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Name: Sammie Wood-Johnson
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Campaign: To educate young people about the dangers of taking the drug MCAT

Using the former ‘legal high’ MCAT affected me physically and mentally.  For one thing, my appearance changed. My skin was hanging off my cheek bones, you could clearly see my bone structure and I kept grinding my teeth.  


MCAT only became illegal in 2010 and I don’t believe there is enough information on the drug available.


After kicking the habit, I want to make sure other people are aware of MCAT and the consequences of using it.


If I’d known that it was deadly, and understood what I’d be thinking and feeling after taking it, I definitely wouldn’t have touched it.


With the help of Fixers, I’m creating a retro-style zombie film to reflect the behavioural and physical effects of the drug. I hope to show it in schools and youth clubs.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:


Henna Khan Tiffany Buxton
Jessica Pykett Gemma Batchelor
Rosie Nlessen Ricky Prosser
Liam Garratt John Marriott
Dee Shepherd Kaylee Hemmings
Jason Brown Jack Mannix
Ryan Woodward Kyle Langton
Kathleen Froggatt  Lauren Hind
Hollie Dixon Bethany Allen
William Marshall Katie Wheeldon
Owen Clayton Craig Canning
Daniel Radford Amie Wood-Johnson
Jordan Robson Ryan Slingsby
Jessica Bonner Jessica Skinner
Danny Bentley Antonio Davies
Tom Marsden Jessica Tetley
Hanna-Louise Valentine Harriet Putt
Hena Khan Liam Woodland
Scott Thornton  

Catch 22, Positive Futures

Alfie Smith from the Catch 22 Positive Futures programme has supported our Fixers project. He has been involved throughout the process and has helped us with organisational tasks.


Jamie Satterthwaite, Young Person Substance Misuse Team Leader, Nottinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust

Jamie has supported our Fixers project. He came to one of our meetings and gave us lots of useful information about MCAT. He is also interviewed in our ITV broadcast film.


Simon Martin, Sutton Community Academy

Simon kindly allowed us to film at the academy for my Fixers project and my TV Story.

November 2013

I was interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham to discuss my Fixers campaign and the dangers of substance abuse.


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