Rhian Hutchings reviews ‘Martha’, the debut novel of Exeter-alumni, Walker Zupp.
Emma Hussain explains the need for a progressive drug policy in light of the revelations about Tory leadership contenders’ drug use.
Buckingham University recently announced that they are to begin asking incoming students to sign a contract pledging against taking drugs on campus. The university’s vice-chancellor, Sir Anthony Seldon, announced the plans in a column in the Daily Mail, with the aim of becoming Britain’s first ‘drug-free’ campus. Seldon told The Daily Mail that it is […]
A University of Exeter psychology trial for the treatment of alcoholism has attracted attention for its unconventional methods. The Ketamine for Reduction of Alcoholic Relapse (KARE) trial employs the use of Ketamine, a sedative and part-time recreational drug, alongside psychological therapy in order to assist with people suffering from alcoholism. KARE aims to find out […]
Marijuana has long been the subject of debate, pro-legalisation campaigners argue that marijuana can cure a wide variety of diseases (as a quick google search will show) from various Psychoses to Autism, Alzheimer’s, or perhaps most worryingly Cancer. For many of these stories there is no strong evidence of any benefit, in fact, marijuana may […]
A CRACK deal isn’t the beginning of your typical career. But for Neil Woods, who worked for 14 years as an undercover police officer in the drugs squad, scoring class A substances from dealers came to define a successful career. “I finally found something in the police I was pretty good at” he explains. And […]
Recreational use of illegal drugs is a controversial social topic. Many of us will know users, those in favour of legalisation, those against it, people with cautionary tales, and so on. In the public policy realm however, the topic of recreational drug use is painted with a monochrome brush, lacking in nuance. This is because […]
“I learned it in England where indeed they are most potent in potting.” These words uttered in Othello convey the long and fabled relationship that we in this country have with alcohol. But even in his Elizabethan stupor, William Shakespeare couldn’t have anticipated the extent of Britain’s drinking culture today. This is something most freshers […]
You hear stories about it in the news weekly, but just what is antibiotic resistance, and is the future of antibiotic era of healthcare as vulnerable as we are lead to believe? Antibiotic resistance is arguably one of the biggest global problems facing humans today. Without a way to defend ourselves against diseases, we hardly […]
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 the countries’ drug gangs have sparked a debate about just how much of that dark reality should be broadcast into living rooms night after night. The latest narco-show to air is […]