People & Dancefloors – Narratives of Drug Taking from the UK
October 4, 2020
Nick and Ash chat with the team from People and Dancefloors, a UK project focused on telling the broader story of people who choose to take drugs. We also hear about how Covid-19 has effected the UK’s nightlife and party scene.
PEOPLE AND DANCEFLOORS
The People and Dancefloors project was created by Daniel King and Dr Giulia Zampini(link is external). The research was designed by Giulia Zampini. The project has recently expanded to welcome Dr Eveleigh Buck-Matthews(link is external) and Dr Anthony Killick(link is external) on the research team.
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO TAKE DRUGS?
For too long, drug users have been portrayed as either criminals(1) or victims(2) of the potential ill effects of the substances that they choose to take. Although all drugs are harmful, and can be dangerous and even life-threatening(3), in most cases, the consequences of recreational drug taking are not negative.