Charitable people who give donations to street beggars in Liverpool have been warned "your kindness could kill". "Misplaced generosity" could simply be feeding drug or alcohol addiction, Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS) said. Liverpool City Council said there were between 20 to 30 persistent beggars in the city who have "refused" help.
How is this helpful? Because people have 'refused help', does that mean they should be punished by those who are supposed to be supporting them? You might not like the choices they make, but they have the right to make them.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds.
Hospital emergency department visits related to the dangerous hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy, sometimes known as “Molly,” increased 128 percent between 2005 and 2011 (from 4,460 visits in 2005 to 10,176 visits in 2011) for visits among patients younger than 21 years old, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
What has not been investigated until now, was how wealth impacted on personality in taking drugs. Being surrounded by poverty and the availability of drugs also appears to be strongly predictive of taking up heroin and cocaine habits.
An article published today in the Medical Journal of Australia argues that medically supervised use of cannabis provides relief to some chronic nerve related conditions with less side effects than existing medications.
With the ACT Government considering a review of current liquor laws - there are calls for law makers to consider a successful program which has seen alcohol related assaults reduced by more than a quarter over the past five years in Newcastle.
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned. NHS Health Scotland called for further action to ensure that reductions in alcohol deaths continue. There were more than 1,000 recorded in 2012.
HEALTH officials in the United States have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.