Recovery Rocks ~ an Interview with 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 very jolly. Ian now runs …

The real message behind safe injecting rooms

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”. I’m not going to get too involved in the story as to whether it’s a good thing or not, but rather …

Arlesey former drugs smuggler’s road to recovery

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.

Russell Brand 10 Years Drug-Free

A couple of weeks ago, comedian Russell Brand hit a milestone. Taking to his Twitter account, he wrote: “10 years clean today. Thanks for all your messages of love… Anyone can get clean, one day at a time.”

The Benzo Fury & Popularity of Legal High’s

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 of what was out there. …