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University of Buckingham to become UK’s first drug-free campus

February 2020
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The University of Buckingham intends to ask its students to sign a contract pledging that they will not use drugs on university property in an attempt to become the first drug-free campus in the UK. The university’s vice-chancellor, Sir Anthony Seldon, unveiled the proposal after published data reported that the number of students disciplined for

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Drug abuse lowering life-expectancy in 19 US states

February 2020
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Drug abuse, alcohol abuse and other “diseases of despair” are a major factor in reducing life-expectancy rates in 19 US states, resulting in a slight decrease the average life expectancy for the country as a whole. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that previously declining mortality rates in

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Drug traces detectable on fingertips of non-users

February 2020
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A new study reported that more than 10% of non-drug users have trace amounts of drugs detectable on their fingertips. The study, undertaken by University of Surrey researchers and published in the Journal of Clinical Chemistry, found that 13% of the UK non-drug users evaluated had traces of heroin and cocaine on their fingertips even

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Study finds marijuana causes less brain damage than alcohol

February 2020
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A common stereotype depicts marijuana users as not very clear-headed, and perhaps lacking some brain cells. But a recent study, published in the journal, Addiction, by US researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, concluded that the use of marijuana was less damaging to the human brain than alcohol. The research seems to show that

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