Category Archives for "Drugs"

Jul 11

Recovery Rocks ~ an Interview with Ian Young

By Ian Young

Ian Young’s default program is set on ‘jolly.’ He is relentlessly jolly. Which is a pretty good place for an ex-crack and heroin addict and alcoholic. it’s pretty bloody amazing when you consider he should be dead now and it is nothing short of a miracle that he is not only alive and well, but also […]

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May 15

The real message behind safe injecting rooms

By Ian Young

Brighton plans safe rooms for addicts to inject drugs  In the Guardian last week and across the news recently was the story about how Brighton is to become the first British city to offer official “drug consumption rooms”.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/14/brighton-drug-consumption-rooms I’m not going to get too involved in the story as to whether it’s a good […]

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Feb 28

Arlesey former drugs smuggler’s road to recovery

By Ian Young

A FORMER drugs smuggler and addict turned turned life coach from Arlesey has published a book about his battle with addiction.

Ian Young’s drug and alcohol-fuelled exploits took him all over Europe before he found his salvation. His new book, It’s Not About Me, lifts the lid not only on Ian’s years of addiction, but also his recovery.

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Sep 14

The Benzo Fury & Popularity of Legal High’s

By Ian Young

We’re nearing the end of festival season. All muddy tents, Portaloos, beer-soaked moshpits and, of course, that old festival favourite – drugs. We’re not just talking Es, whizz, weed, coke and LSD, though – that’s when the drugs scene was simpler. Whether you dabbled, were addicted or were totally anti-drugs, at least you were aware […]

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