Nice People Take Drugs
To reduce the hypocrisy in the way we manage drugs in society - there needs to be much greater honesty about drug use and those who use them. The stigma attached to drug use has made it almost impossible to have any form of sensible discussion. Drugs are part of society and there are much more effective ways to ensure they cause as little harm as possible.
But in order to do this, we need your help. Please donate what you can today.
To be kept informed about the Nice People Take Drugs campaign, and to find out what action you can take to support it, please email us.
Posted by Nice People on Thursday, 30 September 2010
Sadly the season of summer festivals has drawn to a close and for those of you who managed to get to one (or maybe four!) this year, we hope you had a great time. Some festivals basked in glorious sunshine and others rocked despite the very er, British summer. Nevertheless, we are proud to report that Release's Nice People Take Drugs campaign benefited from some high profile legitimate presence (V Festival), as well as some renegade guerilla tactics (SW4)! Our team of volunteers had trouble keeping up with the demand for freebies like our bright orange wristbands, NPTD stickers and badges. We also sold a whole bunch of Tshirts, so thanks to those of you who stuck a sticker on your shirt/chest/face this year and helped spread the campaign message. There's a selection of photos in the NPTD gallery.
Amongst all the fun - and there's no doubt that festivals are always a lot of fun (if you can remember where your tent is, that is - Ed.), Release was also there to spread a serious message. Criminalising young people doesn't make drugs safer. Throwing heroin users in prison doesn't treat their addiction. Banning the latest 'legal high' doesn't stop kids trying the next one. Pretending that you're winning the war, doesn't mean that you are.
Nice People Take Drugs - join the campaign.
Posted by nice people on Friday, 25 June 2010
Release has released a video to coincide with the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which is marked on 26 June. Every year countries around the world resolve to continue their fight against drug use and trafficking – with a view to achieving a world free of illicit drugs. Countries such as
Posted by nice people on Friday, 27 November 2009
Release staff presented at the Drug Policy Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Executive Director, Sebastian Saville, was asked to speak at the DPA’s biannual conference about our Nice People campaign. The feedback about the campaign was really positive and we sold out of t-shirts; playing cards and the rest of the Nice People merchandise before the end of the conference.
Posted by nice people on Friday, 23 October 2009
Ever wondered which politicians have said what about their past drug use? Some form of drug use is common across all cultures and groups - approximately 40% of Amercians have tried cannabis and over a third of the UK population has too - it is not surprising therefore that politicians from around the world are no different.
Now you can play your favourite game of cards with a pack that will not only make you laugh, but also lead to some interesting discussions too. Is it right that the US, which arrests 1.5m of its citizens each year for drug offences, locking up half a million of them, should have a president whose own drug use did not get him in trouble with the law?
These are limited edition, high quality playing cards from your friends at the Nice People Take Drugs campaign. Buy your pack today. They'll make the perfect Christmas gift!
NB. By featuring in our deck of cards, Release is in no way suggesting that any or all of these politicians are nice people...
Posted by nice people on Friday, 16 October 2009
With so much going on in the drugs field; whether it's developments in policy, new drug trends, progress with campaigns for reform, new statements of support from high profile figures, fun events to attend and much more, you can keep up to date with all the latest by following our social network sites. Facebook and Twitter give easy to read and quick updates to you, and you benefit from being part of a growing online community that is eager to see change in the way drugs and drug users are managed.
Posted by nice people on Friday, 09 October 2009
Release is pleased to be taking part in the 2009 UK Hemp Expo, at the Truman Brewery in London. The UK's biggest and best hemp exhibition runs from November 13th-15th and features all the latest inventions, books, therapies and expert advice under one roof. Plus, Release will be there with loads of NICE PEOPLE TAKE DRUGS goodies for you. Come down and see us!
Posted by nice people on Wednesday, 30 September 2009
The popular Nice People Take Drugs t-shirts are once again available to buy from the Release online shop. The genuine high quality American Apparel t-shirts carry the NICE PEOPLE TAKE DRUGS slogan on the front and the edgy Release stamp on the back. Staff and supporters report that when they wear their t-shirt, they have some great conversations and interesting encounters with people who are drawn by the slogan. At just £15 each (which includes VAT), your purchase will help support our efforts to change the face of drug policy. Support the campaign. Buy yours today!
- Nice people campaign inspires protest at Bath rugby club 23 September 2009
- Selling t-shirts at one of London's oldest markets 14 September 2009
- San Francisco support 02 September 2009
- T-shirts, t-shirts, come get your NPTD t-shirt! 10 August 2009
- Watching the campaign grow 05 August 2009
- Stateside support 27 July 2009
- Exclusive campaign merchandise is finally here 20 July 2009
- Campaign reaches Germany 14 July 2009
- Students for Sensible Drug Policy 06 July 2009
- Nice people take drugs cartoon 02 July 2009
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