Drug policy

The government’s new drugs strategy cannot win the ‘war on drugs’
Carla Denyer

The government’s new drugs strategy cannot win the ‘war on drugs’

The government needs to treat harmful drug use as a health crisis, not a crime, says Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer.

Overdose prevention service is ‘a health response to a health issue’
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Overdose prevention service is ‘a health response to a health issue’

Peter Krykant operates the UK’s first overdose prevention service out of an old ambulance. A former addict himself, he tells The Big Issue why more safe injection facilities are urgently needed

Irvine Welsh: ‘We’re as much in denial about drug abuse as ever’
Books

Irvine Welsh: ‘We’re as much in denial about drug abuse as ever’

As the film adaptation of Trainspotting turns 25, the writer reflects on what’s changed – and what hasn’t – since it was released in 1996

Medicinal cannabis has totally transformed a former Big Issue seller’s life
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Medicinal cannabis has totally transformed a former Big Issue seller’s life

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