Parenting Lessons Learned From an Unconventional Upbringing

Parenting Lessons Learned From an Unconventional Upbringing

Robin Sherwood  6.08.2016
Ultimately though, despite some truly turbulent events in my formative years, there was always one constant in my life, and that was the...
Ellie's Story: An Avoidable Death. Why We Need To Treat Addiction And Mental Illness Together

Ellie's Story: An Avoidable Death. Why We Need To Treat Addiction And Mental Illness Together

Joy Hibbins  4.08.2016
This is Ellie's story which I hope highlights the need for changes in the way we help people who are using alcohol or other drugs and who...
Cocaine And Ecstasy Have Became More Popular With This Group Of Households

Cocaine And Ecstasy Have Became More Popular With This Group Of Households

Jack Sommers  28.07.2016
Cocaine and ecstasy use has soared among in wealthier households while their use at poorer households has fallen or remained the same,...
Drug Policy Is Crucial to Prison Reform

Drug Policy Is Crucial to Prison Reform

George McBride  27.07.2016
Over the upcoming weeks and months VolteFace are travelling around the country and working with the people at the core of these good practices...
Prostitution: Changing the Law Is Vital But Not Enough

Prostitution: Changing the Law Is Vital But Not Enough

Katharine Sacks Jones  21.07.2016
Women involved in prostitution cannot wait for support until after a final report is published. The Government must take urgent action...
T In The Park Fans Urged To 'Dump' Their Drugs After Unexplained Deaths

T In The Park Fans Urged To 'Dump' Their Drugs After Unexplained Deaths

Louise Ridley  9.07.2016
T in the Park revellers have been urged to dump their drugs in special amnesty bins set up at the site. Bosses at the music festival...
A Genius Has Left the Building

A Genius Has Left the Building

Matt Hardy  8.07.2016
At the age of 51, Kieren Fallon has retired from race riding and closed an umpteenth chapter in his remarkable life.
British Drugs Mule Smuggled £1.5 Million In Cocaine 'To Boast About It In Ibiza'

British Drugs Mule Smuggled £1.5 Million In Cocaine 'To Boast About It In Ibiza'

Jack Sommers  26.06.2016
Drugs mule Melissa Reid was caught smuggling £1.5 million of cocaine out of Peru after wanting a story to boast about to friends...
Between a Rock and Hard Place: Where Can Vulnerable Women Turn for Help?

Between a Rock and Hard Place: Where Can Vulnerable Women Turn for Help?

Katharine Sacks Jones  2.06.2016
Last week a report into domestic abuse services highlighted a story seldom told, the very high level of need amongst women fleeing violence...
End AIDS by 2030? Not Without Harm Reduction

End AIDS by 2030? Not Without Harm Reduction

Dainius Puras  1.06.2016
Next month the General Assembly has another opportunity to right this wrong when they meet to specifically address the global response...
Young Britons Are Helping Fuel The Comeback Of A More Dangerous Ecstasy

Young Britons Are Helping Fuel The Comeback Of A More Dangerous Ecstasy

George Bowden  31.05.2016
The "sophisticated" marketing of ecstasy is behind a rapid rise in its use by young Europeans, a report has found. Tactics such as...
A Blanket Ban Suggests There Is a Simple Answer to Legal Highs - The Truth Is Much Hazier

A Blanket Ban Suggests There Is a Simple Answer to Legal Highs - The Truth Is Much Hazier

Paul Noblet  28.05.2016
A blanket ban in itself is perhaps not a bad thing. But placing the burden wholly on the police to eradicate NPS use is unlikely to yield...
Why Pointing a Finger at Countries With the Death Penalty for Drugs Is Not Enough

Why Pointing a Finger at Countries With the Death Penalty for Drugs Is Not Enough

Rick Lines  25.05.2016
We are commonly told by political leaders that punitive drug laws are needed to 'send a message'. Perhaps, then, the most powerful way...
'Rockstar' Ecstasy Leaves Teen Fighting For His Life, As Police Renew Warning

'Rockstar' Ecstasy Leaves Teen Fighting For His Life, As Police Renew Warning

Steven Hopkins  23.05.2016
Manchester police have renewed their warning about taking ecstasy as a 16-year-old boy fights for his life in hospital after taking it.  Police...