Drugs

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Ravers having it large at Castlemorton, 1992: Alan Lodge’s best photograph
‘In 1992, 20,000 people gathered for an illegal rave at Castlemorton Common. It was the thing to dance on speaker stacks or on the top of buses or trucks’

Interview by Daniel Dylan Wray

10, Aug, 2022 @1:41 PM

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Ann Shulgin obituary
Therapist and countercultural figure who explored the use of psychedelic drugs for anxiety and other disorders

Penny Warren

05, Aug, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Opiates drive drug deaths to record level in England and Wales
Death rate rises for ninth year in a row as cocaine-related deaths increase sevenfold since 2011

Tobi Thomas

03, Aug, 2022 @2:39 PM

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss facing Tory members in Leeds for first official leadership hustings – as it happened
Leadership rivals bid to win members’ support in foreign secretary’s home town

Harry Taylor (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

28, Jul, 2022 @9:18 PM

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Scottish government under pressure as drug deaths fell by just nine in 2021
‘Heart-breaking’ figures are first decrease since 2013 but raise questions over slow progress

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @12:06 PM

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Kate Moss ‘sick and angry’ at being made a scapegoat for taking cocaine
The British supermodel talks candidly on BBC radio’s Desert Island Discs about her drug use, defending Johnny Depp and being ‘objectified and scared’

Vanessa Thorpe

24, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Protest march called in Belfast after deaths of 14 homeless people
Activists demand help for vulnerable as cost of living and public health emergency put more people on streets

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent and Simon Hattenstone

22, Jul, 2022 @3:07 PM

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From battlefields to CBD: can hemp pioneer wean Afghanistan off opium?
Oil from the versatile plant makes cannabis medicine CBD and its fibre has a range of uses but the Taliban need convincing

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

22, Jul, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Music festival patrons launch class action against NSW police alleging unlawful strip-searches
Plaintiffs allege children ordered to strip and squat and women told to remove tampons at festivals including Splendour in the Grass

Michael McGowan

22, Jul, 2022 @5:05 AM

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Head of drug deaths taskforce in Scotland rejects ‘punishment’ approach
David Strang condemns underfunding of services and says ‘you can’t punish people out of addiction’

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

21, Jul, 2022 @12:35 PM

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British drugs policy is punitive and contradictory. And now it’ll go backwards | Kojo Karam
While other countries are abandoning a failed ‘war on drugs’, in its final days the Johnson administration is doubling down, says academic Kojo Koram

Kojo Koram

21, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Operation Julie: famed LSD drug bust becomes a musical
Welsh theatre company retells story of 1970s scientists and hippies in work billed as Breaking Bad meets The Good Life

Steven Morris

19, Jul, 2022 @10:32 AM

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