Edinburgh: Take Drugs Seriously with Anyone’s Child

Anyone’s Child and Transform are bringing their thought-provoking event series, Take Drugs Seriously to Edinburgh. Crew will be sitting on a excellent panel of speakers to discuss key issues around how we can prevent drug-related deaths. The event takes place on the 11th May 2023 from 18:30-21:30 at St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church and is free to attend.

Scotland sees around 100 drug-related deaths per month with our drug-related death rate having pushed record levels for a number of years. This event aims to open a discussion around alternative approaches to responding to drugs and drug use. What could a new approach to drugs mean for Scotland, for Edinburgh, our families and communities?

Our CEO Emma Crawshaw will be joining families affected by drug-taking, ex-police, other people providing treatment or support and politicians on the panel. The event will kick off with a panel discussion followed by a Q&A chaired by Anyone’s Child Deputy CEO, Jane Slater. 

The Speakers:

Alison Crocket, Head of Whole Systems Unit, Drug Policy Division, Scottish Government 

Dr Saket Priyadarshi,  Associate Medical Director at Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services 

Emma Crawshaw, Chief Executive Officer, Crew 2000 

Katrina Thornton,Anyone’s Child

Anne-Marie Cockburn,  Anyone’s Child

Ian Andrew, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Scotland 

Peter Krykant, Activst and Fundraising Lead, Cranstoun 

About the organisers:

Anyone’s Child is an international network of families campaigning for change in national and international drug laws.

Transform Drug Policy Foundation is a UK-based charity campaigning for world where drug policypromotes health, protects the vulnerable and puts safety first.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership advocates for evidence based policies with a public health focus for drugs and mental health.

Cranstoun is a national charity offering a range of support for people around housing, drug use, domestic abuse and the criminal legal system.

The Event

Edinburgh: Take Drugs Seriously
When: Thursday 11th May 2023, 18.30 – 21.30 BST
Where: St. John’s Scottish Episcopal Church, 1A Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
Cost: FREE
Tickets: Book here (including waiting list)