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No one is winning in this war against drugs

No one is winning in this war against drugs

Dani Bolt October 27, 2016 0

The war on drugs has been a disaster. It has penalised the most vulnerable, contributed to the rise of increasingly nasty organised crime groups and cost an awful lot to boot. The government’s interference

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Drug Related Deaths in England & Wales Highest Since Records Began

Drug Related Deaths in England & Wales Highest Since Records Began

Karina Liptrot September 4, 2015 0

According to the latest report  from the Office of National Statistics there were more than 3300 deaths caused by drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2014, with over two thirds related to misuse

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Why inequality matters, and how the Right can address it

Why inequality matters, and how the Right can address it

Daniel Pryor April 9, 2014 0

(Photo by Ilias Bartolini) Daniel Pryor argues that free market policies are often best-placed to combat inequality. Those of us who extol the virtues of smaller government and the free market often seem to

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How Big Pharma Profits from Drug Addiction

How Big Pharma Profits from Drug Addiction

Sam Woolfe January 1, 2014 0

The pharmaceutical industry, otherwise known as Big Pharma, profits from drug addiction. This is not to say that pharmaceutical companies are conspiring to turn its customers into addicts. However, through the development, production and

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FBI Shuts Down Silk Road

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road

Tristan Kitchin October 3, 2013 0

The FBI has seized “Silk Road” and arrested its founder, according to New York prosecutors. Promoted online as an “anonymous Amazon.com”, the website was the worlds largest anonymous Internet marketplace from where controlled and

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Why are we so afraid to talk about mental health?

Why are we so afraid to talk about mental health?

Backbencher August 13, 2013 0

Damaine Gorman argues that focus should shift from the tools of crime to criminals themselves. Mental health underlies every action we take, and is signatory to every decision we make. Put simplistically: when we

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North Korea: Asia’s No.1 Drug Dealer

North Korea: Asia’s No.1 Drug Dealer

Backbencher July 11, 2013 0

The government of North Korea is sanctioning and facilitating industrial scale exports of class A drugs There are quite a lot of unpleasant psychoactive drugs in the world, and one of the worst is

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If Drugs Were Legalised, How Should They Be Regulated?

If Drugs Were Legalised, How Should They Be Regulated?

Sam Woolfe May 22, 2013 2

  There are many arguments in favour of the legalisation of drugs, including, but not limited to: eradicating drug-related violence, preventing the adulteration of drugs, preserving our personal freedom, saving government expenses used to

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The Success of MDMA-Assisted Therapy

The Success of MDMA-Assisted Therapy

Sam Woolfe April 24, 2013 1

  PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a severe anxiety disorder that can arise after a psychologically traumatic event. It is very common among war veterans, with record numbers of veterans from Iraq and

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Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Backbencher April 10, 2013 0

  Before deciding whether drug addiction is a health or criminal issue, it is also important to understand what drug addiction is and how addiction in general works. People sometimes make a distinction between

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