Overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman and The 'Needle In His Arm'

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ezra Tafari Rose

We like brilliant men to be brilliant at all times and so we brush aside any indication that brilliant men might, like us ordinary men, be capable of brokenness, which means men like Hoffman and Heath Ledger before him, though richly brilliant, often end up dying the impoverished death of broken men who have been impossibly fractured by some intimate failure.

Please Believe Me...I'm Not Back To Normal

Charles Donovan | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

Late last year, I leapt into the black night air and broke my back, feet and left wrist. And how am I now? I think of things like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and then I reprove myself sharply. Surely PTSD is for people blown up while doing something valiant in a war. What right have I to it?

How Smaller Sized Paracetamol Packets Reduced Risk Of Death By Poisoning.. By Almost Half

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The introduction of smaller-sized packets of paracetamol has led to a 43% reduction in the number of poisoning deaths, a study suggests. The number...

It Is Unfortunate That Oxycodone Can No Longer Be Injected

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

For a while, Oxycodone offered an option for opiate users - essentially, it was akin to medically prescribed heroin. Someone could get an oxy script and, rather than use it "properly", crush up a pill and do a smash.

Binge Drinking and a Minimum Price for Alcohol

Vincent Brogan | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

Ironically, the 'hard drugs' we warn our children about before they hit the town kill far fewer people than alcohol or nicotine, substances which pose bigger threats to their long term health.

Seven-Year-Old 'Overdosed On Travel Pills During School Trip'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A seven-year-old schoolgirl started hallucinating and "talking to walls" when she overdosed on travel pills after a teacher handed her the whole packe...

Boy Arrested Over 15-Year-Old's Drug Death After Birthday Party

PA | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Police investigating the suspected drug death of a 15-year-old girl in Liverpool have made an arrest. Rose Farley fell ill at a birthday party on F...

Five Arrested After Serena Harding, 16, Has Died Of An 'Overdose'

Press Association | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Five people have been arrested after a 16-year-old girl died from a suspected drug overdose. The teenager has been named by po...