It’s finally happened – the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has admitted that marijuana is “clearly” safer than heroin. Though this isn’t news to science, it represents a small but significant shift in the DEA who had previously refused to acknowledge that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin. The science has been clear on the matter for a
BALTIMORE—According to a study published Monday by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, the majority of the nearly 9,000 accidental heroin overdoses that occur in the U.S. each year could easily be prevented if the victim were to take less heroin. “Our data clearly showed that, in more than 95 percent of cases, had the individual
Minister also announced intention to implement ‘injection rooms’ in Dublin for addicts Rose Troup Buchanan Many drug users pick up additional infections and medical problems as a result of using unclean needles Getty Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said.
by Patricia Byrne Marc Alberts: Our little brother A boy from my old neighborhood died this week. He was no longer a ‘boy’, he was 26, but to me he was still one of the kids. They ran around in the summer as a pack. You could tell where they were by looking for their pile
Richard Farrell Author of “What’s Left of Us: A Memoir of Addiction” BY MATTHEW HEPTINSTALL VIA GETTY IMAGES Like a doctor performing microscopic surgery, I pour the contents of the rainbow bags into my cooker, reach for my bottle of water, insert the syringe, and draw up about 20cc. I squirt the water into the
People always ask me what it’s like to be a heroin addict. I guess it’s different for everyone so I wont speak on behalf of the entire addict population but I can sure as hell tell you what being a heroin addict was to me. Being an addict in itself was me not knowing
Seth Dickerson, Watch: Fentanyl-related overdoses on the rise in Lafayette Pure Fentanyl is coming from places like Mexico and China, and marketed by drug dealers as cheaper and stronger than pure heroin. KLFY 150CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Police in Lafayette are working to stem the tide of overdoses of Fentanyl, an opiate they say is cheaper and 50 times more