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Addiction interview on CNTV with Mark Dempster

Interview of all my years within the grips of addiction and the positive result that came from finally breaking free from addiction, bad influences, and poor decision making. Take a look here on my YouTube channel and see all my videos on addiction.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKqXkALiBMM

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No Smoking signs are bad for smokers

A psychological study on smoking signs has shown that their constant presence can trigger smokers to light up. As a sign that negates an activity it actually becomes a reminder to smokers to grab their next cigarette. Even with a smoker unaware that they have seen the signs it has an effect on their smoking [...]

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The increasing danger of legal highs

Thank you for listening as we discuss the issues surrounding legal highs and the destruction they can bring to countless people.  The belief of 'if it is legal, it can't be that bad' is fueling a lot of overdose deaths. Others find the drugs to be the legal forbidden fruit, a loophole to enjoy as [...]

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Talk Radio Europe, The Daily with Dave Hodgson interviews Mark Dempster

On the radio with Dave Hodgson from Talk Radio Europe discussing my history of drug addiction, smuggling, dealing, and recovery from my autobiography Nothing to Declare. The depth of despair and hopelessness I've experienced in addiction and bad choices led me to be broke and homeless. Finding recovery in 12 step programs and [...]

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My Robert Elms, BBC London Radio Interview

Here is my interview on Nothing to Declare: Confessions of an Unsuccessful Drug Smuggler, Dealer and Addict with additional insights from Robert's questions about my time in the grips of addiction, turning into dealing, and recovery.  Many stories from my past that you hear me speak about to help connect what you have read in the [...]

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Relapse Prevention Strategies – Mark Dempster

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My spot on ITV daybreak talking about the proposed consumption rooms in Brighton

Always surprises me how this illness in sobriety tries to rob me off joy. Yesterday morning when I came out of the itv studio I was convinced I had been totally ineffective, however when I listened to it last night I was slightly shocked and proud of myself. I reiterate mark twain's classic - I've [...]

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UK’s proposed drug consumption rooms

http://ruvr.co.uk/2013_04_22/UKs-proposed-drug-consumption-rooms/ The UK could soon provide rooms where addicts can take illegal drugs without being arrested in an attempt to reduce the number of people dying as a result of taking drugs. The city of Brighton wants to provide such a safe haven for drug addicts. VoR hosts a debate on the idea. To discuss the new [...]

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Bankers on Wonga: payday lenders causing ‘misery and hardship’ even among the rich

This morning the Office of Fair Trading slammed payday lenders for ‘causing misery and hardship’. It’s not just the poor who suffer — even in the bonus-rich City, some high-earners are borrowing at huge interest rates against the next salary cheque. Joshi Herrmann reports (http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/bankers-on-wonga-payday-lenders-causing-misery-and-hardship-even-among-the-rich-8522409.html) Jamie, a 25-year-old banker, is describing his life in the [...]

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Robert Elms Show

Mark Dempster, Nigel Barden and Gisli Orn Gardarsson Mark Dempster on his new book, Nigel Barden on food, this week’s ‘Fourfer’ is The Pioneers and actor Gisli Orn Gardarsson. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01307lj

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