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Featured Video Archives:
Oct-Dec 2011

The following videos have been previously featured on the SMMGP Home Page, and are relevant to those working in the area of substance misuse in the UK. They are presented below in the order they were featured, with the newest at the top.

More recent videos are still available on the main Featured Videos page.

Please note that the older the video the more likely it is that its content is no longer relevant, and that in some cases the video itself may no longer be available.

Sam Skolnik on the Societal Costs of Gambling in Las Vegas

Featured Video: 26-Dec-2011
Sam Skolnik, author of "High Stakes: The Rising Cost of America's Gambling Addiction", discusses the societal costs of gambling in Las Vegas ...What the explosive growth of legalized gambling means socially, politically, and economically for America.

Bruce Alexander on Alternative Views of Addiction

Featured Video: 19-Dec-2011
Bruce talks about a paradigm shift from the "official" view of drug use. He talks about "dislocation". People have to be part of a community, family, value system, spiritual beliefs... "if people don't belong they are hurting ...in the sense they are not going to be contributing..."

Alice Huffman: NAACP Passed a Resolution to End the War on Drugs

Featured Video: 12-Dec-2011
Alice Huffman's speech delivered at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2011, Los Angeles, California.

Youth RISE for World AIDS Day

Featured Video: 05-Dec-2011
To mark World AIDS Day, Youth RISE has released a short animation video that highlights the vulnerability of young people who use drugs to HIV and solutions for mitigating the spread of HIV among these youth.

Garry Johnson: Pardon Non-Violent Marijuana Offences

Featured Video: 28-Nov-2011
Speaking at the 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference co-hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance, Garry Johnson (Former New Mexico Governor) said that as President he would establish a process for expediting pardons for those hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been convicted under federal law for nonviolent marijuana offenses.

We Need Stronger Leadership to End the War on Drugs

Featured Video: 21-Nov-2011
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom openly advocates the legalization of drugs as the solution to the country's drug problems while speaking to more than 700 people at the 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference co-hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance.

Through the Maze: Making Treatment Better

Featured Video: 14-Nov-2011
A recent presentation on "Barriers to recovery: Stigma and discrimination" by Associate Professor Julian Buchanan to the NZ Drug Policy Symposium entitled "Through the Maze: Making Treatment Better".

The State of Harm Reduction in Europe

Featured Video: 07-Nov-2011
A film crew of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) attended a recent meeting of the European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) in Marseille and interviewed professionals and activists from several countries to give you an overview of the current state of harm reduction in Europe.