Featured media & videos

A selection of media, news items and other featured video clips.

Featured video clips:

At The Heart of the Response: Reunion of the International Harm Reduction Movement

Watch Drug Reporter's conference movie and learn more about the key issues highlighted at the Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal, 14-17 May 2017. www.drugreporter.net/hr17

Drug Policy reform

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) are calling for measures aimed at moving UK drugs strategy away from a predominantly criminal justice approach towards one based on public health and harm reduction. They came to Liverpool to find out what people thought about existing drugs policy. www.rsph.org.uk

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

This video is adapted from Johann Hari's New York Times best-selling book 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.' For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to www.chasingthescream.com

Improve and Protect; RSPH explores public health challenges across the UK

An excerpt from the programme 'Improve and Protect' produced by RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) and ITN Productions, this extract features monitoring systems provided by the Public Health Institute (formerly the Centre for Public Health) including IMS.

The full programme and further details about RSPH can be found on here: www.rsph.org.uk

Good Cop Bad War

Ex-undercover drug cop, Neil Woods, speaks with The Huffington Post UK about the failure of the war on drugs. www.neilwoods.net

Neil Woods was one of the guest speakers at our Public Health in Focus Seminar which looked at the relationship between the criminal justice system and public health.

BBC Breakfast; Should drugs be decriminalised?

Public Health Institute Director Jim McVeigh talking about 'Taking a New Line on Drugs', a publication from the Royal Societry for Public Health (RSPH). www.rsph.org.uk

What's so novel about new psychoactive substances?

Harry Sumnall is a Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Insitute. He has research interests in psychopharmacology and addictive behaviours, with a focus upon causes, consequences, and experiences of drug use. He is also interested in the developing field of new psychoactive substances. www.ljmu.ac.uk/phi

Will the new NICE guidance change services for steroid users in the UK?

Martin Chandler a freelance substance use researcher, talks about the possible impact the new NICE guidance for Needle and Syringe Programmes will have on service delivery to people using steroids and other Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs. www.hedresearchtraining.com

Liverpool Moores University

A short video about Liverpool John Moores University. www.ljmu.ac.uk

Audio & radio clips:

BBC Radio 4 Hanna Pickard

Understanding Drug Addiction

Hanna Pickard says we need to understand the reasons why desperate people become addicted to drugs, seeing them neither as "victims of a neurobiological disease", nor as "selfish, lazy hedonists".

"Choosing to use drugs, including alcohol, to gain pleasure and escape from life's banality, isn't the same as choosing to use drugs to relieve suffering."

Recorded for BBC Radio 4's 'Four Thought' programme, at the Phoenix Artist Club in London.
Presenter: Helen Zaltzman Producer: Sheila Cook.

BBC Radio 4 iPM

Drugs services: ‘something went wrong'

A psychiatrist on leaving addiction treatment.

From the BBC Radio 4 iPM programme, presented by Luke Jones and Eddie Mair.

YouTube Playlists:

YouTube 'Short Videos' playlist

Our YouTube playlist; this collection of short video clips features various subject matters that you may find interesting.

Public Health Institute; Conferences & seminars

A selection of conference and seminar videos from the PHI team. https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/phi

BBC3 'Drugs Map of Britain'

Episodes from BBC3's landmark series exploring the drugs of choice in different parts of the UK. Drugs Map of Britain