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Resistance Is Futile!!!

You hear stories about it in the news weekly, but just what is antibiotic resistance, and is the future of antibiotic era of healthcare...

Sex, drugs and… Netflix – “narco-soaps” in Mexico and Colombia

Eccentric tales of shady drug bosses and glamorous women assassins are the staple of Mexican and Colombian primetime television. But the latest "narco-soaps" about...

Why d’you always tell me when you’re high?

People are free to make their own choices in life: from teetotal sobriety to snorting cocaine off a toilet seat. Though I myself am...

Mechanisms of the mind

More than 40,000 people in the UK crave drugs and alcohol compulsively. And this happens at the expense of the harms associated with its...

“This was the first time I was ever scared of him”:...

I can’t say that I’ve experimented with addictive substances all that much. The odd bit of weed here and there, but please point me in...

The seduction of the drinks industry

You’re waking up at midday. You’ve been sleeping off the antics of last night, in which there was undeniably a lot of alcohol involved....

The Needle and the Damage Undone

The link between creative thought and drug use is a long one. From the Soma-soaked Vedas, to the Romantic poets’ use of opium, artistic...

Paint and pot

Picture the scene: your creative writing deadline is rapidly approaching, you’ve completely run out of ideas, and then the internet tells you that Ernest...

The Top of the Poppers

Be it as an mind opening gateway to creativity, for spiritual and meditative purposes, or to simply enhance the enjoyment of music, psychoactive substances...

Is cannabis a healthy high?

Last week, bored and looking for something to distract us from the tedium of dissertation research, my housemate and I watched a movie. It’s...