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  • Tim Bingham interview with NewsTalk

    Posted on December 10th, 2013 TimB No comments

    Tim talks about how the changing face of drug use and how people want to access information on how to use drugs more safely through social media and online website. He highlights how people are purchasing from the internet off sites like Silk Road and Topix.


  • Interview with Adam Winstock Global Drug Survey and the changes in the drugs market

    Posted on November 28th, 2012 TimB No comments


    This is an interview with Adam Winstock, in the interview we discuss the changes in the drugs market and re emergence of injecting mephedrone. We also discuss the Global Drugs Survey and the new  drugs meter apps as well as the website Silk Road

    More details on the Global Drug Survey can be found

    Follow Global Drug on twitter @GlobalDrugSurvy

    Contact Adam Winstock

    I also interviewed Monica Barrett on the connnections between drugs and the internet this can be downloaded 

    Download interview with Adam Winstock

  • Interview with Monica Barratt – The connections between drugs and the internet

    Posted on May 8th, 2012 TimB 1 comment


    Monica Barratt is a research fellow with the National Drug Research Institute  in Australia. We discuss  about the use of social   media  facilitating discussions on drug forums and the connections between drugs and the internet. The Interview also discusses the Silk Road which is underground  online marketplace for drug buyers and sellers . As is mentioned in the interview we are both on twitter @inef and @monicabarratt there are also a few drugs workers  and organisations who we connect with on twitter , these are a selection but there are many more

    • @injectingadvice
    • @stonetree_aus
    • @MorelandHall
    • @sharingneedles
    • @LEAPAustralia
    • @melodytreasure
    • @MatSouthwell
    • @HIT_org_uk


  • Interview with one of the authors from the Toronto and Ottawa Supervised Consumption Assessment Study

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 TimB No comments

    This is a interview with Carol Strike one of the principle authors of the Toronto and Ottawa Supervised Consumption Assessment Study which was released in April 2012. The interview focuses on the  six key points  of the report highlighting the different issues faced in Toronta and Ottawa, and  also responds to some of the critics of the report


  • Interview with the Clinical Services Manager Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

    Posted on April 24th, 2012 TimB No comments


    This is an interview with Jennifer Holmes Clinical Services Manager for  the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) The interview focuses on the work of the MISC and discusses the impact it has on the community in the area. The MISC recognises that drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition and that it is complex and difficult to treat and how the services works with the individual ensuring dignity and respect and the importance of Naloxone within the service. The interview also discusses the book In the eye of the Needle where some of the highs and lows of its first 30 months are revealed


  • Interview with Sarz Maxwell M.D. of the Chicago Recovery Alliance

    Posted on April 16th, 2012 TimB No comments


    This is a interview with Sarz Maxwell M.D . Sarz Maxwell, M.D., is a psychiatrist with the Chicago Recovery Alliance, and before that, she was with the Center for Addictive Problems methadone clinic in Chicago. The interview covers a variety of issues such as methadone, stigma and discrimination related to those clients on  Methadone Treatment  and Injecting Drug Users, the interview also covers Naloxone the life saving medication and finally chatting about her move to New Zealand .


  • Tim Bingham speaks with professor Greg Scott of DePaul University

    Posted on April 2nd, 2012 TimB No comments

    Greg Scott is the director of the Social Science Research Center and an associate professor in the department of sociology at DePaul University where he teaches courses on substance use and abuse, underground economies, street gangs, consciousness, urban culture, ethnographic documentary film production, photographic/visual sociology, and other topics. In 2005 Greg established Sawbuck Productions, a non-profit organization dedicated to create and produce multi-media educational and political materials that concern the well-being of illicit drug users. He has shown his documentaries at film festivals around the world and his work has appeared on television, including the National Geographic Network.

    The interview  focuses on the work Greg does within DePaul University and the work he does with his production Company SawBuck productions it also covers his recently published book Doing Qualitative Research: Designs, Methods, and Techniques


  • Podcast : Interview with Dr Garrett McGovern in response to the 2011 EMCDDA report

    Posted on November 18th, 2011 TimB No comments

    This recording took place between Dr Garrett McGovern and Orla Barry of Newstalk in response to the EMCDDA Annual Report 2011 stating that Ireland was the second highest European country for fatal overdoses.


  • Crack, Lies and Videotape

    Posted on April 11th, 2011 TimB No comments

    The media and movies like “New Jack City” paint a picture of crack cocaine as a black ghetto drug which is immediately addictive, totally uncontrollable, and leads to an epidemic of crack babies. But is there really any truth to this media hype? Experts Mark Kinzly and Kevin Irwin  dispel the myths about crack and give the real facts without the hype.

  • The Globalization of Addiction (podcast)

    Posted on December 11th, 2010 TimB No comments

    The Globalization of Addiction  by Bruce Alexander Vancouver, Canada  Simon Fraser University


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