About Anyone's Child

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

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  [...]

Canada shows how we can save ourselves from the drug war

By | October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

My 29-year-old son Daniel was an occasional user of recreational drugs. He died of an overdose two years ago.  Like many thousands of others, the drugs he took were illegally produced and supplied and his usage was entirely unsupervised and without any medical advice. The drugs he consumed on this occasion were also in all probability corrupted [...]

Cómo la regulación responsable de la coca trae la paz

By | October 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Cómo la regulación responsable de la coca ha traído la paz a familia boliviana. Hoy los líderes mundiales piden legalizar y regular las drogas en un nuevo informe vanguardista. El informe, "Regulación: el Control Responsable de las Drogas" de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas, incluye, por primera vez, testimonios de cómo la regulación [...]

“Change is coming” – Drug Policy Reform at Labour Party Conference

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by John Hirst – Labour Member Bristol East CLP and Anyone’s Child Activist I joined the Labour Party because for me it is the party of fairness, empathy and equality for all. However, while Labour party drug policy remains in support of prohibition it can never fully live up to these [...]

How responsible regulation of coca has brought peace to Bolivian family

By | September 24th, 2018|Stories, Uncategorized|

Today world leaders are calling to legalise and regulate drugs in a groundbreaking new report. The report, “Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs” by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, includes, for the first time, testimonies of how real world regulation of previously illegal drugs is truly transforming lives for the better. "Legally producing coca leaf [...]

How family testimonies led to Melbourne’s first safe injecting room

By | August 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held on 31 August each year aiming to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. Today our thoughts go to all of the families who have lost a loved one to a drug overdose. During 2017 in England & Wales, there [...]