Drug Deaths Surge As 'Trainspotting Generation' Heroin Users Die

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Drug deaths have hit a record high in part because a “Trainspotting Generation” of older heroin users are dying after years of addiction, experts ...

Leonard Cohen's Music Comforted Me Through Drug Addiction And Rehabilitation

Matt Rowland Hill | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Rowland Hill

When I woke up one day in rehab, clean and sober at last, trying to find a way forward without alcohol and drugs, I turned to Cohen again and again to make sense of the mixture of desolation and fragile hope I felt.

Why The Whole UK Needs Drug Fix Rooms

Neil Woods | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Woods

As a police officer I used to work undercover among problematic drug users. I witnessed the chaotic lives where gangsters manipulated vulnerable people, sexually exploiting them, or steering them to commit crimes for their fix.

Opponents Of 'Fix Rooms' For Heroin Addicts 'Should Show More Compassion'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

Opponents of plans to allow drug addicts in Glasgow to inject under supervision should have more compassion, a member of the Scottish Drugs Forum has ...

This Heroin Is Prescribed Legally In Britain. Here's How It Saved An Addict's Life

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

In an hour and a half of interviewing Sarah*, I would never have suspected she had taken heroin that morning. Her West London basement flat contains n...

Dog Nearly Dies After Trying To Eat 17 Bags Of Heroin

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

A golden retriever is recovering after attempting to eat 17 bags of heroin thrown over a fence into a daycare centre by an alleged dealer trying to es...

Harrowing Pics Of Parent's Heroin Overdose Spark Heated Drugs Debate (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK

Police in Ohio have released disturbing photos of a man and woman overdosing on heroin in a car while their four-year-old son sits bewildered in the b...

Record Number Of Drug-Related Deaths Could Be Due To Heroin And Cocaine Purity

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

Drug-related deaths hit record levels in England and Wales last year, official figures have revealed. Fatalities involving heroin and cocaine were bot...

Yes, I'm Actively Addicted To Heroin - And Shaming Me Doesn't Help

Sturla Haugsgjerd | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK
Sturla Haugsgjerd

The need for secrecy and the attendant shame kills lawyers and unemployed people, magazine sellers, rock stars and sex workers. When we use alone, there is no one to rescue us if we take too strong a dose, or if we use drugs that (thanks to prohibition) are not what we thought they were. In my country and others, we impose so much deadly shame on people who use drugs.

The Future Of Fighting Transnational Crime May Lie In The Internet Of Things

Yury Fedotov | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK Tech
Yury Fedotov

Such connectivity can aid law enforcement by allowing immediate transfers of information about criminals and their behavior, but the Internet of things also contains the seeds for how we can link activities to confront crime.

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.