Episode 1: War Correspondents

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users members observe a moment of silence dedicated to those who lost their lives to the war on drugs. (Alexander B. Kim)

Drug users are the experts.

We’ve survived.

We know policy better than policy-makers. We know law better than lawmakers. We know pharmaceuticals better than pharmacists.

We know nobody’s coming to save us. So we gotta save ourselves.

You can download a full transcript for Episode 1 here (PDF).


Garth Mullins is Crackdown‘s host and executive producer.

Alexander Kim was this month’s lead producer.

Crackdown’s Editorial Board is: Samona Marsh, Shelda Kastor, Greg Fess, Jeff Louden, Dean Wilson, Laura Shaver, Dave Murray, Al Fowler, and Chereece Keewatin.

Crackdown is produced by Garth Mullins, Alexander Kim, Lisa Hale, Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic. Our scientific adviser is Ryan McNeil from the BC Centre on Substance Use.

The music for this episode was written by Garth Mullins, Sam Fenn, and Jacob Dryden.

Thanks to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for ongoing funding to Crackdown.

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You can send us an email at info@crackdowpod.com.

New episodes air on the last Wednesday of the month.

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