How Big Pharma Profits From Drug Addiction

The pharmaceutical industry, otherwise known as Big Pharma, profits from drug addiction. This is not to say that pharmaceutical companies are conspiring to turn its customers into addicts. However, through the development, production and marketing of addictive prescription drugs, the end result is the same. The scientists working for Big Pharma know how physically and…

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Chief Constable Mike Barton Says the War on Drugs Must End

Durham’s chief constable, Mike Barton, has recently come out and said that the war on drugs is wasteful and ineffective. Mike Barton is not the first top police official to make such a daring statement against laws which are his duty to uphold. A small minority have called for a major review of existing drug…

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Should Ibogaine Be Used to Treat Drug Addiction?

Ibogaine is a psychoactive chemical found in the Tabernanthe iboga plant. It has both hallucinogenic and dissociative properties, which means it produces both hallucinations and feelings of detachment. Ibogaine-containing brews have been used in rituals in the African spiritual tradition of Bwiti – this is a tradition practised by the Fang people of Gabon and it…

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Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Before deciding whether drug addiction is a health or criminal issue, it is also important to understand what drug addiction is and how addiction in general works. People sometimes make a distinction between a physical addiction and a psychological addiction to something. Both are physical in nature since psychology boils down to physical processes, but it does seem…

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