Using apps to buy and sell drugs

While there are an increasing number of apps designed to help drug and alcohol users in recovery, drug dealers are also taking advantage of apps to increase their customer base.

Social media for community policing

00000This is the sixth in a series of posts based on the recent COMPOSITE report on police use of social media across Europe. The police are the public and the public are the police Robert Peel’s most quoted fundamental principle is proving even more relevant in the age of social media. Community policing – embodied in Safer Neighbourhood Teams, the most popular and effective change to policing in modern times (in my opinion) – is characterised …

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New app helps Manchester people get closer to their community policing teams

00000Greater Manchester Police have just released a new app which uses geo-location technology to allow Mancunians to become crimefighters and to get closer to their local neighbourhood policing teams. The Apple version of the app was released last month with an Android version promised for Spring. This review of the new smartphone app produced by Greater Manchester Police was kindly written by @TheCustodySgt     Getting the app I’m running iOS 6 on an iPhone 4s. …

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Drug Treatment 2.0

00000This post is a celebration of  the increasing range and variety of online resources developed by the drug treatment world. It’s great to report that all sectors of the field are bringing their tradition of creativity to the world of web 2.0 Harm reductionists have eagerly embraced the opportunities to engage with drug users which the World Wide Web and social media bring. These are just a few of the many high quality harm reductions …

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How a new smartphone app can save lives

00000Naloxone training app I am writing this post to celebrate the launch of the new @UTurntraining smartphone app which is dedicated to preventing deaths caused by opiate overdoses. The app was launched on 16 January 2012 and is available for download from the Android marketplace for the sum of £1.99. UPDATE: 15 May 2012 – the app is now totally FREE. The iPhone version is already under development. Back in October, I wrote a post …

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Applying ourselves to prevent drug overdoses

00000The mobile phone application market is huge, over half a million apps for iPhone and quarter of a million for Android phones. As I write this, today’s top trending app in the Android Market is Buka HD – just £1.49 will buy you a game which features a big blue bubble whose purpose is to make ‘stars go boom’. In addition, to the thousands of games, there are apps for every purpose imaginable. In the …

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