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Why the War on Drugs has Failed

This week we have been busy designing an infographic highlighting why the ‘War On Drugs” should be abolished. This ‘war’ has been ongoing since 1971. In that amount of time, the global trade in illicit drugs has gone from strength to strength. Clearly, this ‘War’ isn’t working.In this infographic, we explain how the war on […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

Ketamine Could be Used to Treat Depression

Study after study seems to confirm the effectiveness of ketamine at treating people suffering from clinical depression.’Proof’ that ketamine may be utilised in the treatment of depression dates back to a report published in 2006 by the National Institutes of Health.This report concluded that patients treated with ketamine “showed significant improvement in depression” compared to a […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Drugs|0 Comments

New Campaign Outlines Evils of Cocaine Trade in Upbeat Video

A new campaign has been set up by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The campaign aims to target the social conscious of ‘recreational’ cocaine users by outlining the violence and murder that accompanies the international cocaine trade.The campaign is spearheaded by a cartoon video. The video demonstrates the damage inflicted by the cocaine trade on […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Drugs|0 Comments

How to Stop Taking Cocaine

In this post, we answer the question “how to stop taking cocaine”. Cocaine is also known as benzoylmethylecgonine or ‘coke’. Cocaine classed as a stimulant is highly addictive. The majority of cocaine addicts snort the drug in its powder form. However, some cocaine addicts will smoke or even inject cocaine in order to ‘get high’ […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Drugs|0 Comments

15-24 Year Olds on Anti-Depressant More Likely to Commit Violent Crimes

A new study conducted by researchers at Oxford University and published in the Public Library of Science Medicine journal reveals people aged between 15 to 24 who take anti-depressants are much more likely to be arrested or convicted for committing violent crimes. Fortunately this risk did not extend to other age groups.The most common anti-depressants […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Behvioural, Drugs|0 Comments

Youth Ecstasy Use at 10 Year High

The Home Office’s annual drug misuse report, Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) reveals a huge increase in ecstasy use amongst under-25s. During 2015, one-in-twenty of 18 to 24-year-olds’ surveyed admitted to consuming ecstasy in the prior twelve months before being surveyed. At Ocean Recovery Centre we can ourselves attest to an increase in […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Drugs|0 Comments

Lib Dems Call for Decriminalisation of Possession

 Next week the House of Lords is to discuss the Psychoactive Substances Bill. This Bill aims to outlaw all ‘legal highs’ in the United Kingdom. Click here to learn more about the Bill.Pre-empting this discussion the Liberal Democrat’s home affairs spokesman, Lord Paddick, has formally asked the Government to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes and […]

By |June 27th, 2015|Drugs, News|0 Comments

Blanket Ban on Legal Highs Announced

Last week a blanket ban on ‘legal highs’ was proposed in the Queen’s Speech. Those who ignore the ban risk a prison sentence up to a maximum of seven years. Some have deemed the legislation ‘reactionary’ and ‘draconian’.The legislation bans all psychoactive substances. The bill is likely to become law in April 2016. The bill […]

By |June 14th, 2015|Drugs, News|0 Comments

How to Stop Using Crack?

 Crack-cocaine is a chemically altered and more potent form of cocaine. This drug first hit the United Kingdom in the 1970s. Baking soda or ammonia is added to cocaine powder and cooked in an oven. A rock-like substance is formed, hence the name ‘crack cocaine’. Crack cocaine is highly addicted due to the affect it […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Drugs|0 Comments