Those living in Glasgow with a dependence to the drug Heroin in are set to be offered a prescription of heroin in a specialized clinic run by the National Health Service. Glasgow and the rest of Scotland has been hit with some of the worst drug deaths over the last few decades. Controversial Although theContinue reading “Trials of Prescription Diamorphine (Heroin) In Scotland”
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Heroin and Opioids in the UK
How are Heroin and Prescription Opioids affecting the UK? Data from National Statistics office in the UK (2018) has shown that in year 2018 there has been a significant increase in England and Wales among men. Two thirds of the deaths were related to “drug misuse”, the UK classifies most substance use disorders as “drugContinue reading “Heroin and Opioids in the UK”
Another Vice Magazine Feature
I no longer work for the Dawn, please check out this exciting new approach to treatment of addiction in Thailand: https://horizonrehabthailand.com/ “It was the gateway to one of the world’s largest opium trading routes, the place you came if you needed a hit: Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s largest city. Back in the 1950s, commercialContinue reading “Another Vice Magazine Feature”
Chiang Rai Times
Dylan Kerr, head counsellor at Hope, said Doherty had achieved his longest drug-free period since his teens while at the rehab centre in Sriracha – but warned that the months ahead will be challenging as he returns to the limelight. ‘We saw Pete grow over the course of his treatment at Hope, which was reflectedContinue reading “Chiang Rai Times”
Barking up the wrong tree for treatment?
Are calls to make heroin treatment available on the NHS barking up the wrong tree for the solution? In principle I think it’s a great idea, however the reality of the NHS is getting worse by the day. The NHS fails thousand of drug addicts and mentally ill people each week. So much so thatContinue reading “Barking up the wrong tree for treatment?”
“Why I bought my Daughter Heroin”
What would you do if your child was a heroin addict suffering from acute withdrawal symptoms – disintegrating in front of your eyes – while waiting for rehab treatment to start? One mother from a village in the south-west of England describes how she ended up driving her daughter to town, and paying for herContinue reading ““Why I bought my Daughter Heroin””
Heroin. A painkiller but a painful killer.
20 days after leaving Hope Rehab, Robb Skipper, the Lead singer of The Holloways, dies from an accidental Heroin overdose. He died after a one off relapse – injecting is so unforgiving when you get it wrong. At only 28 years old, Robb Skippers death is a timely reminder that no matter how long IContinue reading “Heroin. A painkiller but a painful killer.”