Who is an addict?

Smartphone Addiction: Are You Hooked & Does It Really Matter? In the future we will communicate only through our smartphones and Google Glass, using pulses in our brains to send messages. We’ll never need to speak again, as a like on Facebook or a retweet will form the basis of conversation and we’ll let friendsContinue reading “Who is an addict?”

“Why I bought my Daughter Heroin”

What would you do if your child was a heroin addict suffering from acute withdrawal symptoms – disintegrating in front of your eyes – while waiting for rehab treatment to start? One mother from a village in the south-west of England describes how she ended up driving her daughter to town, and paying for herContinue reading ““Why I bought my Daughter Heroin””

Synthetic cannabis kills in prison

“A prisoner has died after a suspected drug overdose at Forest Bank prison in Greater Manchester. The inmate is believed to have taken the potent synthetic drug spice before becoming ill at the category B prison in Pendlebury, Salford. He died in jail on Sunday morning. Another prisoner was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary onContinue reading “Synthetic cannabis kills in prison”

How soon is now?

If you or anyone you know has ever considered going to rehab there might be very good reasons for considering it. It’s not a decision people take too lightly, as it’s generally a considerable purchase and there is a lot of effort involved. Most programs require that you stay a least one month and mostContinue reading “How soon is now?”

Libertines – A Documentary

Here’s a clip of a time where I was in a documentary about the Libertines and how I was their on tour counselor: “Throughout, Dylan Kerr, Pete Doherty’s drug counselor, explains to the band the nature of addiction. People who’ve used as heavily as Pete, he tells them at one point, are usually dead byContinue reading “Libertines – A Documentary”

Alan Mullally shares his experience of life and rehab in Thailand.

Former England cricketer and once fastest bowler in the world shares his experiences of Thailand rehabs in this video: Home  

Decriminalizing drugs works?

  Fifteen years ago Portugal decriminalized drug possession and channeled funding into supporting those who’s lives were effected by substance use instead of punishing them.  Every five years this experiment has been heralded as a success and many leading figures concerned with substance use see it as a model to emulate and apply across theContinue reading “Decriminalizing drugs works?”