Items tagged with heroin

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UN: Nearly 100 drug users died in Crimea after Russia closed methadone program [20.01.2015] The United Nations' AIDS envoy sounded the alarm over an impending health catastrophe in Russia's newly acquired Crimean Peninsula, where nearly 100 ...
Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth [11.01.2015] Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new ...
Myanmar returns to what sells: Heroin [03.01.2015] A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. T ...
Drugs policy in Canada: Local heroin [05.12.2014] Some European countries prescribe heroin for the most severe cases of addiction. Patients taking heroin are less likely to use illicit drugs and drop ...
'You will not be arrested for using drugs' [02.12.2014] Authorities in the Netherlands are warning Amsterdam tourists about heroin masquerading as cocaine, which has already killed several people and sent ...
How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [01.12.2014] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamph ...
As B.C. heroin flap shows, drug laws are not about improving health [28.11.2014] If you’ve ever had surgery, you owe a debt to heroin-assisted therapy, and not because you were probably doped up on morphine in post-op. Rather, it’ ...
The great American relapse [21.11.2014] The face of heroin use in America has changed utterly. Forty or fifty years ago heroin addicts were overwhelmingly male, disproportionately black, an ...
The war on drugs is lost – legalise the heroin trade [25.06.2014] When Tony Blair deployed British troops in Afghanistan, ending the illicit production and supply of opium was cited as a key objective. In 2001 the p ...
Greece on crossroads of international heroin trade [23.06.2014] Greece is a central hub on the route connecting the main country where heroin is produced, Afghanistan, and its biggest markets in Western Europe, an ...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits ...
Bouncing Back [30.04.2014] TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison popul ...
‘Federal dealer’ on 20 years of heroin scheme [13.02.2014] The abject drug misery that held sway at Zurich’s Platzspitz park, known popularly as “Needle Park”, spurred Switzerland in 1993 to opt for a pragmat ...
Heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to prescription ban [12.11.2013] Five people severely addicted to heroin are launching a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s ban on the prescription version of the d ...
Brighton plans safe rooms for addicts to inject drugs [13.04.2013] Brighton is set to be the first British city to offer official "drug consumption rooms" where addicts can use heroin, crack and cocaine under supervi ...
Injection room saves 30 lives [03.04.2013] Staff at Copenhagen’s first legal drug injection room have saved 30 lives since it opened last autumn, according to metroXpress newspaper.The deputy ...
Marijuana to fight drug addiction [01.04.2013] BBC Mundo reports that Bogotá is planning a system of "controlled consumption centers," where addicts could be weaned off more hard-core drugs, such ...
Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking [28.02.2013] The Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the numb ...
Decriminalise heroin and cocaine says Belfast drugs worker [14.02.2013] One of Northern Ireland's most senior drugs workers has said that class A drugs like heroin should be decriminalised, regulated and made available on ...
Drug users to have secure site in Paris [11.02.2013] Drug users in France will soon have a state-sanctioned place where they can use heroin, crack and other intravenous drugs, after the government appro ...
The great debate that no one's talking about [03.12.2011] Scientists, lawyers, police, social workers, doctors and directors of public prosecution are pleading for change but no political party will touch th ...
On the Frontline of Northeast India [01.03.2011] Conflict and underdevelopment in the region have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and supp ...
Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle [09.01.2009] Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest re ...
Law enforcement and Australia’s 2001 heroin shortage [31.01.2008] Globally, illicit drug policy is largely based on two central policy objectives. The first is to reduce the demand for illegal drugs mainly through c ...
Missing Targets [01.09.2007] Despite efforts by the Afghan government and the international community to reduce poppy cultivation, opium production in Afghanistan has once again ...

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