The Christian Institute - Drugs News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drugs The latest drugs news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:50:53 +0000 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:50:53 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Police warn against dangerous ‘Snapchat pills’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-warn-dangerous-snapchat-pills/ Two schoolchildren have been hospitalised after taking ‘Snapchat pills’, leading to a warning being issued by the authorities.

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:27:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-warn-dangerous-snapchat-pills/
Cannabis-related hospital admissions rise 15 per cent in England https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-related-hospital-admissions-rise-15-per-cent-england/ Hospital admissions relating to cannabis have risen sharply, figures have revealed, as a leading medical journal branded the drug a “huge health risk “.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:00:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-related-hospital-admissions-rise-15-per-cent-england/
‘I hope my daughter’s death deters others from taking drugs’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-hope-daughters-death-deters-others-taking-drugs/ Parents have spoken out and shared anti-drugs messages following the deaths of two young people at a music festival.

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Wed, 30 May 2018 13:17:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-hope-daughters-death-deters-others-taking-drugs/
Recovering alcoholic: Minimum pricing is good even ‘if only some people drink a little less’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/recovering-alcoholic-minimum-pricing-good-even-people-drink-little-less/ Raising the price of alcohol in Scotland will not solve every drink-related problem, a recovering alcoholic says, but it will be worthwhile even if it helps just some people.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 07:57:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/recovering-alcoholic-minimum-pricing-good-even-people-drink-little-less/
Medical cannabis ‘a back-door attempt to alter drug laws’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-cannabis-back-door-attempt-alter-drug-laws/ Activists are using medicine as an excuse to push the social agenda of legalising cannabis, an NHS psychiatrist has said.

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Thu, 17 May 2018 11:45:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-cannabis-back-door-attempt-alter-drug-laws/
Minimum alcohol pricing introduced in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-alcohol-pricing-introduced-scotland/ Scotland has today become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Tue, 01 May 2018 16:06:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-alcohol-pricing-introduced-scotland/
NUS: Help drug-taking students get more money https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nus-help-drug-taking-students-get-money/ Students who are caught with drugs should not be reported to the police but could be given help to get more money, the NUS has said.

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:15:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nus-help-drug-taking-students-get-money/
Police again ignore flagrant cannabis use at Hyde Park rally https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-ignore-flagrant-cannabis-use-hyde-park-rally/ The Metropolitan Police has failed to tackle drug users brazenly smoking cannabis in London’s Hyde Park.

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:57:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-ignore-flagrant-cannabis-use-hyde-park-rally/
'Creating drug rooms tells users: We have given up on you' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/creating-drug-rooms-tells-users-given/ Rooms where heroin users can inject themselves have been called for in the Scottish Parliament, but some MSPs say the idea is misguided.

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:07:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/creating-drug-rooms-tells-users-given/
‘Cannabis is a gateway drug’, says Australian Health Minister https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-gateway-drug-says-australian-health-minister/ Cannabis is a “highly dangerous and addictive drug” that should not be legalised, the Australian Minister for Health has said.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:36:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-gateway-drug-says-australian-health-minister/
Children forced into modern slavery through drugs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-forced-modern-slavery-drugs/ Suspected cases of modern slavery victims in the UK have tripled since 2013, fuelled by inner city children trafficking drugs.

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:20:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-forced-modern-slavery-drugs/
Scottish Govt consults over controversial first 'drug room' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-consults-controversial-first-drug-room/ The Scottish Government has held discussions over the creation of an official ‘drug room’ – despite the country’s Lord Advocate blocking plans for one being introduced in Glasgow.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:07:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-consults-controversial-first-drug-room/
‘Legalising cannabis is a major experiment with children’s brains’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/legalising-cannabis-major-experiment-childrens-brains/ Cannabis is four times stronger today than in the 1960s and countries legalising it are experimenting with the minds of their youth, two experienced psychiatrists have warned.

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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:06:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/legalising-cannabis-major-experiment-childrens-brains/
Infrequent cannabis use strongly linked to psychosis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/infrequent-cannabis-use-strongly-linked-psychosis/ Smoking cannabis as little as five times as a teenager can lead to psychosis in later life, new research has shown.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:44:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/infrequent-cannabis-use-strongly-linked-psychosis/
Abbott: ‘Labour won’t legalise cannabis’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abbott-labour-wont-legalise-cannabis/ Labour will not legalise cannabis if they come to power, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has said.

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:32:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abbott-labour-wont-legalise-cannabis/
Coronation Street fans ‘appalled’ by vicar’s heroin scene https://www.christian.org.uk/news/coronation-street-fans-appalled-vicars-heroin-scene/ Viewers of Coronation Street have voiced their disgust at a scene showing the resident vicar taking heroin in church.

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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:10:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/coronation-street-fans-appalled-vicars-heroin-scene/
Mental health warning as super strength cannabis takes over https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mental-health-warning-super-strength-cannabis-takes/ Almost all cannabis seized by police is now high-potency ‘skunk’, a new study shows, prompting concern about the “significant hazard” to mental health.

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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:11:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mental-health-warning-super-strength-cannabis-takes/
‘Heroin centre’ puts children at risk, says school principal https://www.christian.org.uk/news/heroin-centre-puts-children-risk-says-school-principal/ Business owners and a primary school say a ‘heroin centre’ in Dublin would put children in danger and increase crime in the local area.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:37:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/heroin-centre-puts-children-risk-says-school-principal/
'Stop smoking cannabis outside school gates’, parents told https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stop-smoking-cannabis-outside-school-gates-parents-told/ Parents at a primary school in Durham have been told to stop smoking cannabis outside the school’s gates.

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:56:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stop-smoking-cannabis-outside-school-gates-parents-told/
Scots police chief tells MSPs to ‘end the stigma of drugs’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-police-chief-tells-msps-end-stigma-drugs/ Scotland’s drug problem should be seen primarily as a health issue, rather than a police issue, a top police officer has claimed.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-police-chief-tells-msps-end-stigma-drugs/