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Former Top UK Drug Adviser Proposes Studying Benefits of Recreational Drug Use

By Victoria Kim

Professor David Nutt wants government to move beyond focusing on the adverse effects of recreational drugs. MORE  

UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs. MORE  

Machete-Wielding Teen High on Meow-Meow Goes on Rampage

By Bryan Le

A UK teen high on mephedrone, also known as "meow meow," brandished a machete and demanded money from store employees. MORE  

UK Doctors Push Cigarette Ban For All Born After 2000

By Bryan Le

Advocates of the ban say the UK could be the first country to eradicate cigarettes, but opponents say it will simply create a new black market. MORE  

Selfie Addiction Linked to Mental Health Disorders

By Bryan Le

Selfie addiction may sound trivial, but one UK teen who took 200 photos of himself for ten hours a day exemplifies how it's a very real addiction that stems from compulsive disorders. MORE  

Drinking While Pregnant Could Become a Crime in England

By Bryan Le

A landmark case could soon decide that moms drinking while pregnant are criminally responsible for what happens to their children. MORE  

British Woman Addicted to Diet Coke Drank 50 Cans a Day

By Bryan Le

Jakki Ballan has seen a number of doctors about her alleged Coke addiction, but has yet to find one that will take her claim seriously. MORE  

Neknomination: The Incredibly Dumb and Destructive Social Media Drinking Game

By Bryan Le

The Internet game where players try to outdo each other with dangerous feats of drinking has led to several deaths with more certain to follow. MORE  

Study: Minimum Alcohol Pricing Could Save 860 Lives a Year in UK

By Bryan Le

Previously proposed by British Prime Minister David Cameron, such a policy if adopted would help low-income heavy drinkers the most, researchers say. MORE  

Drug Abuse Skyrockets Among U.K. Elderly

By Paul Gaita

The drastic rise in elderly users is in part attributed to the permissive attitudes toward drugs in the 1960s. MORE  

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