A Third of Us Will Have Tried Drugs in Two Years Time

A Third of Us Will Have Tried Drugs in Two Years Time

Martin Preston  21.08.2015
The nature of addiction means it's never possible to know if you'll become addicted before trying a substance. Nor is it simple to pinpoint...
An Ethical and Effective Global Drugs Policy Is at Last on the Horizon

An Ethical and Effective Global Drugs Policy Is at Last on the Horizon

Molly Meacher  19.08.2015
The United Nations will have a Special Session on global drug policy next April and will begin discussions next month in New York. Our...
Politicians Said Drugs Law Should Be Based On Human Rights. The Press Were Unhappy. And Wrong.

Politicians Said Drugs Law Should Be Based On Human Rights. The Press Were Unhappy. And Wrong.

Jack Sommers  19.08.2015
A landmark report by politicians, calling for a more liberal drug regime based on human rights, had one detail that attracted particular...
In Russia Hate Speech On Reddit Is Fine But Learning How To Get High Got It Banned

In Russia Hate Speech On Reddit Is Fine But Learning How To Get High Got It Banned

Sara C Nelson  13.08.2015
Message board Reddit has been partially blocked in Russia. The ban is not due to Reddit's recent controversial decision to allow "hate...
Youth Hospitalised After Taking Drugs At Music Festival Shares Coma Picture As A Warning To Others

Youth Hospitalised After Taking Drugs At Music Festival Shares Coma Picture As A Warning To Others

Lucy Sherriff  10.08.2015
A young man who was hospitalised after taking drugs at a music festival has shared a picture of himself in a coma in order to warn others...
Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Lee Kern  10.08.2015
If Shakespeare smoked a bit of Elizabethan pot then fair enough. But he was also clearly a dude that must have passionately fallen in love...
Benefits Review for Addicts Will Fail Without Better Support for Jobless

Benefits Review for Addicts Will Fail Without Better Support for Jobless

Paul Hayes  6.08.2015
The Black review presents us with an opportunity to build political momentum to overcome the policy inertia which has undermined efforts...
Mass Laughing Gas Protest Outside Parliament Turns Out To Be A Little Deflating

Mass Laughing Gas Protest Outside Parliament Turns Out To Be A Little Deflating

Louise Ridley  1.08.2015
Demonstrators have protested against Government drug policy by staging a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" or laughing gas in...
Why The Government's Ban On Laughing Gas Isn't Working

Why The Government's Ban On Laughing Gas Isn't Working

Lewis Shaw  29.07.2015
Following the death of 18 year-old Ally Calvert on Saturday, new questions are being asked about the availability of Nitrous Oxide, more...
E-Sports Are Now So Serious Gamers Are Being Randomly Tested For Drugs

E-Sports Are Now So Serious Gamers Are Being Randomly Tested For Drugs

Eve Hartley  27.07.2015
A professional video gaming league is beginning to randomly drug test its competitors. The Electronic Sports League (ESL), renowned as...
Pictured: The Teen Who Died After Inhaling 'Laughing Gas'

Pictured: The Teen Who Died After Inhaling 'Laughing Gas'

PA  26.07.2015
The teenager who died after taking laughing gas at a party has been pictured for the first time and has been remembered as the "nicest...
Cheap Drug Could Help Cut Breast Cancer Deaths By Nearly 20%

Cheap Drug Could Help Cut Breast Cancer Deaths By Nearly 20%

Natasha Hinde  24.07.2015
A 5p drug used to treat osteoporosis and strengthen bones could hold the key to preventing breast cancer deaths, researchers believe. Bisphosphonates,...
The Drugs Don't Work

The Drugs Don't Work

Susie Edmonds  24.07.2015
He had every chance, a supportive family, a girlfriend, a baby and a son he was going to adopt. He had a job and the chance to go to rehab...
Kids These Days Are Smoking And Drinking A Lot Less Than They Used To

Kids These Days Are Smoking And Drinking A Lot Less Than They Used To

Louise Ridley  23.07.2015
Only a small percentage of children aged 11-15 in England have ever used 'legal highs' while only half have even heard of them, a new report...