Harry Shapiro is a trained librarian and writer on popular music and drugs who has worked in the drugs field since 1979, and began his career with the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence (ISDD). He was interviewed by Professor Virginia Berridge on 15 October 2020. Highlights of the interview include Harry talking about:

  • the demand for an informed and dispassionate discussion of drugs and drug policy
  • the impact of the Internet on resources and organisations in the field of addiction
  • working on DS Daily, a five-day-a-week news curation site
  • joining the All Party Parliamentary Group on prescribed drug dependence
  • how the stigma around drugs and alcohol is just as strong today as when he started working in the field