Behind Closed Doors
|Dates:||24 October 2022|
|Times:||18:00 - 20:00|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
Over a third of the population have tried illegal drugs and a tenth take them regularly. Yet the possession of drugs is illegal. In the context of prohibitionist drug policies, how do people store illegal drugs at home to avoid detection? This exhibition displays images and interview extracts about the drug storage strategies of recreational drug takers. It illustrates how drugs are stored in a variety of locations and containers to avoid detection. The data have been collected as part of a research project with people mostly living in Greater Manchester, aged between 28 and 58.
On arrival at the launch event, the audience will be invited to help themselves to refreshments and view the exhibition. Prior to a panel discussion, Dr Lisa Williams will outline the research project. This will be followed by a panel discussion about the problems of drug prohibition and the challenges of drug policy reform. Panellists are: Professor Julia Buxton, University of Manchester, Drug Policy Researcher; Manuela Memi, Chair of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Manchester; and Professor Rob Ralphs, Manchester Metropolitan University, Substance Use Researcher. There will be time for the public to ask questions of and respond to comments made by the panel.
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Samuel Alexander Building