The Home Office has demonstrated yet again that, when it comes to drug policy, it is more concerned with political posturing than public health.
The need for secrecy and the attendant shame kills lawyers and unemployed people, magazine sellers, rock stars and sex workers. When we use alone, there is no one to rescue us if we take too strong a dose, or if we use drugs that (thanks to prohibition) are not what we thought they were. In my country and others, we impose so much deadly shame on people who use drugs.
Drugs paraphernalia will be given to heroin users for free by the government in a bid to help them kick the habit and reduce
I was eight years old when I accidentally walked in on my mum injecting heroin in the kitchen. I'll never forget the confused look on her face - the warm embrace of the opiates blunted any acute feelings shame and panic, leaving her with an ugly, dumbfounded grimace. Luckily, this episode was the turning point in both our lives...
When Peaches Geldof was found dead in her own home with no apparent explanation, the world was baffled as to what killed
A heroin addict who bludgeoned to death a 92-year-old war veteran in his own home has been jailed for at least 20 years. Jurors
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
Women dying as a result of drug abuse, poisoning or addiction is on the rise in England and Wales, but the number of male