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Highs and Lows of MDMA

MDMA - that’s 3-4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine to you - is a synthetic stimulant in the amphetamine family. It was first synthesised and patented in 1912, originally as an intermediate product when developing another medication. Its psychoactive properties weren’t initially realised, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that it began to... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Jul 07 2016


Investigation launched into dangers of ‘legal highs’ after Manchester sees a huge rise in use

Health chiefs have launched a major investigation into the scale and dangers of soaring 'legal high' use in Manchester. Public health officials at the town hall have commissioned an in-depth piece of research into ‘new psychoactive substances’ amid growing concerns about their effects. Academics at Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Nov 11 2015


biggest ever cannabis factory ever found in South Yorkshire

A gang member involved in the biggest ever cannabis factory ever found in South Yorkshire has been jailed for 18 months. Police officers acting on an anonymous tip-off raided the industrial warehouse and found nearly 5,000 cannabis plants with a potential street value of £4.2 million. ... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Feb 02 2015


The UK is the only country in western Europe except Finland where liver disease has increased

In the last three decades Jackie Ballard, chief executive of Alcohol Concern, warned that “the UK is in danger of losing the battle against liver disease, which goes against the trend in much of the rest of Europe where many of our neighbours are actually making progress.... Read more

Mark Burns, Mon Dec 12 2014


Deaths from legal highs soar by 700 per cent as UK faces new drug crisis

Worrying figures revealed 97 users died after taking the lethal new drugs in 2012, compared to just 12 in 2009. Last night experts called on the Government to give police the power to shut down “head shops” selling the substances. The Centre for Social Justice revealed Britain has the highest... Read more

Mark Burns, Mon Dec 12 2014


Taking the you know what!

'Congratulations, you're pregnant': What Egyptian drug test officials told male bus driver who tried to pass off his wife's urine as his own A bus driver who tried to avoid a being caught out in a drugs... Read more

Mark Burns, Thu Nov 11 2014


Foetal alcohol syndrome

The number of diagnosed cases of foetal alcohol syndrome in those born to women who drink during pregnancy has tripled since records of the debilitating condition were first kept 16 years ago. In 2012-2013 there were 252 diagnoses of the syndrome, which can leave victims severely mentally and physically impaired... Read more

admin, Thu Jul 07 2014


Unprecedented growth in legal highs

The unprecedented growth in "legal highs" has led to 348 new types of synthetic drugs appearing in more than 90 countries in every region of the world, the UN drug agency has reported. The UN office on drugs and... Read more

admin, Thu Jul 07 2014


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