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Darren McGarvey’s Addictions | BBC Scotland 17 May 2022

Darren McGarvey’s Addictions | BBC Scotland 17 May 2022

Series 1 Episode 2

Drugs

The focus in this second episode is on drugs.

Acclaimed social commentator Darren begins his journey on the front line of the drug crisis by spending a shift with the ambulance service during a busy Friday evening in Glasgow. He then travels to Fife, where he is trained to use the life-saving treatment Naloxone which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, and meets Reece, who has been saved by it twice.

Darren retraces his own time in rehab in 2018 by returning to talk with the therapist who aided his recovery, and visits neuroscientist Dr Lucy Troup to learn exactly what happens inside our brains when we take drugs.

Historian Dr Jim Mills walks him through a potted history of drugs in Scotland, and shines a light on how drug addiction evolved from a medical issue to a criminal one.

In Govan, Darren meets former police officer Simon Maclean, who after years working undercover as a drug dealer now thinks we need a radical overhaul of our drugs laws. Taking a trip inside Barlinnie prison, Darren meets some of the prisoners to learn about the role addiction plays in so many crimes, and whether our current system fails to address this.

He also spends a day at the Simon Community Access Hub, where he meets former heroin users Kevin and Alex, who explain how the charity helped their recovery. He also meets Jim, heroin-user-turned-staff-member, who now uses a revolutionary scanner to show intravenous drug users how to safely inject drugs and where to seek support.

Darren goes head to head to with Dr Saket Priyadarshi, the clinical lead for Glasgow’s alcohol and drug recovery services, to find out why we have so many methadone users in Scotland and what the alternatives are, before heading the to the beautiful banks of the River Ayr to discover a rehab model which is changing the recovery landscape.

May 17 @ 22:00
22:00 — 23:00 (1h)

BBC Scotland

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Kathy is at her wits’ end with Ben and Peter’s bickering, and it soon gets even worse. Kim goes to extreme lengths to keep Howie close, and Bailey and Bernie ambush Mitch about what’s going on.

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Sue Barker and guests keep an eye out for shock upsets and heroic third-round encounters, as the tournament ends its first week with third round singles matches.

Coverage continues throughout the week on BBC One and BBC Two.

July 2 @ 12:20
12:20 — 17:00 (4h 40′)

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