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Psilocybin magic mushrooms

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, could have medicinal benefits

A recent study on the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms could have implications for the drug's future medicinal application. However, thanks to its...
Dar es Salaam methadone clinic

Tanzania's first methadone clinic in Dar es Salaam

In 2011, the Tanzanian government took the amazing step forward of opening the country's first methadone maintenance clinic, and a new study is highlighting the huge...

Romania would do well to learn from decriminalization models in other European countries

Romania’s drug laws ensure severe consequences, both immediate and long-term, for users of illegal substances. If caught in possession of a small amount of illicit...

Acting head of the ONDCP, Michael Botticelli

The appointment of  Michael Botticelli -- a former problematic drug user -- as acting director of the ONDCP this year has given hope that federal drug policy will...

Albanian authorities seize marijuana

Recent efforts by Albanian authorities to fight the profitable marijuana trade in southern Albania may have brought early returns, but doubts remain over the government...
The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa are inviting applications for the first West African Advocacy Fellowship...
In a commentary, Drug and Alcohol Findings (DAF) tackles the contentious issue of what addiction treatment is trying to achieve -- the "what should treatment be for...
The phenomenon of joining a (sober) morning rave to ready yourself for the work day is spreading across the world, revealing how the ethos of 1990s dance culture can be...

Brazil is the second largest consumer of cocaine in the world.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) recent World Drug Report revealed that while cocaine use in Europe and the United States has declined over the...

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