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Benefits felt from microdosing LSD might be placebo effect, study finds

Imperial College London researchers conducted largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelicsImprovements in wellbeing and life satisfaction that come with microdosing psychedelics might be nothing more than the placebo effect, according to the largest study into the practice.The trend for microdosing LSD or psilocybin emerged in Silicon Valley some years back and has spread around the world with advocates reporting greater wellbeing, creativity and all-round cognitive performance. Continue rea...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, UK News, Mental Health, Medical Research, Silicon Valley, Imperial College London

WA could keep border checks and tracking post-Covid to stem flow of drugs

Premier Mark McGowan says he is not ruling out continued use of the G2G tracking pass as a result of the state’s fall in drug importationWestern Australia could maintain border checks and tracking of anyone who enters the state even after the Covid-19 pandemic, premier Mark McGowan says.The premier revealed his hardline stance on Tuesday after casting an early vote in his Rockingham electorate ahead of the 13 March poll. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Drugs, Australia news, Western Australia, WA, Rockingham, Mark McGowan

My boyfriend spends all his time selling weed. Should I leave? | Dear Mariella

Your relationship sounds unworkable and toxic, says Mariella Frostrup. Find someone you can confide in or get professional helpThe dilemma My boyfriend’s work ground to a halt as a result of the pandemic, and his weed-smoking habit has expanded within that void to become a lifestyle. He buys, sells and grows the stuff, meaning that he’s meeting strangers on a daily basis, often in our home.My initial response was anger that he could so readily endanger my health for the sake of a habit I despise...
Tags: Drugs, Relationships, Life and style, Mariella Frostrup, Mariella

"Do you support the government’s intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?"

That was Rand Paul's question to Rachel Levine, Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary. He's quoted at "The Absurd Criticism of Rand Paul’s Rachel Levine Questioning" (National Review). It's a precise question. If it can't be answered, why can't it be answered? If it's an outrageous question, that must be because the answer is plainly "no," so why couldn't Levine forthrightly say "no"? There are some questions where the right answer is to refuse to answer — for example questions that nos...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Transgender, Surgery, Rand Paul, PAUL, Levine, Rachel Levine, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Rachel Levine Biden

Jab Me, I'm Fat

The vaccine rollout across the U.S. has been less than ideal, but finally, it looks like there is a dim light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. Jabs are going in the arms of frontline workers, and as more vaccines are administered, states across the country are opening up the eligibility requirements, allowing…Read more...
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From dealing drugs to delivering food: Pastor Mick on Burnley's Covid crisis – video report

Pastor Mick Fleming has devoted all of his time in this lockdown to supporting the poorest communities in Burnley. But his life hasn’t always been this way. He tells us how he swapped a life of crime ​for delivering food parcels​ seven days a week, holding funerals for free and counselling people through drug relapses. He says the suffering of the poorest people in his town should make society deeply uncomfortableMick's Church on the Street charity: the UK and ...
Tags: UK, Australia, Drugs, US, Society, UK News, Poverty, Ireland, Social exclusion, Burnley, Mick, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Lifeline, Mick Fleming

Twenty-three tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe's biggest haul

German and Belgian joint investigation uncovers stashes in Hamburg and AntwerpGerman and Belgian authorities have seized 23 tonnes of cocaine in a record haul of the drug in Europe, German customs said on Wednesday.“The enormous amount of cocaine would have brought in several billion euros in street sales,” the customs office said. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, Germany, Society, World news, Netherlands, Paraguay, Belgium, Drugs trade, Hamburg, AntwerpGerman

Smugglers Arrested Over $2.82 Million in Cocaine-Soaked Corn Flakes

Authorities in Cincinnati seized heaps of corn flakes after it was learned the 44 pounds worth of breakfast food was drenched in cocaine, the culprits seemingly unaware of the existence of hounds trained to specifically search for narcotics. A narcotics search hound aligned with U.S. Customs and Border Protection going by the name of Bico […]
Tags: Food, Usa, Crime, Drugs, International, Bizarre, Ohio, Anime, Cincinnati, U S Customs, Border Protection, Bico

Scotland drugs policy minister resolves to reduce horrific death toll

Angela Constance says she is committed to introducing full range of treatments in ‘national mission’Scotland’s new minister for drugs policy, Angela Constance, has said she is determined to see a reduction in the country’s horrific drug-related death toll and significantly more people in treatment within the year.“I’m talking about the full range [of treatment]: residential, in the community, harm reduction, recovery services, medication where it’s appropriate … I’m not punting my preferred opti...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Scotland, Society, UK News, Constance, Angela Constance

Police should carry drugs overdose antidote, says senior officer

Exclusive: NPCC’s drugs lead backs wider supply of naloxone after successful trialsThe overdose antidote naloxone should be made available to all police officers in areas where there is a clear need, the police chiefs’ drug lead has urged after successful pilot schemes.North Wales police and Police Scotland are trialling having beat officers carry naloxone nasal sprays that can be used to treat opiate overdoses, and West Midlands police have extended their pilot scheme, with a rollout due to be ...
Tags: Drugs, Scotland, Police, Society, UK News, Emergency services, West Midlands, North Wales, NPCC

Sierra Leone: Drugs + HIV or Aids + Covid = deadly mix

People living with HIV in Sierra Leone who use drugs are facing grim challenges during the pandemic The post Sierra Leone: Drugs + HIV or Aids + Covid = deadly mix appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Drugs, Africa, Hiv, Public Health, Sierra Leone, World Health Organisation, Discrimination, Stigma, Openaccess, Top Six, Healthcare Access, COVID-19, Habib Kamara, Jasie Sesay

"When I’m rolling, I just want to breathe deeply and enjoy it. The simple act of breathing can be extremely pleasurable."

Said Carl Hart, chair of the Columbia University psychology department, quoted in "Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’" (NY Post). At 54, the married father of three has snorted small amounts of heroin for as many as 10 days in a row and enjoyed it mightily – even if, as he recalls in his new book “Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), he’s experienced mild withdrawal symptoms “12 to 16 hours after the last dose.... Hart, who...
Tags: Law, Drugs, America, Columbia University, Columbia, Ny Post, Hart, Penguin Press, Ann Althouse, Carl Hart

Drug companies look to AI to end 'hit and miss' research

Technology that speeded the development of Covid vaccines has potential to transform the pharmaceutical industryThe hunt for new medicines has often been more like a game of roulette than high-end science. But now the pharmaceutical sector is on the cusp of a transformation, as it delves into cutting-edge technology to come up with new treatments for diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s.Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to improve the industry’s success rates and speed...
Tags: Business, Science, Technology, Drugs, UK News, Computing, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, GlaxoSmithKline, GlobalData, Artificial intelligence (AI

Cocaine smuggled as frosting on corn flakes… they're grrreat!

Federal agents in Cincinnati, Ohio intercepted a shipment of corn flakes frosted with cocaine on its way from South America to a private residence in Hong Kong. A US Customs and Border Protection dog sniffed out the flake on the flakes. — Read the rest
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Drugs, South America, Cereal, Cincinnati Ohio, US Customs, Smuggler's Blues

How Your Partner's Birth Control Can Affect Your Sex Life (And What to Do About It)

Birth control is unique among medical interventions, not least of all because its name straight-up tells you what it does—it controls birth by preventing pregnancy. Beyond that, though, there are a lot of other things birth control can do. Some are great: Hormonal birth control can clear skin and make periods or…Read more...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Lifehacks, Midwifery, Birth Control, Womens Health, Human Interest, Health Sciences, Intrauterine Device, Hormonal Contraception, Meera Shah, Health Medical Pharma, Hormonal Iuds, Hepatotoxins, Ethinylestradioletonogestrel, Dosage Forms

California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, paving the way for medical treatment

The bill touts the benefits of the drugs and would expunge the criminal records for those already convicted of possession or use of a substanceA California lawmaker has introduced legislation that would decriminalize psychedelics in the state, the latest bold step in a movement to end America’s war on drugs.Scott Wiener, the state senator who authored the bill, hopes that in following the lead of places such as Oakland, Santa Cruz and the District of Columbia – all cities which have decriminaliz...
Tags: California, Drugs, Oregon, America, US news, District Of Columbia, Scott Wiener, Law (US, Oakland Santa Cruz

Repurposed Arthritis Drug Lifesaving for Severe Covid-19, UK Trial Finds

Lifesaving treatments for people with severe covid-19 are still in short supply, but new results from a large ongoing trial in the UK have found that an existing arthritis drug called tocilizumab can noticeably lower hospitalized patients’ risk of dying, especially when combined with steroid treatment.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Health Sciences, Monoclonal Antibodies, Sarilumab, Dexamethasone, Covid 19, Recovery Trial, Tocilizumab, Coronavirus Disease, Health Medical Pharma, Treatment And Management Of Covid 19, Immunosuppressants

What Could Happen If You Miss Your Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose?

Over 42 million Americans have so far received a dose of a covid-19 vaccine, as of late January. Importantly, though, most of these people have only received the first of two doses required for the similar Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, currently the only vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Dose, Moderna, RTT, Health Medical Pharma, H5n1 Clinical Trials, Booster Dose, Varicella Vaccine

CBD will go on sale in Australia, but first manufacturers will have to prove it works

While CBD has been approved for over-the-counter sale, there are regulatory hurdles to clear before it actually appears in pharmacies“You can have as much whiskey as you like, but there’s no whiskey available,” says Prof Iain McGregor, psychopharmacologist and academic director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, when asked to describe the rules around CBD in Australia at the moment. Related: How a cannabis farm cured my fear of nature | Zoe Williams Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Drugs, Life and style, Society, Cannabis, Health & wellbeing, Pharmaceuticals industry, Zoe Williams, Iain McGregor, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, Australian lifestyle

The Lizard Brain: How I Came To Learn that Addiction is a Disease

In a bright, white auditorium on the rolling campus of a rehab center on the East Coast, I learned that addiction is a disease. The giant room was filled with addicts and alcoholics, including my then-husband, who’d checked in for a monthlong stay to get sober after decades of drinking and drugging. It was family […]
Tags: Drugs, Features, Addiction, East Coast, Rehab, Sobriety, Al-anon, Alcoholics Anonymous

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Tags: Drugs, Herbs, Lifehacks, Hemp, Biofuels, Human Interest, Cannabidiol, Cornbread Mafia

In Oregon, all drug possession is now decriminalized

By Andrew Selsky | Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other drugs as a ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment that could lead to addiction counseling. Backers of the ballot measure, which Oregon voters passed by a wide margin in November, hailed it as a revolutionary move f...
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Yes, You Can Get the COVID Vaccine If You're Pregnant

Being pregnant does not disqualify you from getting the COVID vaccine, whether you’re looking at the CDC’s guidelines or newer ones from the World Health Organization. A few headlines have implied something different, so let’s break down what we know. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Labor, Cdc, Drugs, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Hpv Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Vaccine Hesitancy, Covid 19 Vaccine

"All that has happened is there was a peaceful transition of power from Trump to a career politician, in Joe Biden, who has done far more violence than Trump has..."

"... because he’s been … a politician for decades. We didn’t topple anything. All we did was replace one figurehead with another, we’ve done nothing about the institution. It’s not about the leader, it’s about the institutions and the structures and the systems of capitalism and white supremacy that we reside under that are the main forces of domination here." Said Joshua Briond, of the Black Alliance for Peace and co-host of the Millennials Are Killing Capitalism podcast, quoted in "Organizer...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Drugs, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Language, Barbie, Biden, Philip K. Dick, Trump, Ta Nehisi Coates, White Supremacy, Coates, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump to Trump

"[I]t was clear that he was getting input from people who were calling him up, I don’t know who, people he knew from business, saying, 'Hey, I heard about this drug, isn’t it great?' or..."

"... 'Boy, this convalescent plasma is really phenomenal.' And I would try to, you know, calmly explain that you find out if something works by doing an appropriate clinical trial; you get the information, you give it a peer review. And he’d say, 'Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, this stuff really works.' He would take just as seriously their opinion — based on no data, just anecdote — that something might really be important. It wasn’t just hydroxychloroquine, it was a variety of alternative-med...
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English and Scottish get drunk most often, 25-nation survey finds

Average of more than 33 times last year is more than twice the rate of several other nationalitiesThe English and Scottish have topped an international league table of how often people get so drunk that they lose their balance and slur their speech.The Global Drugs Survey (GDS) for 2020 suggests the UK’s drink problem is far more dangerous than use of any other drug. More than 5% of people under 25 in the UK reported having sought hospital treatment after getting drunk, compared with a global av...
Tags: Health, UK, Drugs, Alcohol, Society, UK News, Global Drugs Survey GDS

After bungled drug deal, cocaine hidden in banana bundles delivered to Canadian grocery stores

More than 20 bricks of cocaine, hidden in bundles of bananas, were delivered to grocery stores in Canada. The first report came from the small town of Kelowna, Central Okanagan, British Columbia where the owner of a small shop found a dozen packages of coke tucked inside his banana shipment. — Read the rest
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Doctors describe what it's like giving ketamine to patients: apparently Enya helps

In recent years, psychological researchers have studied the use of the dissociative psychedelic/anaesthetic ketamine as a treatment for severe depression in people. Gizmodo asks clinicians to report their experiences administering the drug. From Gizmodo: Adam KaplinClinical Director of the Psychiatric Esketamine Clinic and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins UniversityOne patient of ours would, each time, turn the lights off and enter a dreamlike state, ...
Tags: Psychology, Video, Music, News, Drugs, New York City, Depression, Gizmodo, Psychedelics, Enya, Behavioral Sciences, Adam KaplinClinical, Psychiatric Esketamine Clinic, Johns Hopkins UniversityOne

Archaeologists identify contents of ancient Mayan drug containers

Archaeologists used new methods to identify contents of Mayan drug containers.They were able to discover a non-tobacco plant that was mixed in by the smoking Mayans.The approach promises to open up new frontiers in the knowledge of substances ancient people consumed. Ancient Mayans have been a continuing source of inspiration for their monuments, knowledge, and mysterious demise. Now a new study discovers some of the drugs they used. For the first time, scientists found remnants of a non-tobac...
Tags: Drugs, Mexico, History, Chemistry, Innovation, Archaeology, Yucatan Peninsula, Zimmermann, ZIMMERMAN, Washington State University, Department of Anthropology, Mario Zimmermann, Institute of Biological Chemistry

New Research Offers Rare Hope for Treating Methamphetamine Use Disorder

A U.S. government-funded study has provided evidence of a hopeful treatment for people struggling with methamphetamine use. People given a combination therapy of medications were more likely to avoid the drug and report improvements to their life than those given standard support and placebo, the study found. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Addiction, Methamphetamine, Nih