Sir Richard Branson and Nick Clegg are urging the UK to begin decriminalising the use and possession of almost all drugs, following the example of Portugal.Continue Reading ?
James Lumley-Savile, 39, the great-great-grandson of the Eighth Earl of Scarborough, is alleged to have flown into a drug fuelled rage at Inda Pap that left witnesses fearing for her life.
Jurors at Isleworth Crown Court heard that Lumley-Savile, who is heir to the title Baron Savile, waved the blades around above his head in front of his terrified girlfriend outside his Fulham home.
A minicab driver Miss Pap called in a bid to escape told the court he thought the businessman ...Continue Reading ?
Half of women in England are now regularly taking prescription drugs, according to the comprehensive Health Survey for England.
Meanwhile 43% of men are taking at least one prescription medication.
Cholesterol-lowering statins, pain relief and anti-depressants were among the most prescribed medicines.Continue Reading ?
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University under-graduate Torin Lakeman, 19, and Jacques, 20, are believed to have bought super-strength MDMA – the chemical name for ecstasy – on the internet.
The football fans were found in a flat ...Continue Reading ?
Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, but until now police officers have had to wait for blood tests to confirm whether a driver is high, which can take up to 24 hours.
Now, scientists have developed a cannabis-detecting breathalyser that generates results almost immediately.
Researchers at Washington State University came up with the handheld breathalyser to detect THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.Continue Reading ?
There is “no obvious” link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a government report has found.
Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Norman Baker said the report, comparing the UK with other countries, should end “mindless rhetoric” on drugs policy.
He accused the Conservatives of “suppressing” the findings for months.
Prime Minister David Cameron said the research did not offer “specific conclusions” and said he did not “believe in” decriminalising drugs.Continue Reading ?
A woman whose 15-year-old daughter died after taking ecstasy has called for drugs to be legalised and regulated.
Anne-Marie Cockburn urged politicians to change UK drug policy after the inquest into the death of her daughter Martha Fernback.
Oxford schoolgirl Martha suffered a cardiac arrest on 20 July 2013, after swallowing half a gram of 91% pure MDMA powder in the city’s Hinksey Park.
“Martha wanted to get high, she didn’t want to die,” said Ms Cockburn.Continue Reading ?
Children as young as four are among hundreds of youngsters being referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services in the UK.
Charities have called for improved drugs education in schools as an investigation by the Press Association revealed primary school children are being flagged as at risk of becoming addicts.
Treatment experts said the most common reason for children to come into contact with drugs and alcohol is through their parents and preventative work is key to heading off misuse among ...
Energy drinks are as harmful as drugs and should be banned from schools, according to a government adviser.
Drinks such as Monster, Red Bull and Relentless combine sugar and caffeine in such high quantities that children are becoming hyperactive and difficult to control.
Some 500ml cans contain the equivalent of more than 13 teaspoons of sugar and 160mg of caffeine – which is about the same as in four cans of cola.
Yesterday government adviser John Vincent warned: ‘Energy drinks are effectively another ...Continue Reading ?
Residents in Seattle, Washington, have held a public celebration, marking 12 months of legalised recreational cannabis use.
The question of whether or not to relax drug laws is facing many countries, with Uruguay recently becoming the first country to legalise marijuana.
But how do you take an illegal drug and turn it into a whole new, legal, tax-generating industry?
The scourge of meth is well-documented and these mugshots underline the harrowing, physical affects of the drug on the body.
In the latest series of mugshots released last week by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, the images show how hard drugs can ruin the human face in the space of a few years.
Addicts show that they have lost teeth and scratched their skin to the bone, their pallors turning grey and gaunt.
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A school is being investigated after it was revealed pupils as young as 11 have been allowed to smoke in the playground.
Staff at the Elmete Central School in Roundhay, Leeds, have given children between 11 and 16 permission to smoke their cigarettes during break and lunchtimes on school grounds.
It is believed cigarettes were confiscated at the beginning of the day but then handed back to pupils by staff later.
The school educates ‘some of the city’s most challenging ...Continue Reading ?
These sisters are proof that the flesh-eating drug Krokodil is sweeping America and taking a terrible toll on addicts around the country, MailOnline can reveal today.
Amber and Angie Neitzel, from Joliet, Illinois, say they have been abusing the toxic cocktail – which originated in Russia – for around a year and a half, which means it has been on the streets of the U.S. for much longer than originally feared.
Angie’s doctor, a drugs expert with 16 years experience, today told ...Continue Reading ?
A father died from a massive caffeine overdose after eating mints bought from his local sweet shop – not knowing they were laden with the stimulant.
One in 20 teenage pupils goes to school on a can of energy drink instead of a good breakfast, a survey suggests.
“It is worrying to think that some children are breakfasting on energy drinks, such as Red Bull, which are stuffed full of sugar and stimulants and have little nutritional value.
Caffeine content in such energy drinks ranges from about 8mg of caffeine – about the same as an espresso coffee – to as much as 400mg.
Some of the smaller ...Continue Reading ?
Class A drugs should be decriminalised and drug addicts “treated and cared for not criminalised”, according to a senior UK police officer.
Writing in the Observer, Chief Constable Mike Barton of Durham Police said prohibition had put billions of pounds into the hands of criminals.
He called for an open debate on the problems caused by drugs.
The Home Office reiterated its stance and said drugs were illegal because they were dangerous.
The chief constable – who is the intelligence lead for ...Continue Reading ?
A third of women who gave birth in Blackpool last year smoked while they were pregnant.
New figures released show a clear North-South divide, with mothers-to-be in London the least likely to smoke.
The research, from Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), also show that one in five of the women who gave birth in North East England last year also classed themselves as a smoker when they had their baby.
The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in just one year, research suggests.About 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 started to smoke in 2011, a sharp rise from 157,000 in 2010, Cancer Research UK said.
The charity said the figure equates to 567 children
A mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets as a present for her 13th birthday, it emerged last night.
The woman was reported to social services after handing over the Class A drugs as a special prize for becoming a teenager.
It is understood the family, from Middlesbrough, are now being monitored by social workers – although the mother was not prosecuted.
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