project that was set up four years ago to offer peer support to people who have lost someone due to drug or alcohol use. Funded by the Big Lottery, it is a result of a partnership between Adfam, a charity which supports the families of drug and … Continued


Business & Profit

British Columbian Cannabis Genetics Touch Down in the EU

Tilray, a GMP-certified global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that the company has successfully exported live medical cannabis genetics from its flagship British Columbia, Canada facility to its European Union Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal. The announcement is the first time a company has legally exported live cannabis genetics from North America … Continued

Watching the Canadian Cannabis Industry Evolve

Lamps, fertilisers, harvesting tools and security devices, inventory software, storage containers and testing equipment – such products are already used by the black market in every country where cannabis is classified as an illegal drug. And yet last weekend here in Niagara, Ontario, for a special conference and expo were the black market’s mainstream counterparts and … Continued


Arts & Culture

[Event] In Conversation: Jenny Valentish & Rosalind Stone

Join us for an evening with Jenny Valentish – author of ‘Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment’ – and university harm-reduction advocate Rosalind Stone, at  Volteface HQ in London on Friday 24th November. Australia-based journalist and AOD consultant Jenny Valentish will be in conversation with drugsand.me co-director and journalist Rosalind Stone to explore their … Continued