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Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales | Home Office

Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales | Home Office | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
This release examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use among a nationally representative sample of 16 to 59 year olds resident in households in England and Wales.
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Smuggling prison officer jailed

Smuggling prison officer jailed | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
A prison officer is jailed for four and-a-half-years for smuggling drugs and mobile phones into Addiewell Prison in West Lothian.
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Sleeping pills: Britain's hidden addiction

Sleeping pills: Britain's hidden addiction | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
One in 10 of us now regularly take a drug to help us sleep. But is it time we stopped popping zopiclone, temazepam and other tablets? And what are the alternatives?
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Fears as 'Meow Meow' drug use explodes in South West Wales

Fears as 'Meow Meow' drug use explodes in South West Wales | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
SWANSEA'S top drug expert has warned the explosion in the number of people taking mephedrone is risking lives.
Director of Swansea Drugs Project Ifor Glyn said he had never seen a drug take hold in...
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My antidote to celebrities who promote homeopathy

My antidote to celebrities who promote homeopathy | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Celebrity endorsements for everything from homeopathy to Power Balance wrist bands are a depressingly effective substitute for scientific evidence. So if you can't beat them, why not join them?
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Abstinence-based recovery

Is an abstinence-based recovery program safe for a physical drug dependence? I'm not so sure.

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BBC - Newsbeat - Russell Brand wants drugs available through chemists

BBC - Newsbeat - Russell Brand wants drugs available through chemists | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it

The comedian and actor thinks drug laws should be changed and illegal drugs made available through chemists.

 

Would this help with the 'War on Drugs'? Would addicts go to a chemist to get their heroin or crack? And would this have a negative effect with the illict market? Cutting more with potentially more dangerous agents to decrease the street value? How would it be regulated?

 

Lots of questions.

 

 

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All cut up

All cut up | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
BRITONS are used to complaining that they pay more than their European neighbours, whether it is for fuel, alcohol or tobacco.
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Modeling of new enzymes helps develop therapies for cocaine abuse

Modeling of new enzymes helps develop therapies for cocaine abuse | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
Researchers have designed and discovered a series of highly efficient enzymes that effectively metabolize cocaine.
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House of Commons - Uncorrected Transcript

Oral evidence to Home Affairs select commitee from Proffessor Nutt and Dr King.

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Concern over Australian school's decision to randomly drug test students

Concern over Australian school's decision to randomly drug test students | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
Civil libertarians and health experts have raised concerns over an elite Queensland private school's decision to randomly drug test its students.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Methadone | The Fix

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Methadone | The Fix | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
Daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. Your source for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.
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Binge drinkers captured on film

Binge drinkers captured on film | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
Binge drinkers in Cardiff who need medical aid are to be filmed in a drunken state so they can see how alcohol affects their behaviour.
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Anthrax link in drug user death

Anthrax link in drug user death | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
A drug user has died in a Lancashire hospital after being infected with anthrax, the Health Protection Agency says.
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Scots drug deaths at record level

Scots drug deaths at record level | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
Drug and drink-related deaths in Scotland have reached record levels, according to the latest government figures.
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Russell Brand shouldn’t speak for everyone on drugs policies | | Independent Editor's choice Blogs

Russell Brand shouldn’t speak for everyone on drugs policies | | Independent Editor's choice Blogs | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
So because it worked for him, Russell Brand is persuaded that abstinence-based recovery, rather than reliance on methadone, is the best way to help those with the “greedy disease” of opiate dependence.
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Shots, doubles and glassware will be banned in all Kings Cross licensed venues on Friday and Saturday nights

Shots, doubles and glassware will be banned in all Kings Cross licensed venues  on Friday and Saturday nights | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it

How is this going to be policed? And will it actually make any difference or is it an over-reaction? Forcing this upon patrons won't change their attitude.


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Recognising Drug Abuse at Work

Recognising drug abuse at work. Article written by SHLS Toxicology Lab Manager Richard Evers

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Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales | Home Office

Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales | Home Office | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
This release examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use among a nationally representative sample of 16 to 59 year olds resident in households in England and Wales.
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New drug and cannabis withdrawal – study

NCPIC is conducting a study to test a new medication, Sativex, that may help people manage their withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop smoking cannabis. This study is suitable for those who are over 18 years of age, are daily cannabis users with a desire to quit, have tried and failed to quit cannabis in the past, and are able to undertake an eight-night stay in hospital in Newcastle or Sydney.


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Rudy Eugene: No Bath Salts, Only Marijuana Found In Face-Eater ...

Rudy Eugene: No Bath Salts, Only Marijuana Found In Face-Eater ... | Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse | Scoop.it
"The department's toxicology laboratory has identified the active components of marijuana," medical examiner Dr. Bruce Hyma said in a statement. "The laboratory has tested for but not detected any other street drugs, alcohol ...
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