TalkingDrugs is one of the few online platforms dedicated to providing unique news and analysis on drug policy, harm reduction and related issues around the world. We deliver geographically diverse coverage of these important issues, with a level of topic expertise often lacking in the mainstream media.

TalkingDrugs gives people the opportunity to become engaged in the debate, and encourages those who wish to contribute to get in touch with us about either volunteering or submitting a piece of work for publication.

In particular, we are keen for people to tell their stories of how drugs and/or policies have affected their lives or their communities. TalkingDrugs is an anti-racist, sex worker allied, trans-inclusive, abolitionist platform that is grounded in a respect for people who use drugs and for those who are most egregiously impacted by punitive drug laws.

TalkingDrugs is managed by Release, the UK’s centre of expertise on drugs, the law and human rights.

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We are currently on the look out for TalkingDrugs Volunteers to support:

  • Writing stories for TD! We're interested in hearing what you have to say about drugs, the industry, and the people that use them. 
  • Translation (English --> Multiple languages)
  • Social media content ( including videos)


To enquire about opportunities please contact Andre Gomes:

Email: andre@release.org.uk