Cocaine on the Rise

04 January 2018
Cocaine on the Rise

Newly emerged figures from Public Health England have documented that the UK’s current approach to drug treatment has failed to reduce drug related deaths. With UK drug abuse now at an all-time high, 2017 saw a 23% increase in treatment presentations for crack cocaine use.

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Europe's Drug War

07 December 2017
Europe's Drug War

Drug fatalities in Europe have once again increased for the third consecutive year, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

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Egypt’s Tramadol Problem ‘More Popular Than Bread’

05 December 2017
Egypt’s Tramadol Problem ‘More Popular Than Bread’

Tramadol, a medication traditionally used to relive pain has become one of Egypt’s most widely abused drugs. According to Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghana Wali, the drug has become so widespread that in 2014 it became a felony to carry or be in procession of tramadol without a prescription.

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Part 2 of 2: Northern Ireland's Prescription Drug Problem

30 November 2017
Part 2 of 2: Northern Ireland's Prescription Drug Problem

BBC Spotlight revealed a 46% rise in pregabalin from a data base of 20 million prescription records written by GPs across Northern Ireland in the past four years.

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Part 1 of 2: Northern Ireland's Prescription Drug Problem

29 November 2017
Part 1 of 2: Northern Ireland's Prescription Drug Problem

The tramadol death rate has continued to increase in Northern Ireland, but decreased in Great Britain.

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