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First UK ‘fixing room’ could be turning point in approach to treating addicts

First UK ‘fixing room’ could be turning point in approach to treating addicts

Georgia Butler, Kingston University If drug users cannot be dissuaded from taking drugs, is it better to help ensure their drug-taking is as safe as possible? This is the…

Smartphones in India: how to get 1.25 billion people online

Smartphones in India: how to get 1.25 billion people online

Ranjit Goswami, RK University Is it possible to connect the vast majority of India’s 1.25 billion citizens to the internet? That’s the ambition at the heart of…

Drug fatalities overtake car fatalities for the first time

Drug fatalities overtake car fatalities for the first time

Ian Hamilton, University of York and Mark Monaghan, Loughborough University Seven years ago, fatalities from opiates overtook fatalities due to road accidents in the US. Sadly, the same phenomenon is…

Prescription heroin, aye?

Prescription heroin, aye?

Prescription heroin, aye? By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by The Washington Post, heroin has discretely become legal by the Canadian government to be prescribed in severe opiate…

The paradox of Iran’s war on drugs and its progressive addiction treatment

The paradox of Iran’s war on drugs and its progressive addiction treatment

Maziyar Ghiabi, University of Oxford There are stories some people might not expect to read about Iran – and its progressive drugs policy is one. As a number of countries begin…

Locked Up In The Lap Of Luxury: One Drug Lord’s Decked-Out Cell

Locked Up In The Lap Of Luxury: One Drug Lord’s Decked-Out Cell

NPR NEWS August 1, 20168:35 AM ET CAMILA DOMONOSKE Twitter Photos reveal Brazilian drug trafficker Jarvis Chimenes Pavao’s cell at Tacumbu prison in Asuncion, Paraguay, last week…