Cynon Valley: Take Drugs Seriously

St Elvan's Church, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF44 7AB


As drug deaths hit record levels in Wales, come along to learn, and talk about the impact of drugs in the Aberdare area, and how we can better protect our community.Join the discussion about what a new approach to drugs could mean for Wales, Aberdare, your family and your community with a powerful panel of affected families, ex-police, treatment groups and politicians.Speakers include:B?eth Winter, MP for Cynon ValleyNeil Woods, Chair of Law Enforcement Action Partnership UK was an undercover drugs officer for 14 years who now campaigns for drug legalisation. His best-selling book 'Good Cop, Bad War' is being dramatised by the Line of Duty team.Rob Barker, Campaigns and Communications Lead at treatment group BarodNadia Rees, of Anyone's Child: Families for Safer Drug Control whose son Ben died from an accidental overdosePatricia Hudson, of Anyone's Child: Families for Safer Drug Control whose son Kevin overdosed in the M&S toilets in CarmarthenChaired by Jane Slater, Deputy CEO of Transform Drug Policy FoundationOpportunity to visit the UK's first unsanctioned Overdose Prevention Centre which operated in Glasgow and supervised over 1000 injections and treated multiple overdoses (with the heroin antidote Naloxone) that could otherwise have been fatal.Followed by a Question and Answer discussion.


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