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Featured Video Archives:
Oct-Dec 2012

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.

Decriminalisation of Drugs in Portugal

Featured Video: 31-Dec-2012
At the Harm Reduction International 2011 Conference in Beirut, Joao Castel-Branco Goulao of the Portugese government talks about their experience of decriminalising drugs.

Newsnight - Drug Policy 14th December 2012

Featured Video: 24-Dec-2012
Professor John Strang from the National Addiction Centre on Newsnight on Friday 14 December talks on drug policy.

Brighton 2012 - Fourth UK Recovery Walk

Featured Video: 17-Dec-2012
Footage and interviews from the 4th annual UK Recovery Walk which was held in Brighton this September. The 2013 Recovery Walk will be in Birmingham - follow #Mr_Shuffy for regular updates and links as they evolve or see the UK Recovery Federation web site.

International Payment by Results expert Jane Mansour

Featured Video: 10-Dec-2012
Jane Mansour says PbR is not a panacea but can be an effective payment model.

New Generation, New Drugs, New Harms: The Rise and Rise of Club Drugs

Featured Video: 03-Dec-2012
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones talks about "new" drugs such as mephedrone, ketamine and "legal highs" and increasing sales via the internet. He describes the foundation of the Club Drug Clinic, the Uk's largest service for people using novel psychoactive substances.

Cities as an Incubator for Tobacco Harm Reduction, a "Social Contagion" Model

Featured Video: 26-Nov-2012
Presentation by Dr Carl Philips at the recent City Health conference.

10% Shooters: the Transition of Drug Use in Holland from Injecting to Smoking

Featured Video: 19-Nov-2012
This short film charts the chronology and reasons behind what remains a unique phenomenon: the large-scale shift amongst Dutch drug users from injecting their drugs of choice, to smoking them.

Naloxone Works - I am the Evidence

Featured Video: 12-Nov-2012
Service users and staff of Swansea Drugs Project describe the powerful impact of naloxone distribution there.

10 Minute Naloxone Training

Featured Video: 05-Nov-2012
Sally Kneath, a pharmacist at Swansea Drugs Project, demonstrates their naloxone training on independent trainer and consultant Danny Morris. She shows how quick and easy it can be to opportunistically train people attending the needle exchange in when and how to administer naloxone to reverse opiate overdose. The video is intended as a practice example for services designing, planning, developing, and delivering naloxone distribution.

How Does Harm Reduction Work in Behavioral Addiction Therapy?

Featured Video: 29-Oct-2012
Harm reduction and behavioural addiction therapy - where anything in a positive direction is seen as gain.

Harm Reduction - Busting Myths

Featured Video: 22-Oct-2012
Harm reduction myth busters - a short video made by Canadian 3rd year nursing students.

Bill Clinton Calls for Harm Reduction

Featured Video: 15-Oct-2012
A reminder of the benefits of harm reduction as Bill Clinton speaks at the 2010 AIDS conference.

Insite Safer Injecting Site: Lessons for the UK?

Featured Video: 08-Oct-2012
Danny Morris in conversation with Dan Small from the Insite safer injecting site in Vancouver Canada. Dan talks about the people who use Insite and how it improves outcomes for treatment, detox and employment for many. The interview was recorded after Dan's presentation about Insite in Bristol UK.

Anabolic Steroid Use: A Potential Public Health Problem?

Featured Video: 01-Oct-2012
Professor Harrison Pope from Harvard Medical School outlines the history of anabolic steroids and their place within Western culture, then goes on to present some of his research into the people using them. He concludes with some thoughts about what the future may hold.