OPINION: Sam Trans Man on drugs

June 5, 2018

Dr Samuel Hall on the drugs he’s dependent on and how his brain is rewiring itself in his second puberty. Please forgive my indulgence, since I’ve little to say about chemsex as per last month’s theme, instead I’m exploring the influence of a drug that I’m totally dependent on for both my physical and mental health, and wellbeing. Testosterone.

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OPINION: Transitioning with Sugar – Drugs and the Trans Community

Ms Sugar Swan April 26, 2018

Ms Sugar Swan looks at drug use and asks if trans people are overlooked as an at-risk group within the LGBT+ communities. PARTY drugs are a problem, they always have been, and whilst I think some members of our umbrella communities are well looked after and catered to when it comes to party drugs and picking up the pieces when things go wrong, I fear that, as with many things in the community, trans people are often overlooked.

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Community News

Action taken to tackle ‘county lines’ drug-dealing in the city

Besi Besemar January 12, 2018

That’s the message in a report going to the Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equalities (NICE) committee on January 22. ‘County lines’ is the police term used to describe a national issue of urban gangs supplying drugs – primarily heroin and crack cocaine – to towns across the country using mobile phone lines.

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General News

Lewes MP call for “radical change” to UK drugs policy

Besi Besemar November 3, 2014

Home Office Minister, Norman Baker MP, for Lewes calls for a radical change in the UK’s drugs law. His call follows the Government publishing a major report on drugs policies around the world. The report finds that tough criminal sentences for drug users makes no difference to the rates of drug use.

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