Drugscope

'Chemistry Outstripping The Law'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The law is failing to hold back the growing tide of dangerous 'legal' highs, drug experts have warned. Untested substances mimicking banned drugs a...

Young Heroin Users At All Time Low

PA | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The number of young heroin addicts in the UK has dropped to its lowest recorded level. Some 4,268 adults aged 18 to 24 started treatment for heroin...

Whitney, Women, Addiction and the Press

Fran Singh | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home
Fran Singh

The tabloid press can struggle with journalistic ethics surrounding intrusion into grief at the best of times. With the death of Houston they faced two further tests; writing respectfully about women and responsibly reporting drug addiction. On both counts I think they've failed. Much like the case of Amy Winehouse, the reason for her death was considered a given before any official statement was made. "Once an addict, always an addict". It's a lazy and inaccurate portrayal of addiction but one all too often taken up by the popular press.

Is There Any Such Thing As ‘Safe' Ketamine?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new ‘legal high’ drug is being mistakenly dubbed as the ‘safe’ version of ketamine and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, a recent ...