Drugs and Addiction: It's Time for Impartiality

Jason Reed | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK
Jason Reed

Isn't it about time we afforded society and all of its members the dignity of treating a possible dependency through professionalism and basic levels of understanding. We set ourselves up for a fall when we try to distinguish who's entitled to care based on the noun of what their problem may be. Addictions shouldn't be feared, but they should have default impartiality.

The Curse of Methadone

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I'm thinking of writing a novel, a dystopia, in which the population are kept in check by the free availability of mind-numbing drugs like heroin, as ...

Prostitute Admits Killing Google Exec With Heroin On His Yacht

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

A prostitute has pleaded guilty to killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin on board his yacht. Alix Tichelman admitted administering...

BBC Reporter Completely Loses It In Front Of A Bonfire Of Heroin And Hash

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

Quentin Sommerville is not usually a man to corpse on camera, not even in the face of Taliban bullets, US air raids or the Israel Defence Forces's iro...

Ravages Of Drug Use Revealed After Former Beauty Queen Is Arrested In Raid

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK

A former teenage beauty queen has been arrested in a drugs raid. Jamie France was one of three people arrested following the raids at two addresse...

'I Am A Recovering Drug Addict And This Is My Truth'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the word 'heroin' flashes up across your TV screen, it's often bad news. Earlier this year the tragic deaths of Peaches Geldof and Philip Seym...

How Giving Addicts Free Drug Paraphernalia Will Help The Fight Against Heroin

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

Drugs paraphernalia will be given to heroin users for free by the government in a bid to help them kick the habit and reduce the number of lives devas...

Now Angelina Jolie Takes Action Against The Daily Mail...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Angelina Jolie has reportedly begun legal action against the Daily Mail for publishing a video it claims showed her while she was addicted to heroin i...

High-Class Prostitute Arrested After Google Exec 'Murdered With Heroin'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech

A high-class prostitute has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Google Executive Forrest Timothy Hayes by injecting heroin into his body and then ...

How Is Sunbathing As Addictive As The World's Deadliest Drug?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why you feel so damn good after a relaxing holiday by the beach? Well, according to researchers, spending time in the sun stimulates...

'Peaches Geldof Brought Hillbilly Heroin To My Hotel Room'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Courtney Love has revealed she was aware of Peaches Geldof’s drug addiction and tried to help her, though it "proved to be impossible". Love, a...

Poorna Bell

Let's Talk About Heroin: Why Peaches And Others Continue To Die From Drug Use

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Peaches Geldof was found dead in her own home with no apparent explanation, the world was baffled as to what killed her. She had recently given a...

Police Probe Peaches' Heroin Supplier

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

A criminal inquiry is under way into the death of Peaches Geldof after it emerged that heroin was likely to have played a part in it. Kent Police s...

Mourn Phillip Seymour Hoffman: Rethink Drugs

Olivia Denyer | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Denyer

For many, the death of thirty-one year old Cory Monteith is still fresh in the mind. Deaths of these kinds can only be described as a tragic waste. But, rather than concentrating on the loss of life and love, the publicity of these sad events could - and should - be used in a far more meaningful way.

A Note About Philip Seymour Hoffman: Addiction Is Not Selfish

Corrigan Vaughan | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Corrigan Vaughan

Anyone who thinks dying from an overdose is selfish has a weird idea of what an addict wants out of life. There comes a point at which drinking, drug use, all that - they're not fun anymore. Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't out partying. He was alone in his bathroom, compelled. Cory Monteith in his hotel room. Chris Kelly in his living room.

Will Self Talks To Jeremy Paxman On Newsnight About Drug Addiction Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

On Monday's Newsnight , author Will Self talked to Jeremy Paxman about heroin addiction in the wake of fresh details about the death of actor Philip S...

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

Vet Who Stitched Packets Of Heroin Into Live Puppies Is Arrested

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

A vet who surgically implanted packets of liquid heroin in the bodies of live puppies has been arrested. The Colombian man – named by Spanish po...

Has The Recession Driven People To Take Legal Highs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's economic recession could have driven more people to legal highs to "help them through", drug experts have warned. Speaking to the Huffing...

Hannah's story - Getting Help for Drug Addiction

Danny McCubbin | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I started smoking cannabis and drinking socially when I was about 13. I fairly quickly progressed on to harder drugs and at about 15 I was using speed, ecstasy and cocaine.

Russian Doctor 'Ingested Heroin Found In Patient's Stomach'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Russian police say they have arrested a surgeon who stole and ingested heroin extracted from the stomach of a suspected drug mule....

Free Tin Foil For Drug Addicts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Drug addicts are to be offered free foil - typically used as a surface to heat substances such as heroin - to encourage them to take up treatment and ...

Father Admits Toddler's Heroin Overdose Death

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

A man has admitted killing his 23-month-old son who died of a heroin overdose. Daniel Jones was found collapsed at his home last May, and tests fou...

End The War On Drugs, Say Prison Governors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Prison governors say it is time to end the 'way on drugs' because it is putting so many people behind bars. Government policy means criminals can c...

Brighton Considers 'Shooting Galleries' For Drug-Users

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Brighton could become the first place to set up rooms for people to inject drugs without fear of prosecution. A report said the safe houses, or "dr...