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A British neuroscientist claims to have developed a drug capable of mimicking the effects of alcohol, but the drug’s effects can quickly be reversed by taking an antidote.
A leading British drug expert on Thursday said that bans on a number of drugs such as LSD and ecstasy have hindered scientific research on the human brain.
A new editorial released this week offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and regulators.
Brain scans of individuals under the influence of so-called magic mushrooms have given scientists the clearest illustration yet as to how such psychedelic drugs can affect people, while also providing hope that the active ingredient in this substance could be used to help treat depression.
The scientific and political worlds were transfixed in late 2009 when UK drugs advisor Dr. David Nutt was sacked by Home Secretary Alan Johnson for his controversial views on the harmfulness of different drugs and the lack of evidence behind current drug policy, views first publicized in a Lancet report in 2007.
When both the effects on the individual and the impact on society as whole is taken into account, alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack cocaine.
The UK governmentâ€™s top drug advisors said on Thursday that alcohol and cigarettes pose a greater risk to oneâ€™s health than hard drugs like cannabis, LSD and ecstasy.
New "landmark" research finds that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than some illegal drugs like marijuana or Ecstasy and should be classified as such in legal systems, according to a new British study.
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