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Kilo Review

By | May 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

In this blog post Anyone's Child Activist and Masters Student Hannah Manwell reviews Kilo by Toby Muse.  ‘The drug war doesn’t move backward or forward; it simply turns in circles.’ Caught in a moment that has the potential to be historic, Kilo opens with the prospect of peace between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of [...]

Say Why to Drugs Review

By | May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In this blog post Anyone's Child Activist and South West Ambassador for the Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform John Hirst reviews 'Say Why to Drugs' by Dr Suzi Gage.  Dr Suzi Gage is a psychologist and epidemiologist at the University of Liverpool and has long been recognised as a leading voice in drug [...]

Covid-19 has exposed the truth of our barbaric drug policies.

By | May 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In this blog post Mr Haynes-De Vita shares his experience of working in the drug and alcohol sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last 6 weeks my work has taken me to various homeless hostels and independent living accommodations all over Hampshire where drug and alcohol use is high. Due to the lockdown [...]

Dopeworld Review

By | May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Hannah Manwell, Masters student at University of Bristol and Anyone's Child Intern. Written by the former drug-dealer Niko Vorobyov, Dopeworld promises to take its readers around the world, exposing the social and economic impact drugs are globally bearing. Opening with the distressing image of ‘blood and brains [...]

Bereaved families call on UK government to take urgent action to end UK drug crisis

By | February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This week the UK and Scottish governments are holding drug summits (on 26th/27th February) to discuss the growing UK drug crisis. In 2019 the UK once again recorded the highest level of drug deaths since records began with some 4,265 dying across the UK, including 1,187 in Scotland. Campaigners from Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer [...]

Inside Mexico’s war on drugs: Conversations with ‘el narco’

By | February 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In this blog, Dr Karina Garcia Reyes shares her experience interviewing Mexican drug cartels for her PHD research. Which sheds light on the catastrophic impact of drug prohibition and how it fails to protect vulnerable people from harm and the futility of governments to fight violence with violence.  This article is republished from The Conversation [...]

Working for a Fundamentally New Approach to Drugs

By | February 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Jane Slater, Anyone's Child Campaign Manager and Transform Drug Policy Foundation's Deputy CEO. This piece was originally written for Bristol 24/7.  Anyone's Child family members, activists and members of the public gathered on College Green on Saturday to mark the lives of those who have died from drug [...]

Bristol: Take Drugs Seriously

By | December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

THE BIG DEBATE. Thursday 23 January, from 5pm, Colston Hall From 5pm – Free exhibition Your chance to see the latest research and insights into drug use, supply and harm reduction. Includes presentations and interactive exhibits on addiction, drug cultures, drug markets, psychedelics, opioid use and more. Speak to experts, see new perspectives, [...]

Cautious Optimism To Tangible Hope – Labour Conference 2019

By | October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by John Hirst – Labour Member Bristol East CLP and Anyone’s Child Activist. A year ago, following the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, I wrote a blog for Anyone’s Child entitled ‘Change is Coming’ in response to the encouraging drug policy discussions I saw in the city. A year on [...]

Prison, Race, Rehabilitation and Wasted Potential

By | October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Sunny Dhadley, a part-time consultant for Transform Drug Policy Foundation working to build the Anyone’s Child network in the Midlands. In September I attended an event UK Policy, Race, Cannabis & Business learning the lessons from US cannabis legalisation. The event was co-organised by Blaksox, Transform Drug Policy Foundation, Stopwatch [...]