Drugs

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‘It’s saved many lives’: first US overdose prevention centers give safe spaces to people in crisis
Since the opening of the centers for those who struggle with substance abuse, at least 85 overdoses have been reversed without medical attention

Gloria Oladipo in New York

25, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘The deadliest drug we’ve ever known’: author Sam Quinones on how fentanyl saturated the US
In his new book, Quinones investigates how the explosion of synthetic drugs spurred an ‘epidemic of addiction’

Erin McCormick

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Snapchat fights drug dealing on app amid surge in youth overdose deaths
Improved automated drug detection systems and enhanced partnerships with law enforcement are among changes

Kari Paul

20, Jan, 2022 @10:26 PM

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It's baby boomers, not young people, who are more likely to be addicted to drugs | Tony Rao
The more permissive attitudes and lack of public health advice are coming home to roost for a generation of older Britons, says consultant old-age psychiatrist Tony Rao

Tony Rao

13, Jan, 2022 @12:06 PM

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Drink-spiking is at ‘epidemic’ levels in UK, campaigners tell MPs
Up to 15% of women and 7% of men have been spiked with alcohol or drugs, select committee hears

Matthew Weaver

12, Jan, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Bradford council to trace fly-tipped cannabis farms with ‘smart water’
One of first trials of its kind in UK follows rise in dumping of illegal waste after police shut down sites

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Man trapped inside London cannabis factory dies after fire
Met seeks information after Albanian national was caught in fire at a lock-up garage on New Year’s Eve

Miranda Bryant

08, Jan, 2022 @4:55 PM

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UK Covid: Johnson admits some hospitals already feel overwhelmed at times – as it happened
Latest updates: PM also announces daily testing for 100,000 key workers; more NHS hospital trusts declaring critical incidents

Andrew Sparrow

04, Jan, 2022 @6:56 PM

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Sadiq Khan plans pilot to ‘decriminalise’ minor cannabis offences in London
London scheme could ‘divert young people found with small amount of cannabis’ away from arrest by police

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

04, Jan, 2022 @4:03 PM

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I was a heroin addict and had given up on myself. Then suddenly, briefly, I felt a desire to live
At my lowest point, I sought self-annihilation. I was saved at the last moment by two of the few people I had not pushed away

John Crace

27, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Killed by a pill bought on social media: the counterfeit drugs poisoning US teens
Accidental deaths soar among young people amid a proliferation of fentanyl-filled pharmaceuticals sold on platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

23, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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San Francisco mayor declares neighborhood state of emergency amid overdose deaths
London Breed’s plan increases police presence in the Tenderloin district, a strategy that is at odds with the progressive city’s stance

Gabrielle Canon

18, Dec, 2021 @1:53 AM

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