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The government has described the synthetic weed Spice as "the most serious threat to the safety and security of the prison system," and it's not wrong.
Every couple of weeks in the UK there are reports of heroin users appearing in court to face shoplifting charges. I hung out with a couple of them to see what their world is like.
More and more, city gangs are sending young runners out into the sticks to sell crack and heroin. We spoke to dealers, sex workers, and police to get a better understanding of how the whole process works.
I Spent a Summer Undercover to Find Out How Magaluf Became the UK's Favourite Hedonistic Holiday Spot
We spoke to ethnographer and criminologist Daniel Briggs about the resort's evolution from a family-friendly destination to somewhere full of cocaine-selling party reps and bar crawl blowjob challenges.
Two British police forces have started referring people caught with a personal amount of drugs to educational workshops rather than sending them to court.
For several months, police units in the UK have been operating "diversion" schemes which have resulted in scores of drug users avoiding court, jail, and a criminal record.
The number of heroin-related deaths in England and Wales is the highest it's ever been, more than doubling in the last three years.
If authorities want to cut the amount of drug deaths in the UK, they need to start confronting the problem instead of running away from it.