Sections

-Mental Health, Trauma and Addiction
- Articles
- Documentary Recommendations
- Further Reading

It might seem odd to include documentary recommendations in these section, but there are so many relevant to the topics here. You'll notice the recommendations are from a selection of mainstream streaming services. They can't all be conspiracy theorists, can they?

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https://www.high-committee.co.uk/post/cannabis-mental-health-addressing-the-stigma

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https://ecsbalancecontrol.com/ecs-balance-control-blog/f/cannabis-and-mental-health-its-not-always-that-black-and-white?blogcategory=THC

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FURTHER READING 


Achenbach, J., Bernstein, L., O'Harrow Jnr., R and Boburg, S. (July 2019) An onslaught of pills, hundreds of thousands of deaths: Who is accountable? Washington Post [online]. Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/an-onslaught-of-pills-hundreds-of-thousands-of-deaths-who-is-accountable/2019/07/20/8d85e650-aafc-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html

Cermak, T. L. (17 January 2022) The Complex Link Between Cannabis Use and Psychosis. Psychology Today. Available online at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healing-from-addiction/202201/the-complex-link-between-cannabis-use-and-psychosis

Colizzi, M., & Murray, R. (2018). Cannabis and psychosis: What do we know and what should we do?  The British Journal of Psychiatry, 212(4), 195-196. doi:10.1192/bjp.2018.1. Available online at: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/cannabis-and-psychosis-what-do-we-know-and-what-should-we-do/D09D5E6B7A77D475B3BD63D81462BF7A

Compassion Prison Project (online resource hub). Available at: 
Damji, M. (20 March 2022) Prison Privatisation: A Failure of the British Penal System. St. Andrews Law Review (online). Available online at: https://www.standrewslawreview.com/post/prison-privatisation-a-failure-of-the-british-penal-system

Deggans, E. (June 18, 2021) How TV Dramas Informed And Misinformed Perceptions Of The War On Drugs. NPR (online). Available online at: https://compassionprisonproject.org/
 https://www.npr.org/2021/06/18/1004476457/war-on-drugs-the-wire-miami-vice-orange-is-the-new-black-dragnet-law-and-order

Drugwise (October 2021) Drug Consumption Rooms. Drugwise. Available online at: https://www.drugwise.org.uk/drug-consumption-rooms/
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (16 June 2023) Harm reduction – the current situation in Europe (European Drug Report 2023) EMCDDA. Available online at: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/european-drug-report/2023/harm-reduction_en

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (6 July 2023) Spotlight on… Drug consumption rooms. EMCDDA. Available online at: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/spotlights/drug-consumption-rooms_en

Gage, S. (19 March 2019) Cannabis and psychosis: triangulating the evidence. The Lancet (Psychiatry). Vol.6. issue pages 364-365. Available online at: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30086-0/fulltext

Garavelli, D. (13 September 2023) Scotland is now free to defy the Tories’ drugs policy. This could transform the whole UK (Opinion: Drugs). The Guardian. Available online at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/sep/14/scotland-tories-drugs-policy-uk-consumption-room-glasgow-snp?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Jorandby,L.E. (8 February 2022) When Trauma Leads to Addiction. Psychology Today (U.S.). Available online at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/use-your-brain/202202/when-trauma-leads-addiction

Lesser, B. (12 August 2023) Addiction to Drugs and Psychological Trauma. Dualdiagnosis.org. Available online at: https://dualdiagnosis.org/psychological-trauma-drug-addiction/

Leung, P., Macdonald, E.M., Dhalla, I.A. and Juurlick, D. (2017) A 1980 Letter on the Risk of Opioid Addiction. New England Journal of Medicine. 1 June 2017; 376:2194-2195
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1700150. Available online at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1700150

Lortye, S. A., Will, J. P., Marquenie, L. A., Goudrian, A. E., Arntz, A. and de Waal, M. M. (7 September 2021) Treating posttraumatic stress disorder in substance use disorder patients with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of different types and timings of treatment BMC Psychiatry. 21, 442 (2021) Available online at: https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-021-03366-0#citeas

Mann, B. (19 June 2021) Overdose Deaths Rose During The War On Drugs, But Efforts To Reduce Them Face Backlash. NPR (online). Available online at: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/19/1006891729/overdose-deaths-rose-during-the-war-on-drugs-but-efforts-to-reduce-them-face-bac

Matthews-King, A. (13 July 2019) Residential addiction services in England cut by third amid drug overdose and funding crisis, figures show. The Independent (online). Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/addiction-drug-alcohol-treatment-austerity-cuts-government-council-a8992696.html

Morrison, H. (31 August 2023) Home Office Rejects MPs Calls for Safe Drug Consumption Rooms. The National (Scot). Available online at: https://www.thenational.scot/news/23757136.home-office-rejects-mps-call-safe-drug-consumption-rooms/?ref=eb&nid=1302&u=1c1ce32e3d197eb322249be9ba06e61c&date=310823

National Institute on Drug Abuse (U.S.) (July 2020) Cannabis (Marijuana) Research Report
Is there a link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders? National Institute of Drug Abuse. Available online at: https://nida.nih.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/there-link-between-marijuana-use-psychiatric-disorders

Nixontapes.org (online resource). Available online at: http://nixontapes.org/index.html

Office for National Statistics (3 August 2022) Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales: 2021 registrations. ONS. Available online at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsrelatedtodrugpoisoninginenglandandwales/2021registrations

Pandeli, J. (30 September 2019) A Money-Making Cycle of Incarceration: The Private Sector and UK Prison Labour. Futures of Work (online). Issue 6. Available online at: https://futuresofwork.co.uk/2019/09/30/a-money-making-cycle-of-incarceration-the-private-sector-and-uk-prison-labour/

Porter, J. (1980) Addiction Rare in Patients Treated with Narcotics (Letter to editor) New England Journal of Medicine. 10 January 1980. 1980; 302:123
DOI: 10.1056/NEJM198001103020221. Available online at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM198001103020221

Reuters (10 August 2023) US supreme court halts Purdue Pharma deal that shields Sacklers from lawsuits: Court agrees to hear challenge from Biden administration to legality of OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy settlement. The Guardian (Online). Available online at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/10/purdue-pharma-oxycontin-supreme-court-sacklers-bankruptcy-deal

Rich, S.L, Wilson, J.K. and Robertson, A. A. (19 February 2016) The Impact of Abuse Trauma on Alcohol and Drug Use: a Study of High-Risk Incarcerated Girls(Abstract) Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 25:3, 194-205, DOI: 10.1080/1067828X.2015.1007197. Available online at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5082739/

Sherman, N. (21 October 2020) Purdue Pharma to plead guilty in $8bn opioid settlement. BBC (Business News online). Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54636002

Stone, E. (2 May 2022) Is Cannabis Addictive? Leafly.com. Available online at: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/is-cannabis-addictive

Thorpe, B. and Williams, J. (October 2022) V&A drops financial ties with Sackler family over links with opioids. The Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/oct/01/campaigners-celebrate-as-va-severs-sackler-links-over-opioids-cash

Wikipedia (October 2022) MCarthyism. Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism

Wikipedia (October 2021) Nixon White House tapes. Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_White_House_tapes

Wikipedia (15 August 2023) Purdue Pharma. Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdue_Pharma

Wikipedia (update date unknown) The Schafer Report. Available at: 

Wolf, Zachary, B. (3 September 2021) The worst drug dealers in history are getting away with billions. CNN.com. Available at: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/02/politics/what-matters-sackler-opioid-purdue-pharma/index.html

Zornosa, L. (10 August 2023) How the Netflix Drama Painkiller Uncovers the Origins of the Opioid Crisis. Time.com. Available online at: https://time.com/6303583/painkiller-netflix-true-story/

Updated: 16th August 2023