Featured media & videos

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

News items:

Global Drugs Survey - Highlights 2017

Here are some of the highlights from Global Drug Survey 2017 introduced by GDS founder and CEO Dr Adam Winstock. www.globaldrugsurvey.com

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

If we want to save people from opioid overdoses, a new study shows naloxone works

A successful policy prescription for one of the worst public health crises in the US today. www.vox.com/policy-and-politics

The availability of take home naloxone

Heroin deaths have doubled in three years in England and Wales. So should naloxone - the drug that reverse overdoses and saves lives - be more readily available? Katie Razzall reports from Liverpool for BBC Newsnight. www.bbc.co.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

BBC Breakfast; Should drugs be decriminalised?

PHI 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

Global Drugs Survey - Results 2016

The Global Drugs Survey is where the world goes to find out real people's attitudes to and experience of drugs. www.globaldrugsurvey.com

Featured videos:

Wastewater-based drug epidemiology explained

Drug use is a complex, hidden and often highly stigmatised behaviour. This is also why measuring it is such a difficult task. Wastewater analysis is a rapidly developing scientific discipline that has the potential to provide objective and real-time data http://emcdda.europa.eu

Injecting Gone Wrong: Swansea - Drugs Map of Britain

According to the NHS, places like Swansea have seen a recent spike in injecting-related injuries. This episode of BBC Three's Drugs Map of Britain series explores the very stark reality of addiction and the physical and psychological fall-out years of injecting can cause. www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/tag/drugs

The War on Drugs is a huge failure

by Kurzgesagt: In a Nutshell

The war against drugs has been a terrible disaster for everybody involved. Why? And can we do something differently? https://stoptheharm.org/

Liverpool Moores University

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

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 Centre for Public Health including IMS. The full programme and further details about RSPH can be found on here: www.rsph.org.uk