The ‘Heroin Town’ Where 1 In 10 Babies Is Born Dependent On Opiates

The ‘Heroin Town’ Where 1 In 10 Babies Is Born Dependent On Opiates

Sara C Nelson  4.10.2017
Opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl – a drug 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine - killed...
A Major Parkinson’s Drug Has Been Found To Stop Cancer Too

A Major Parkinson’s Drug Has Been Found To Stop Cancer Too

Sophie Gallagher  28.09.2017
A drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease could be repurposed as cancer medication after trials demonstrated that it has...
Why We Should Experiment With Drug Policy

Why We Should Experiment With Drug Policy

Tom Knight  27.09.2017
Last week, on a visit to an east London addiction charity, Prince William asked a group of recovering addicts whether drugs should be legalised....
The Government Is Making 'Staggering Cuts' To Addiction Services, Labour's Jon Ashworth Says

The Government Is Making 'Staggering Cuts' To Addiction Services, Labour's Jon Ashworth Says

Kate Forrester  24.09.2017
Labour has accused the government of “dismantling the country’s public health system” after shocking figures revealed...
Cannabis Smokers 'Incapable Of Walking' Rescued From Scafell Pike

Cannabis Smokers 'Incapable Of Walking' Rescued From Scafell Pike

George Bowden  24.09.2017
A group of cannabis users had to be rescued from England’s highest mountain after becoming “incapable of walking”, police...
Forfeit Of The Will

Forfeit Of The Will

Sturla Haugsgjerd  21.09.2017
Whether we are free to vote for Brexit or Trump or refrain from doing so - or free not to take that first dose of a drug, for that matter,...
Drug Campaigners Applaud Prince William For Quizzing Recovering Addicts About Drugs Laws

Drug Campaigners Applaud Prince William For Quizzing Recovering Addicts About Drugs Laws

Steven Hopkins  20.09.2017
Drug campaigners have applauded the Duke of Cambridge for speaking to former addicts on the controversial topic of legalising drugs. William...
Chemsex Has Always Been With Us

Chemsex Has Always Been With Us

Gus Cairns  18.09.2017
Not before time, the gay press in London, realising we have a dangerous drugs-and-sex scene here that is killing gay men, has finally started...
Amy's Place: Inside The Women-Only Rehab Centre, One Year On

Amy's Place: Inside The Women-Only Rehab Centre, One Year On

Brogan Driscoll  13.09.2017
Little over a year ago, Amy’s Place opened its doors to women overcoming alcohol or drug addiction. The house, which was...
America Is Taking So Many Antidepressants They're Accumulating In Fish Brains

America Is Taking So Many Antidepressants They're Accumulating In Fish Brains

Sophie Gallagher  6.09.2017
Antidepressants being taken by humans to combat depression, are finding their way into the brains of wild fish through waterways...
The Government's Drug Policy Is in Crisis After The Collapse Of 'Laughing Gas' Prosecutions

The Government's Drug Policy Is in Crisis After The Collapse Of 'Laughing Gas' Prosecutions

Niamh Eastwood  1.09.2017
The Government's drug policy is shambolic and evidence-free. Ministers are obsessed with measuring success based on the numbers of people...
Asthma Medicine Has Been Found To Halve The Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

Asthma Medicine Has Been Found To Halve The Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

Sophie Gallagher  1.09.2017
Commonly prescribed asthma drugs have been found to reduce a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as...
Nitrous Oxide Convicts 'Should Challenge Their Cases'  Amid Legal High Review

Nitrous Oxide Convicts 'Should Challenge Their Cases' Amid Legal High Review

Steven Hopkins  31.08.2017
A drugs advice charity is urging anyone convicted for selling nitrous oxide since the Government banned legal highs last year to challenge...
Parents Release Heart-Breaking Warning Days After Daughter Died From Taking Drugs

Parents Release Heart-Breaking Warning Days After Daughter Died From Taking Drugs

Jasmin Gray  25.08.2017
The heartbroken family of a girl who died after taking a party drug have released an emotional tribute to their daughter in an...