Britain’s most senior police officer has said she personally looked at drug admissions made by the contenders for the Conservative Party leadership but there would not be enough evidence to bring charges.
A Home Office minister has been criticised over claims she has refused to give evidence to an inquiry about drug use in Scotland.
Scotland’s public health minister has urged the UK Government to change drugs laws, after visiting a medically supervised safer drug consumption facility in Paris.
Childhood adversity can have a major impact on a person’s ability to make healthy life choices as they grow older, MPs have been told.
More than one person a week died from a drug overdose in Dundee last year, shocking new figures have revealed.
A review of standards at Birmingham’s Winson Green prison has questioned an “inexplicable” failure to secure funding for scanners to prevent drugs being smuggled into the jail.
The majority of drugs deaths occur among people who have experienced considerable adversity in their lives, often from a young age, research has found.
The Conservatives have called for alternative treatments for drug addicts as figures indicate hundreds of people were taken to hospital after overdosing on the heroin replacement methadone.
Sexually abused as a child, bereaved and suicidal, Sharon Brand eventually turned to heroin to combat her deep depression.
Michael Gove is facing calls to pull out of the Tory leadership race after admitting taking cocaine.
Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove said he was lucky to have avoided going to prison for cocaine use but denied allegations of hypocrisy for criticising “middle-class professionals” who took drugs and wanted them to be legalised.
Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove criticised “middle-class professionals” who took drugs and wanted them to be legalised in a 1999 column for The Times newspaper, it has emerged.
Australian authorities say that they have seized the country’s largest-ever haul of methamphetamine which was hidden in stereo speakers shipped from Bangkok.
Record amounts of cocaine are being seized in Europe and more frequently than ever before, an EU drugs report has claimed.
Three people have been arrested and charged after drugs were recovered in Dundee.
Police officers in Dundee will soon be able to instantly test drivers for cannabis and cocaine with a roadside saliva test.
An addiction specialist has described Dundee’s latest drug-related hospital admission stats as being of “great concern”.
A recovering heroin addict whose son died as a result of drugs has thrown her weight behind the potential introduction of safe consumption areas.
The number of drug deaths in Dundee linked to etizolam has risen by more than 500%.
Drug-related stays in Scotland’s hospitals have quadrupled over the last 20 years, official figures show.