Moving Beyond the War on Drugs: Using Evidence to Tackle the Causes of Drug Use

Moving Beyond the War on Drugs: Using Evidence to Tackle the Causes of Drug Use

Darren Hall  14.04.2015
Last week I hosted an open debate about substance misuse. It proved so popular we spent the evening adding chairs at the back of the room....
Wannabe Walter White Arrested For Stuffed Easter Bunny Full Of Crystal Meth

Wannabe Walter White Arrested For Stuffed Easter Bunny Full Of Crystal Meth

Ryan Barrell  6.04.2015
In a scheme that would make even Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman wince with pity, an Oklahoma woman has been found with a cuddly Easter bunny...
UN Debates on Drugs:

UN Debates on Drugs: "There Must Be No New Thinking and No New Ideas"

Ann Fordham  31.03.2015
A growing number of governments believe that current drug control leads to disastrous consequences for human rights, public health, citizen...
Should Nike Be Sponsoring Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin?

Should Nike Be Sponsoring Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin?

Andy Shepherd  26.03.2015
It's not the place of a sports company to inflict a ban on an athlete. That's down to the governing body of the sport. If the IAAF have...
British Police in Ibiza - Will It Make Any Difference?

British Police in Ibiza - Will It Make Any Difference?

Louisa Newton  23.03.2015
Recently it was announced that 'up to a dozen' British police officers will patrol the streets of Ibiza during the tourist season this...
Student Who Had Fetish For Stuffing Socks In His Mouth Choked To Death While High On Doctor's Drugs

Student Who Had Fetish For Stuffing Socks In His Mouth Choked To Death While High On Doctor's Drugs

Lucy Sherriff  19.03.2015
A student who was president of his polo club choked to death after stuffing a sock in his mouth whilst he was high on a cocktail of drugs...

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde  17.03.2015
You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans...

Meningitis Research Foundation Welcomes Protection Against Rising MenW Meningitis

Chris Head  16.03.2015
While the rise was initially seen in adults, it has now extended to all age groups and, for the first time in a decade, young children...
Nick Clegg and Drugs Reform - A Misguided Malady

Nick Clegg and Drugs Reform - A Misguided Malady

Harry Saville  13.03.2015
If Nick Clegg really does believe drugs aren't a big deal, why doesn't he start making the case for real legalisation in a regulatory framework,...
It's Time to Listen to Cannabis Consumers

It's Time to Listen to Cannabis Consumers

Jason Reed  12.03.2015
We have become confused and complacent with the drug policy discussion here in the UK. The media frenzy is, at best, frustrating, and at...

What Constitutes Drug Driving?

Salome Verrell  11.03.2015
I am already sensing an even heavier caseload for the courts as a result of this new offence and the ramifications and time that it will...

Psychedelic Science Should Not Be Feared, It Should Be Encouraged

Amanda Feilding  10.03.2015
The Home Office has repeatedly stated the substances' scheduling does not impede the development of this type of research; and yet, time...

Note to Nick Clegg: If You Want a Treatment-Led Drug Strategy, Keep It in the Home Office

Paul Hayes  9.03.2015
If Mr Clegg is as committed to drug policy based on evidence as he maintains, perhaps he needs to reconsider.
Let's Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs - Madness

Let's Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs - Madness

Patrick Cash  6.03.2015
Madness might be a particularly difficult term for the gay community because up until 1969 that's what being gay was: a mental health disorder....