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About Anyone's Child

Anyone's Child is a network of families who have been negatively affected by our drug laws.

Hope’s Submission to the Government’s Drug Policy Inquiry

By | May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The government has recently launched an inquiry into drug policy in the UK. Anyone's Child family member Hope shares her written submission below: Health and harms Health harms from drug use could be minimised if all drug supply was brought under reasonable legal control and regulation. The UK’s illicit drugs policy has many [...]

A Week of Action to End the Drug War

By | May 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Join us this June for our week of action calling for an end to the drug war. Take a look below at the events we have planned and let us know which ones you'd like to get involved with by registering your interest here. London Drug Policy Activist Training 7th June [...]

Meet your MP: we owe it to the memory of our loved ones

By | May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child member, Raychel. You can read her story here. “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away” - Terry Pratchett In early 2018 I had arrived back in the UK after six months of living in Manila where the war on drugs [...]

Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

By | March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Join us and help to spread the word as we walk the Thames Path all the way to Parliament to demand our MPs end the drug war.   When my son died in May 2016, alone on the other side of the world, trying to manage his opiate dependence, I felt like I died too. [...]

Respecting drug users

By | March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to overcome your brother's death when he was using heroin and you are the chief of police: an interview with Peter Muyshondt This blog is an interview with Anyone’s Child: Belgium founder, Peter Muyshondt, originally published in Revista Cáñamo España. In this interview Peter discusses the drug war, international politics, what happens in the streets [...]

To my nephew, Ira

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Amanda’s nephew died after he accidentally overdosed on heroin. She believes drugs should be legally regulated to help keep people safe. Read her story here.  “My nephew should have come through to live the life he wanted, maybe with a loving partner, with a family of his own,  that is never going to happen now. [...]

Remembering Kevin – One Year On…

By | December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Raychel has written a poem in memory of her former partner Kevin, who died of a heroin overdose in 2017. Read her story here. Dear Kevin, It's coming up to your birthdayand nearly 365 days since you went awaySo much has happened and so much has changedBut I still think about you every single day. [...]

Love Through Time

By | November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Andrew’s son Daniel tragically died in 2016 after taking a fatal combination of drugs. Andrew and his wife Margaret now believe that legalising and regulating the drug market is the only way that the government can protect other families from suffering as they have. Read their story here. “The majority of drug takers do not [...]

Perform a Legal U-Turn

By | November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  If you're in the car and miss a turning or take the wrong one, the SatNav puts you right: it says “PERFORM A LEGAL U-TURN.” This is what the Government must do with its drug policy. It is full of so many wrong turnings that it has completely lost its way. It was always [...]

Mexican Families Provide Drug War Testimonies Calling on Government to Legalise and Regulate Drugs

By | October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

“The 'war on drugs' is not a war on drugs, it is a war against human beings in Mexico.” Araceli Rodríguez Nava  “Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to any mother, father or family. Whomever this might happen to, wherever they may be, it will destroy their lives completely.” Maria Herrera  [...]