Tag Archive for heroin

Druglink article 2010 – Fluid policy by Paul Hayes

The provision of methadone, if some politicians and newspapers are to be believed, is no better than handing out illegal drugs. Paul Hayes, Chief Executive of the National Treatment Agency, clarifies the changes afoot for the substitute drug Fluid policy (PDF)

Druglink article 2010 – High tide by Andy McNicoll

Shetland’s remote but affluent island communities are facing up to the reality that, unlike the rest of Britain, rising numbers of young people are taking up heroin. Three years ago, the 22,000 members of Shetland’s close-knit community – who inhabit a string of 15…

Druglink article 2010 – Sink or swim by Susanne MacGregor

Britain now has arguably one of the best drug treatment systems in the world. But there are choppy waters ahead, says Susanne MacGregor. The government’s 2008 drugs strategy aimed to “deliver new approaches to drug treatment and social reintegration”. It gave long overdue attention to…

Druglink article 2011 – The opium cables by Adrian Gatton

How Druglink used Wikileaks to reveal the secret story of heroin’s journey from Afghanistan to the UK. Dispatch 09DUSHANBE569: Dushanbe, a pleasant enough neo-classical city in Tajikistan, bordering Afghanistan. A mobile phone number belonging to a man known as ‘The Doctor’. Further research reveals his real…