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Why is the UK such a cocaine-loving country?

Why is the UK such a cocaine-loving country?

Britain snorts more cocaine than almost anywhere in Europe and its love for the drug is growing. According to Home Office figures, in 2017–2018, 2.6% of people in the UK aged 16–59 took powdered cocaine (as opposed to crack cocaine, the more potent variant of the...
Zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving proposed

Zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving proposed

New laws to introduce a zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving are being proposed by the Scottish government. Ministers want to make it easier for the police to target people driving with illegal drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, in their bloodstream. Currently it...
Street Valium blamed for spike in drugs deaths

Street Valium blamed for spike in drugs deaths

Street drugs being sold as Valium are responsible for an unprecedented number of drug-related deaths in Glasgow. Warnings have been issued to known drugs users about the risk posed by the pills, especially if they are taken with other illegal substances such as heroin...
A gram of cocaine every 4 hours

A gram of cocaine every 4 hours

Home Office data have revealed a huge surge in the amount of certain drugs being taken off the streets. The quantity of cocaine seized by police in the West Midlands has risen by nearly one-fifth in a year, with a gram now recovered every 4 hours, on average. In...
Drug testing cannabis

Drug testing cannabis

Cannabis is highly detectable and can be found in urine, saliva, hair as well as nail clipping samples. The tests available to determine cannabis use vary in their windows of detection so recent or chronic use can be established. In addition, ingestion as opposed to...