Is the Drug Trade Really Bank-Rolling 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.
I Use LSD to Help me Deal with the Trauma of Being Kidnapped By My Dad
When Nara flew to Iraq from London for her grandmother's funeral, she found her grandmother very much alive, and her father furious at her for becoming "too Westernised".
Is the Islamic World Facing Up to Its Rising HIV Problem?
In most parts of the world HIV infections and deaths from Aids have been falling, but in Muslim-majority regions new HIV infections have been on the rise since 2001.
How Governments Have Used the War on Drugs to Oppress Their Enemies
Last week it was revealed Richard Nixon had launched his war on drugs to target people he didn't like – but he's not the only one to use narcotics as a hammer to beat his enemies with.
I Take Nine Grams of GHB Every Night to Treat My Narcolepsy
Xyrem, GHB's Big Pharma brother, is one of the most effective treatments for narcolepsy – only, it's near-impossible to get hold of, leading to fears that sufferers might start to self-medicate with drugs bought off the dark web.