As I Stand By My Child's Grave, What More Evidence Do I Need That It's Time For Drug Reform?

Anne-Marie Cockburn | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Anne-Marie Cockburn

On 20th July, 2013, I received the phone call that no parent wants to get. The voice said that my 15-year-old daughter was gravely ill and they were trying to save her life. On that beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, Martha had swallowed half a gram of MDMA powder (more widely known as ecstasy) that turned out to be 91% pure.

Teen Who Took Ecstasy Says Mum Was Right To Share Harrowing Coma Photos Online

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teen who almost died after taking ecstasy at a house party says her mum was right to post harrowing images online of her in a coma - despite feeling...

An Open Letter to Sadiq Khan: How to Make London's Nightlife Safer Without Spending a Pound

Avinash Tharoor | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Avinash Tharoor

Our current approach of criminalising drug use, in the hope that it dissuades people from taking drugs, is a failure; the numbers of drug-related deaths in England, Wales, and Scotland are currently the highest ever recorded. It's time for the UK to change its approach to drug use.

Cocaine And Ecstasy Have Became More Popular With This Group Of Households

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

Cocaine and ecstasy use has soared among in wealthier households while their use at poorer households has fallen or remained the same, new figures ind...

Ecstasy Tablets 'Shaped Like Lego Bricks' Leave Two Women Unconscious

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK

Police have repeated their warning about taking "party drugs" after two women who had taken ecstasy pills shaped like Lego bricks were taken to hospit...

Urgent Warning For Anyone Who Took Ecstasy Over The Weekend After Girl Dies

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

A teenage girl has died after taking a "MasterCard" ecstasy pill, prompting police to urge anyone else who may have taken the drug to seek urgent medi...

Man Releases Shocking Video Showing His Reaction To Taking Ecstasy

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 20-year-old has posted a video on Facebook about how is life has been drastically affected by taking a bad ecstasy pill which left him fighting for ...

Ecstasy Use Among Young Brits At Highest Level In Over A Decade

PA | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Ecstasy use among young Britons is at the highest level for more than a decade, new figures reveal. One in 20 people aged between 16 and 24 admitte...

More Of Britain's Youths Take Cocaine And Ecstasy Than In Any Other European Country

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Britain has the highest rate of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy use among young adults in Europe, a report indicates. Around one in 24 (4.2%) peo...

Police Offer 'Drug Amnesty' For Deadly Superman Ecstasy Pills

Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK

Police investigating the deaths of three men from a suspected batch of "poisoned" ecstasy pills have charged a 19-year-old man and bailed two others i...

Three Held Over 'Fatal' Ecstasy Tablets

PA | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Three men are being questioned by police after a spate of deaths linked to a potentially fatal batch of ecstasy tablets. Suffolk Police said the me...

'Serious Side-Effects' Hit V Festival Revellers Who Took 'Blue Ghost' Drug

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

Three festivalgoers have been treated for "serious side-effects" after taking a tablet they believed to be a class A drug. Emergency crews were cal...

We're Officially The Most Reckless When It Comes To Drugs And The Most Delusional Drinkers

Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

British people takes the most legal highs, are the most 'delusional drinkers' and have the most reckless youth in the world, according to the most ext...

People Are Literally Getting High On 'Nintendo'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Tech

People are getting high on Nintendo - literally. Kotaku reports that a new and potent club drug named "Nintendo" has been spotted in Belgium. Th...

Warning Over 'Speckled Rolex' Ecstasy Tablet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Revellers have been warned to steer clear of a yellow ecstasy tablet called "speckled rolex" after a man died at a house party in Belfast, Northern Ir...

So Bad And Yet So Beautiful: Artist's Extreme Close Ups Of Recreational Drugs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Whether they come to us over the counter or under it, modern life is positively bristling with pills, powders and liquids. In a society where our ...

Rogue Ecstasy Found In Raid

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Police have issued a drugs warning after a batch of rogue ecstasy was found during a raid. A quantity of paramethoxymethyamphetamine - also known b...

Police Warning Over New Drug 'Rockstar' After Hospital Admissions

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A mystery drug known as "Rockstar" has prompted a warning from police after ten people were admitted to hospital suffering a severe reaction to it. ...

Drugs at Work? Social Experiment Gathers Pace

Josh Barrie | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Last year the Press Association reported a study that suggested at least one million Brits go to work with drugs in their system. The study carried ...

Treatment For 'Club Drugs' Abuse On The Rise

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

The number of people needing treatment for "club drugs" such as ecstasy, ketamine and "meow meow" is creeping upwards, a new report has found. Over...

You Are Playing Russian Roulette With Your Lives, Coroner Tells Students After Ecstasy Death

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a former head boy who collapsed after taking ecstasy has prompted a coroner to warn other students of the "Russian roulette" risk of taki...

Drugs Warning After Deaths Linked To Taking 'Ecstasy-Type' Tablet

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Police have issued a warning following two deaths in 24 hours which are believed to be linked to an "ecstasy-type" tablet. Cambridgeshire Police we...

Coroner Returns Verdict On Ibiza Fall Woman's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

A British woman plunged to her death from her hotel balcony after drinking excessively and taking ecstasy during a girls' holiday to Ibiza, an inquest...

Coroner Returns Verdict On Ibiza Fall Woman's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

A British woman plunged to her death from her hotel balcony after drinking excessively and taking ecstasy during a girls' holiday to Ibiza, an inquest...

'I'm Fascinated By How People F**k Up'

Posted 18.04.2012 | Home

This is a big week for Scottish author Irvine Welsh. The prequel to his debut novel Trainspotting is about to hit the shelves in the form of Skagb...