(The following statistics are from the US; however, policies and their outcomes in the UK are in alignment with those of the US in this epic saga of unintended consequences.) According to the Drug Policy Alliance, The US spends over fifty-one billion dollars each year in the War on Drugs. Potential tax revenue if drugs […]
Is the War on Drugs Obsolete?
Educating Teens about Designer Drugs
“Designer drug” is a designation for new drugs—or analogs of known drugs—manufactured in such a way as to skirt the legal restrictions on their manufacture and sale. On the street, and by word of mouth, they are touted as superior in some way—ability to produce euphoria, duration of effect, etc.— to whatever drugs are current. […]
A Deadly Game of One-Upmanship
Drinking games go back as far as ancient Greece and China. The games usually fall into one of a number of categories: Speed—how much alcohol can be consumed in a certain period of time (includes games such as beer bong, flippy cup, shotgunning, and boat races) Endurance—simple competitions to out-drink other players. Sometimes the goal […]
Ketamine: Let’s Leave This Drug for Animals
Ketamine is a Class C banned substance in the UK that is to be reclassified as Class B, which will call for more serious penalties for users. It is a general anesthetic used to produce loss of consciousness during surgery. Because of its dissociative quality, it has a following among drug users and is especially […]
Japan Hoping New Drug Can Help Alcoholics Quit Drinking
Makers of a new drug that is being sold in Japan claim it can help alcoholics quit drinking. The drug is called Regtect, and Japan is the latest country to allow its sale. Regtect is thought to improve the chemical balance in the brain, and reduce a person’s cravings for alcohol. Unlike other drugs that […]
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