Prisoners Are Using Legal Highs At Unprecedented Levels

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

There has been an "alarming" seven-fold increase in the number of prisoners seeking help for addiction to legal highs in the last year, a charity has ...

Breaking the Kafkaesque Cycle of Addiction

Will Self | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Will Self

You don't need to have suffered from addictive illness (although it undoubtedly helps) to understand that abstinence-based recovery is the only method that really works - in the sense of bringing the individual completely face-to-face with the underlying psychological problems that cause him or her to use drugs and alcohol in the first place. Nor do you need to be an addict (although, once again, in indisputably helps), to know that the current Kafkaesque condition of our prisons is a direct result of addiction treatments that are really nothing of the sort.