• 29 May 2018

    Three men face jail after they admitted selling a potentially lethal painkiller over the dark web. Leeds Crown Court heard that the gang sold the drug fentanyl to customers throughout the UK and abroad, even though they knew how lethal it was. It’s said to be a hundred times more potent than morphine and the…

  • 28 May 2018

    Police have arrested three men on suspicion of supplying class A drugs¬† after a teenage girl and a young man died at a music festival in Portsmouth. Georgia Jones, who was 18, and 20-year-old Tommy Cowan died after they were taken to hospital on Saturday night. Georgia’s mother, Janine Milburn, described her daughter as “full…

  • 15 Dec 2017

    West Midlands Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Lynnette Kelly, and Lord Victor Adebowale, the chief executive of Turning Point discuss homelessness and drug abuse.

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Leesa Davies, whose son Jordan died after inhaling nitrous oxide when he was just 21, and Niamh Eastwood, from the charity Release, discuss the drug laws.

  • 14 Aug 2017

    It’s the summer and for hundreds of thousands that means a trip to a music festival. But along with beer and bands, illegal substances also feature for many gig goers. Now the Boomtown Fair in Hampshire has become one of the first festivals to offer on-site drug testing. But with drug deaths at a record…

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Scientists who’ve been testing samples of the synthetic drug spice, following an epidemic of use in Manchester, say those taking it are playing “Russian roulette”.

  • 13 Apr 2017

    In Bristol is David Nutt – he’s Professor of Neuro-psycho Pharmacology at Imperial College London and a former chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. And Dr Henry Fisher is Policy Director at Voltface-a drug policy think tank.

  • 13 Apr 2017

    It’s relatively cheap and easily available – but some people who’ve taken spice say it can feel even more addictive than heroin. Lincoln was one of the first place to ban it, when it was still legal.

  • 13 Apr 2017

    Dozens of arrests. Special police patrols. Ambulances drafted in to treat people overcome by the effects. The impact of the banned synthetic drug spice has already hit Manchester hard – and now charities say it could spread to other towns and cities across the country.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Risha Lancaster, who runs Coffee4Craig; a charity which supports homeless people in Manchester, and former Liberal Democrat MP and Home Office minister Norman Baker, who helped draft the legislation that led to spice becoming an illegal drug.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    The hallucinogenic and highly addictive drug spice is causing chaos in Britain’s prisons and turning its users into a zombie-like state in city centres around the country. In Manchester, in particular, the problem is said to have reached epidemic proportions.  

  • 10 Dec 2016

    A convicted drug dealer recently released from prison has revealed to Channel 4 News the scale of the destruction brought about inside by psychoactive substances known as NPS. He claims that up to 80 per cent of inmates in some jails are now hooked on ‘Spice’ and says some prisoners are prepared to do anything…

  • 8 Mar 2016

    Regulating cannabis could earn the government £1bn in taxes a year, a new report established by Lib Dem health spokesperson Norman Lamb says. Really?

  • 15 Jul 2015

    It was two in the morning and my phone rang, writes Guillermo Galdos. I saw it was a call from Mexico. When I answer a friend shouted “El Chapo is gone”.

  • 29 May 2015

    Addicts in Bucharest shoot up as many as 30 times a day. Paraic O’Brien went to meet the death metal drummer who is trying to stem Romania’s drugs and HIV epidemic.