Drugs


Drug deaths hit record high in England and Wales, new statistics show

ONS says 3,744 people were killed by drug poisoning in 2016, amid warnings over danger of former ‘legal highs’ and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl . The ONS said a record of 371 people died after taking cocaine in 2016 PA. A record number of drug-related deaths has been recorded in England and Wales as the number of […]

Plague of cheap ‘spice’ strengthens its grip on the homeless in northern towns

Spice, the street name for synthetic cannabis, has ravaged homeless communities in some of the UK’s most deprived regions, particularly the north of England and south Wales. On a grey November day when dark clouds are rolling in from the Irish Sea, even its famous illuminations struggle to dispel the gloom encircling Blackpool. Five of its […]

Austeritys drug of Choice: Sisa is destroying the lives of Athens Poor..

Sisa has become something of an urban legend in Athens; everyone knows it exists, but no one knows exactly what it is. The only people with any real understanding of it are its users, the police who bust them and the dealers who fuel the epidemic. The rest of the country is too busy trying […]