Another “Bad Batch”?

Last weekend saw both the start of the UK summer festival season and the abrupt end to one of its festivals – forced to close early due to two drug-related deaths and over 15 hospital admissions. Sadly another two young adults have been added to the growing list of festival drug casualties. This same weekend, … Continued

Drug Consumption Room Conference

On 27 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Volteface) held a conference entitled ‘Evidence and Issues concerning Drug Consumption Rooms‘.   Such rooms are designed to be available to vulnerable populations of users, (notably those who use on the streets or in other risky and unhygienic conditions) and they aim … Continued

Icelandic Youth: What the UK can learn from the ‘Youth In Iceland’ model

Today, Volteface launches a mini-report examining the lessons the UK can learn from ‘Youth in Iceland’. Outlining the Icelandic model and how it transformed substance misuse among adolescents, the report examines how unique relationships were created in the Scandinavian nation between young people, parents, schools, academia and the state. While the UK and Iceland differ in … Continued

New UCL Study Seeking Participants

  A new UCL study is looking for participants who either do or don’t smoke Cannabis, and are between the ages of 16-19 and 25-27. The study is seeking to understand more about how Cannabis impacts on adolescents and will be monitoring them over 12 months. The study is paying all participants £240 for their time, and will involve … Continued