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The Medics Who Get High on Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.
Max Daly
7.9.18
Drugs

Drug Debts Have Become an Essential Part of the Narco Trade

As well as allowing dealers to inflict violence and prove they're "not to be messed with," these debts now serve another important purpose.
Max Daly
1.17.18
Narcomania

Why More Young British People Are Using Heroin

A study released today reveals a load of new unexpected narcotics trends throughout the UK.
Max Daly
2.7.17
Narcomania

Gen Z Is Too Busy to Drink or Do Drugs

The number of teenagers in the UK using illegal drugs has halved since 2001.
Max Daly
2.2.17
Narcomania

What Happened to the 'Trainspotting' Generation of Heroin Users?

Why the drug disappeared in the UK, and how it appears to be making something of a comeback.
Max Daly
1.18.17
Narcomania

What It's Like to Be Brought Back to Life After an Overdose

Naloxone—an opioid antidote—is re-animating hundreds of people in the UK every year.
Max Daly
12.22.16
Narcomania

Prisons in the UK Are Facing a Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

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.
Max Daly
12.8.16
Narcomania

The Inside Story of How the UK's Big City Drug Gangs Are Taking Over the Rest of the Country

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.
Max Daly
11.24.16
Narcomania

The Drug Users Taking Advantage of the UK's New Lenient Policing Policies

Two British police forces have started referring people caught with a personal amount of drugs to educational workshops rather than sending them to court.
Max Daly
10.19.16
News

Some Police in the UK Have Stopped Arresting Drug Users

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.
Max Daly
10.19.16
Narcomania

No, Your Drug Use Is Not Funding Terrorism

We often hear about "Jihadists flooding the west with heroin," or "ISIS making billions through drug trafficking"—but we rarely see much actual evidence.
Max Daly
9.20.16
Narcomania

British Police Officers Reveal What They Really Think About the War on Drugs

"Sometimes I think we're like those Japanese soldiers in WWII—the ones on the island who just kept fighting because they didn't know the war was over."
Max Daly
8.22.16