The opioid crisis is rarely out of the headlines. This week – w/c 19th October 2020 – The Times reported on a University of Manchester study which demonstrates a massive increase in Codeine use in the UK over the past decade, fuelling fears of a US-style opioid addiction crisis on British soil. Across the Atlantic, US […]Read More PURDUE PHARMA & THE SUPPLY-SIDE OF ADDICTION
I did my first night in rehab at five years of age. I didn’t leave until I was 18. It was the 1980s and the staff of Yeldall Manor, a rehab in the southeast of England, mostly lived ‘on-site’. In our case that meant taking up residence in a small flat on the first floor […]Read More WHY CARE?
Under the leadership of Mao Zedong, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death during the four years from 1958 to 1962. Mao’s Great Leap Forward, an attempt at a light-speed industrialization of China’s economy, enforced with staggering violence, was the cause of unimaginable human suffering. Mao rightly deserves his place alongside […]Read More FOUR YEARS