25th May 2020

Lockdown Consequences – Butterfly Effect

‘Full’ Lockdown began on March 23rd although people had started to voluntarily keep themselves safe before. Schools, restaurants, building suppliers. Carpet fitters, and virtually all other […]
20th April 2020


Addict.v  addict.adj classic Latin, addictus (‘assigned by decree, made over, bound, devoted.’) Past parcipatale of addicere, (‘to assign, to make over by sale or auction, to […]
11th November 2019

Unknown Soldier: Substance Use and the Military – A Personal Story

Unknown  soldier. I’d known ‘Joe’ since Primary.  He went to school with my older brother.  He came from what you would call a working-class environment.  Working […]
9th October 2019


On Monday August 26 in America, Johnson and Johnson (they were only one of thirteen named plaintiffs in the case) were fined $572 million dollars for […]
14th May 2019

De – Habilitation

‘De-habilitation’ “It was 1998 when I first went the kaleidoscope project.  It was started in 1968 – allegedly the first place in England to provide methadone […]
29th March 2019


Set up. “After a long period of time in an integrated treatment programme, service users should have fully understood the relationship they had with their substance […]