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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  

One In Five UK Drug Users Unaware They Have Hep C

By John Lavitt

Despite the high rate of infection in the UK, the rates in the U.S. are even higher. 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  

Drug Use Among Wealthy On The Rise In U.K.

By McCarton Ackerman

Almost half of the survey participants admitting to using drugs are either middle or upper middle class. MORE  

U.K. Addiction Treatment Plan For 'Mild Alcoholics' Sparks Debate

By McCarton Ackerman

Almost a million people in the UK will be eligible for nalmefene. MORE  

Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

By John Lavitt

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment. MORE  

Drug Laws Could Change Under an Independent Scotland

By Victoria Kim

Thursday's referendum could mean a clean break from England's conservative drug policies for left-leaning Scots. MORE  

Liberal Democrats Push to Decriminalize Drug Use in UK

By Brent McCluskey

Party leaders laid out their vision for the next parliament, which includes making sure first time drug offenders don't go to prison. MORE  

United Kingdom's 'Most Wanted' Drug Trafficker Captured In South Africa

By McCarton Ackerman

British authorities caught up to Martin Evans after he spent three years on the run. MORE  

Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

By McCarton Ackerman

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years. MORE  

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