Experts Can't Keep Up With The Boom In Legal Highs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

The number of legal highs, which are outside international control, is growing at an "unprecedented" rate, with almost 350 new designer drugs identifi...

Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

The story I'm going to tell concerns three individuals, whom we'll call (with a hat-tip to Mr Tarantino) Mr Pink, Mr Orange and Mr Black. The reason I'm telling these stories is that last week during my HIV clinic, three of my patients were diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis C. This is how it happened.

Student Cut Off Own Penis And Stabbed Mother Whilst High 'On Meow Meow'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A teenager reportedly stabbed his mother before cutting off his own penis after apparently taking the party drug mephedrone, commonly known as meow me...

Charlotte Meredith

Britain's Breaking Bad – Very, Very Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Krokodil has already hit headlines for being "the most horrible drug in the world." Branded "cannibal heroin" for literally rotting users from the...

Mephedrone: Top 10 Facts (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Krokodil' Trend Of Flesh-Rotting Drugs Hits UK (GRAPHIC PICTURES) Mephedrone is a powerful stimulant and is part of a group of drugs tha...

Huge Spike In Legal High Deaths

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

The number of deaths involving so-called legal highs soared by 80% last year, official statistics have shown. Deaths linked to new psychoactive sub...

Eight Charged After Meow Meow Drug Raids

PA | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A businesswoman has been charged with drug dealing after the biggest ever police raids on suppliers of party drug meow meow. Former accountant and ...

Twelve Arrest In Meow Meow Drug Raid

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

Police have raided a suspected crime gang in the biggest operation to date to tackle dealing of party drug meow meow. Officers arrested 12 people b...

Surge In Legal Highs Causing Rise In UK Hospital Admissions

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Designer drugs have led to a surge in UK hospital admissions, an international drugs agency has warned, as a report revealed a dramatic rise in the nu...

This Is Wheel Life

Charles Donovan | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

Today, I bump into the edges of doorways. While stretching to pick up one thing, I manage to drop several others. I reverse into tables. I crash into entrances and misjudge distances. There is so much to learn about wheelchairs. I cannot think where to start.

Meow Meow - Mephedrone Is a Nasty Little Cat

Charles Donovan | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

At first, I'm not expected to live. Then it seems I'll live, but confined to bed. A day or so after that, it's one better - I'll be wheelchair-bound. Now there's a chance that I'll be able to walk again. My back has been reconstructed with metal, as has my left wrist.

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.

Why a New UN Resolution on 'Legal Highs' Matters

Damon Barrett | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

The Guardian/Mixmag drugs survey, published this week, highlighted the fact that there are many people out there using drugs without significant health harms. Among them are 'legal highs' or, more accurately, 'new psychoactive substances'.

Push To Tighten Laws Over Legal Highs After Study Showed Links To 127 Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Ministers have been urged to tighten the laws governing 'legal highs', as a study revealed almost 100 deaths were linked to the drug mephedrone over t...