Legalizing Drugs Challenges the Addiction Brain Disease Theory

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/legalizing-drugs-disproves-addiction-brain-disease-theory What if more—and more open—use leads to fewer drug problems? We live in a strangely schizoid society. Alcohol is legal so eventually most of us drink and enjoy drinking. Yet, we are preoccupied with the dangers of alcohol—no organization has greater prestige and acceptance in America than ...

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Dublin’s Mayor, Christy Burke : the drugs problem in Dublin is worse now than it was during the heroin epidemic of the 80s’

Source : http://www.thejournal.ie/drugs-homelessness-dublin-1908372-Jan2015/ The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor. Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said that the drugs problem in Dublin is worse now than it was during the heroin epidemic thirty years ago. During ...

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Drug Addicts Are Dying in Crimea Because They Can’t Get Therapy

Source : https://news.vice.com/article/russia-took-over-crimea-now-drug-addicts-cant-get-therapy-and-dozens-are-dying In a video appeal filmed in April by patients from opioid substitution therapy (OST) programs in Crimea, which had just been annexed by Russia, a personable man named Andrei warns: « Without this program, I may die. » Unlike in Ukraine and many Western countries, opioid substitution therapy (OST) is ...

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Six condamnés, dont cinq étrangers, exécutés en Indonésie pour trafic de drogue

Source : http://mobile.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2015/01/18/tensions-diplomatiques-apres-l-execution-de-ressortissants-etrangers-en-indonesie_4558451_3216.html La décision du Brésil et des Pays-Bas ne s’est pas fait attendre. Quelques heures après l’annonce de l’exécution en Indonésie de six personnes impliquées dans des affaires de drogue, dont cinq ressortissants étrangers, les deux pays ont rappelé, dimanche 18 janvier, leurs ambassadeurs dans l’archipel. Les condamnés ...

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Pro-pot group ResponsibleOhio details marijuana legalization plan: 5 highlights

Source : http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/01/pro-pot_group_responsibleohio.html Ohioans over 21 could buy marijuana from a legal, licensed store as early as summer of 2016 if an effort to legalize the drug is successful this year. The group calling itself ResponsibleOhio announced new details of a proposal to legalize the production, sale and medical and ...

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