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’
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’
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