The UK General Election in Review

Gerry Flynn | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

Like everyone else who doesn't have a high wall to hide behind when the country's poorest eventually resort to sexually violent cannibalistic rioting, I was quite disappointed by the 2015 General Elections.

Collateral Damage: How the War on Drugs Has Ruined Lives, Health and Livelihoods in the Global South

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

There are millions of people living in the Global South whose lives have been altered or ended by the war on drugs. Lives of people who never opted-in to the war, some never even knew such a war existed, but nevertheless they have been caught in the crossfire.

Ketamine Succssfully Treats Patients With Serious Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Ketamine has successfully been used to treat NHS patients with serious depression. Infusions of the illegal substance had a rapid beneficial effect...

Norman Baker Tightens Restrictions On Ketamine

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Ketamine is being upgraded to a Class B, the government has announced. Lib Dem minister Norman Baker said he wanted to send a message that the hors...

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 ...

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...

Ketamine Vs. Alcohol: How Do The Side Effects Compare?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

The Government has announced plans to upgrade Ketamine from a Class C drug to Class B, with calls for users of the drug to face tougher legal penaltie...

Should Ketamine Be Upgraded To Class B?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

The drug ketamine should be upgraded from a Class C drug to Class B, government advisers are to recommend, with calls for users of the drug to face to...

The Response to Plymouth's Drug Scene

Kay Smythe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

My first article published on the Huffington Post, titled 'The Rise in Plymouth's Drug Scene' has seen a wealth of responses, both positive and negative. I've received hate mail, love letters and a plethora of other comments to an otherwise small article...

New Drugs Warning

Nick Abbot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Incredible news: cocaine makes you stupid. That's right, you heard it here first. For years, models/actors/whatever have been on the C-Plan diet in the hope that not only will it make them skinny but also interesting and sexy as well. Turns out they were wrong on all counts.

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...

Legal Highs 'Mexxy' And 'Black Mamba' To Be Made Illegal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Legal highs 'mexxy' and 'black mamba' are to be made illegal class B drugs with users facing up to five years in jail. The drugs are to be permanen...

Here Comes The Summer

Ronnie Joice | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

It's been just over a week since I declared my new-found sobriety upon y'all through this very website and it seems only right to update you all on my progress: I think you would all agree it's been a terrible week to give up.

The War On Drug Addicts

Ronnie Joice | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Russell Brand speaks sense. It's important that people recognise this, because it would be so easy to dismiss him. He's a comedian, therefore he masks a lot of his own serious emotions and insecurities in self-ridicule and jokes.

Legal Highs Ban 'Won't Make Much Difference'

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Drug campaigners have backed the warning from police chiefs that new government powers to ban legal highs will not work. The UK Drug Policy Commiss...

What's a Legal High?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Legal Highs are cocktails of legal chemicals which imitate the effects of illegal narcotics. They are the new generation of party drugs. But they are very different to the illegal substances that everyone has heard of because they are constantly evolving.

Banned By The Government, But What Is Mexxy?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Mexxy, or methoxetamine, is the first-so called legal high to be banned temporarily under Home Office powers which can restrict a substance for up to ...

'Mexxy' Becomes First Legal High Banned Under New Powers

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

A so-called legal high used as an alternative to ketamine will be the first drug to be banned under new government powers, the Home Office said today....

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 ...

The Club Drug Cure - Ketamine Treats Depression

Laura Knowles | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

I read something crazy this weekend. Doctors have made an incredible discovery - apparently Special K cures depression! No not the Kelloggs cereal. Sp...

Could Ketamine Offer An Instant Remedy For Depression?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ketamine, a powerful anaesthetic drug that is used as a horse tranquiliser and is also sold illegally among clubbers as a recreational drug, may be ab...

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


Dina Rickman

High Britain: 'Everyone Knows EMA Is Just A Government Weed Allowance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

Nearly one fifth of 11 to 15 year olds in Britain have taken drugs, official statistics revealed on Thursday. The figures point to a worrying trend th...