'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...

Drugs - Legal and Illegal but All Rather Stimulating

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

Last week Sir Richard Branson and Alan McGee were amongst people who wrote pieces in favour of decriminalising illegal drugs. They both say they once used them but don't now. My position is different; I'm an addict. At least, I think I am, though not of anything illegal.

A Conversation with Dr Christian Jessen - Drug Policy

Jason Reed | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

Drug policy reform has received many endorsees, from Kofi Annan and Richard Branson, to a fleet of Nobel Prize winners and an array of prominent figur...

Ecstasy Teacher Suspended - But Still Allowed Back To The Classroom

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A junior school teacher who taught a class while under the influence of the illegal drug ecstasy can return to work, as long as he completes a drug aw...

University Lecturer Receives Suspended Sentence After Schoolgirl's Death

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

University lecturer Brian Dodgeon has been handed an eight-month suspended sentence for two years after a schoolgirl died at his home when she took a ...

First Clinic Opens For Users Of 'Club Drugs'

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK


Research Shows Ecstasy Contains Cancer Beating Properties

Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Modified forms of the drug Ecstasy may be effective against leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, early research has suggested. ...

Ecstasy Chemical Could Help Cure Cancer, Scientists Say

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK

It’s not just for clubbers. A new study has shown the drug ecstasy could be used to cure cancer. Scientists at the University of Birmingham found...