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 ...

The Parent's Drug Cure Is Killing Their Children

Meg Munn | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

At the moment the number of children who die or suffer serious harm as a result of taking adult's prescribed medication is thankfully small. But the likelihood of a child dying if they do take these drugs is very high.

Couple Jailed Over Methadone Death Of Toddler

Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

A couple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother's methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter. Heroin addict Sally Dent and her ...

Young Heroin Users At All Time Low

PA | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The number of young heroin addicts in the UK has dropped to its lowest recorded level. Some 4,268 adults aged 18 to 24 started treatment for heroin...

Why Are More Women Dying From Drug Abuse?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Women dying as a result of drug abuse, poisoning or addiction is on the rise in England and Wales, but the number of male deaths has declined, new sta...

NHS Methadone Kills Record Number in Scotland

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

New figures from Scotland show that methadone is now the main source of drugs deaths north of the border.

Russell Brand's Insight Into Addiction Helps Drug Debate

Vincent Brogan | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Vincent Brogan

Russell Brand's take on the drugs debate is refreshing. In a documentary he did for BBC 3 he looked at how we dealt with heroin addiction in the UK and asked some awkward questions.

Is the NHS Trying to Kill Rehab Clinics?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

The British Government spends an estimated £800 million a year on what it calls "addiction treatment" but less than 2% of this is used to fund people to go into residential rehab. Most of the budget is spent on "revolving door" treatments such as home detoxes, community interventions and replacement drugs such as methadone.

Are You Drug Dependent? Don't sweat it

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Often, dependence of any kind is presumed - without reflection - to be a problem that must be solved. For the record, every human being depends on air, food and water - are we all sick, or defective, for this reason?

Drug Deaths Decrease This Year

PA | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The number of drug-related deaths has fallen for the second year in a row, new figures show. Statistics published by the Regis...