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Something to take the edge off: party drugs in Edinburgh 

The Student conducted a survey about the student experience of the party culture in Edinburgh. The Student found that 52 per cent of the student respondents had personal experience with…

Are drug consumption rooms a positive measure?

A new pilot project has been given the green light to allow a supervised drug consumption room to open in Glasgow city centre. The project plans to provide heroin users…

What does drug culture look like at the University of Edinburgh?

CW: Drug use If you are not doing drugs at uni, your flatmate probably is. There is an assumption that if you’re willing to do drugs, university is surely the…

A slap on the wrist won’t do

Scotland is in the midst of a drug crisis that just keeps getting worse. We have the highest number of drug-related deaths in all of Europe, a number which keeps…

The UK’s drug policy is failing: can Scotland do better?

It recently emerged that the recorded number of drug deaths in Scotland reached a record high last year. The National Records of Scotland (NRS) reported that 1,187 people had lost…

Taking a trip to planet brain: exploring consciousness with LSD

Astronauts go on trips to outer space in the name of scientific exploration. Regular people take trips into their consciousness with exactly the same intentions. Or at least, they’re starting…

Second chance for opioid users

On January 9th, a team led by assistant Professor Jacob Sunshine of the University of Washington published results surrounding a new smartphone application developed to detect opioid overdoses and facilitate…

How long will it be until we see the legalisation of MDMA?

The drug, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (better known by its much catchier abbreviation of MDMA) is mostly considered to be a party drug. It’s a synthetic, psychoactive substance that binds to the transporters…