Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Owen Bowden-Jones is a consultant psychiatrist within CNWL's addictions services in Kensington & Chelsea. In 2011, he founded the first national, self-referral Club Drug Clinic.

“My interest in club drugs developed from seeing people in my clinic with a range of new drugs and new problems. It became clear that existing services were not well equipped to help so I decided to set up a new, specialist clinic to better understand the problems and improve treatment for this group of people.”

...with Dr Owen Bowden-Jones

  • New drugs, new harms, new treatments

    Club drugs and legal highs are now recognised as an emerging drug use trend in the UK. To tackle this, we opened the Club Drug Clinic in 2011 after discovering that users of club drugs, such as ketamine and mephedrone, were not presenting to mainstream drug services when they encountered problems. We are increasingly hearing […]

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  • Rising risks of ‘legal highs’

    The CNWL Club Drug Clinic has helped the National Treatment Agency with the production of their latest report ‘Club Drugs: Emerging Trends and Risks’, published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. The report analyses data collected since 2005. The report supports the emerging trends already noticed by the drug treatment services provided by CNWL. In 2010 […]

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