Harry Shapiro

Director of DrugWise and author

Harry Shapiro is Director of DrugWise – an online drug information service – and Managing Editor of DS Daily – the daily online drug, alcohol and tobacco news service.

Harry Shapiro
Harry Shapiro is Director of DrugWise – an online drug information service – and Managing Editor of DS Daily – the daily online drug, alcohol and tobacco news service.

He has worked in the drugs field for nearly 40 years, first with the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence and then from 2000 with DrugScope where he was Director of Communications until the charity folded in 2015. He was DrugScope’s main media spokesperson, managing editor of Druglink magazine and has written extensively on all aspects of drugs and drug-related issues combining this with lecturing, public speaking and advisory work for government.

His drug-related books include Waiting for the Man: The Story of Drugs and Popular Music and Shooting Stars: Drugs, Hollywood and the Movies.

Harry Shapiro is also a member of Public Health England National Drug Intelligence Network, the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence and a member of the Opiate Painkiller Dependency Alliance.

He is currently working on a history of the UK scene.

Topic

Harry will be speaking about ‘Spice – facts, fiction & harm reduction’.

Harry Shapiro

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