Crack Cocaine

The Story of a Reformed Drug Kingpin - 'Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography'

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Jacobs

I was a high-school tennis player and planned to become the next Arthur Ashe. But once it was discovered that I could not read or write, my dream of becoming a sports star was over. I knew my tennis career was no longer a reality. I found myself pretty much lost, not knowing what my next move would be...

Emotional Tank

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Kleinhans

Within 2 years I had gravitated to one of the hardest drugs known, crack cocaine, and nearly lost everything I had worked so very hard for including my family and long lasting friendships. In this time I also contracted HIV.

WATCH: 'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford Pulls Incredible Dance Moves

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Toronto's mayor Rob Ford does not look like a man caught smoking crack cocaine, stripped of most of his powers and humiliated in the international med...

WATCH: What Is Crack Cocaine And How Does It Affect The Body?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While the term 'crack cocaine' is bandied about regularly on the news and in Hollywood films, it's safe to say the majority of us don't know very much...

New Drugs Warning

Nick Abbot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Incredible news: cocaine makes you stupid. That's right, you heard it here first. For years, models/actors/whatever have been on the C-Plan diet in the hope that not only will it make them skinny but also interesting and sexy as well. Turns out they were wrong on all counts.

Jessica Elgot

The Ridiculing Of Paul Flowers And Rob Ford Is Damaging For Addicts | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

"Toronto's crackhead mayor" headlined a Rob Ford story this week in the New York Post and this morning "Sorted For He's And Whizz" was the Sun's front...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Mention The Spying!

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 6 November 2013... 1) DON'T MENTION THE SPYING! The Germans aren't pleased. The Independent's spla...

Asa Bennett

Could Carney's Plastic Banknotes Be Cocaine-Free? | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Polymer banknotes, the new note form which Mark Carney has suggested could replace the current cotton paper banknotes, could have an advantage of bein...

Drug Legalization Revisited - Time to Get Serious About What That Means

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Many who oppose the legalization of harder drugs (e.g., heroin, cocaine) paint some pretty farfetched images. Take a ten year old walking over to a candy dispenser, and then walking away with some crack. Or, less farfetched: people buying what they please over the counter at convenience stores.

'Drug Related Violence' - A Misnomer We Can Do Without

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

All over the media, we hear talk of drug related violence. On the streets of Western democracies, in the jungles of Latin America, and elsewhere, people do seem to fight over drugs and the money they can generate.

The Truth About Babies, New Parents and Crack Addicts

Alfie Evers | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

Have you met new parents? I really can't tell the difference between them or crack addicts. In fact, I'm convinced they're the same. Bloodshot eyes, pale skin, always say stuff like; "it's really great you should try it". They don't realise how desperately unhappy they are.

Addiction Beat: Learning From the Red Cross

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

For too long, people have been told that harm reduction - offering help of any kind - is in fact bad for the problem substance user. This one preachy bit of tripe is something our society can do without. Then, finally, more and more honest and practical decisions will be made.

Dealing With Addiction: What Does Stigma Entail?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

There are so many ways to address the issue of stigma, and those of us working in the addictions require a keen grasp of its many facets. Having exper...

Crack Cocaine Addict Jailed for 'Brutal Murder' Of 86-Year-Old Pensioner

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

A woman who bludgeoned a pensioner to death has been jailed for life. Karen Williamson, 46, was told she will spend a minimum of 24 years in prison...

The War On Drug Addicts

Ronnie Joice | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Russell Brand speaks sense. It's important that people recognise this, because it would be so easy to dismiss him. He's a comedian, therefore he masks a lot of his own serious emotions and insecurities in self-ridicule and jokes.

Would Whitney Be Alive If There Was No Bobby?

Tom Constantine | Posted 22.04.2012 | Home
Tom Constantine

When Whitney met Bobby in 1989, the term power couple did not exist. If it did, a portmanteau would have been coined the moment they laid eyes on each other: Bitney? Bobnee? Brouston? Ominously, none of it works.

UK Riots - How the Drugs War Fits In

Jason Reed | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

The direct and indirect consequences of drugs policy are often overlooked, and it's at the cost of a healthy community. The drug war has served as a whipping horse for politics and an evidence based strategy has been discarded.