Ignore the Public at your Peril

Drug related deaths are at their highest on record and the call to action has been predominantly targeted towards treatment professionals. Volteface met with Michaela Jones, Community Director of in2recovery, to find why mobilizing the community would be key to reducing this alarming rise in drug related deaths. Michaela Jones is a person in long term … Continued

Drug-Taking is Inevitable at Festivals, So We Must Focus On Keeping People Safe

Last year I shadowed The Loop as they offered their pioneering front-of-house drug testing programme in Manchester at one of The Warehouse Project’s club nights. As someone who is particularly passionate about harm reduction in my role at CGL (Change, Grow, Live), I was inspired by their commitment to helping people make informed decisions, creating a safer … Continued

US Hospitals are Overrun with Opioid Related Issues

The Washington Post reports that hospitalisations for opioid related issues have increased sharply in recent years. The US government has this week published new data which reveals that there has been a ’64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent jump for emergency room treatment compared to figures from 2005′ in regards to opioid related hospitalisations. … Continued

Cannabis, Period.

New York state lawmakers are set to approve cannabis treatment for menstrual cramps. Medical cannabis is already legal in 29 American states, and is used to treat or ease symptoms of a variety of conditions. In addition, US companies like Whoopi & Maya already manufacture cannabis based products aimed at women, including tinctures and balms. The proposed bill … Continued

Volteface and Metropolis Announce Manchester Spice Summit for July 14th

MetroPolis and Volteface are proud to announce details of our one day event which will bring together key experts and stakeholders in a bid to work out how best to tackle the city’s ‘spice’ crisis. Spice has become a huge public health issue in the UK – Volteface has committed itself to covering and analysing the alarming increase of adverse effects connected … Continued