Bristol Drugs Project to host free webinar exploring student drug use

Bristol Drugs Project to host free webinar exploring student drug use

Posted on: 11 Jan 2022

The Bristol-based non-profit will be exploring drug use, drug policy and more in the latest edition of their Behind The Scenes series.


The Bristol Drugs Project have opened registrations for a free virtual webinar exploring students' relationships with drugs and alcohol, set to go live at 12:30 on Thursday 20 January.


As part of the event, the hosts will be looking into the what, why and how of student drug use, the impact of university drug policies and the influence of the coronavirus pandemic.


Attendees will also be provided with information on the services available through the Bristol Drugs Project for students in different stages of education.



The Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) is a charity providing harm reduction and treatment services to people experiencing issues with drugs and/or alcohol. 


With more than 35 years of experience behind them, the organisation work year-round to support people towards independence from substances.


The team of full-time staff and volunteers are dedicated to challenging the stigma faced by people who use drugs and alcohol, wherever they see it.


We recently caught up with The Drop, the harm reduction arm of the Bristol Drugs Project, to find out about their outreach work at Bristol festivals and clubs. 


Since last summer, the team have been on-site at Love Saves The Day and Tokyo World, as well as major venues like Motion and Lakota, offering harm reduction advice for attendees and chatting to people about what they’ve taken or are planning to take.


The Drop’s on-site spaces are set up to be as welcoming as possible, offering physical resources like earplugs and clean snorting equipment – particularly useful during a pandemic – alongside posters and information booklets. 



Behind the Scenes is a virtual webinar series run by the Bristol Drugs Project to invite the public into the organisation's services and delve into how and why they do what they do. 


The latest entry in the series will see the team explore students' relationships with drugs and alcohol, and how that may have been influenced or affected by a number of factors over the course of the past two years.


The webinar can be viewed live for free - find out more and register for your place here.


For more information on the Bristol Drugs Project, or to follow news and updates from the team in 2022, head to their website or find them on Facebook.

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