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Criminal justice – drugs

Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 This review sought to measure changes in outcomes before and after the implementation of the Act, to provide an indication of whether its aims are being achieved | Home Office, UK Research and…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (medical name diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These…

What is the UK’s international approach to drugs?

The main elements in the UK’s strategy for dealing with international drug matters are through bilateral representations and multilateral action. The UK with its unique position in the UN, European Union and Commonwealth seeks a coherent approach across the three…

Where do drugs come from?

Drugs bought from dealers or underground sources come from a number of sources: Grown in the UK Made in domestic labs Stolen or sold on from chemists or hospital pharmacies Imported from overseas Bought online Drugs come in three basic…