A blanket ban on so-called legal highs has come into force in the UK. The production, distribution, sale and supply of so-called legal highs, or new psychoactive substances, became illegal as of midnight on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Scientists from the University of Maryland have reported that one of the side effects for cocaine users could be a six-fold more likelihood of suffering a stroke within the 24-hours after using the drug, according to a new report. Port of Call looks into some of their findings to put you in the picture.
The government’s new guidelines for recommended alcohol intake have equalised the upper limit of weekly units to 14 – the equivalent of seven pints of beer – for both men and women. So why have the guidelines been changed and what does it mean? Read on to find out.
It’s Alcohol Awareness Week and the theme of this year’s awareness week is “The impact of alcohol on health and society.” So Port of Call has put together this eye-opening alcohol dependency infographic to highlight alcohol’s wide-reaching effects and the positive difference alcohol treatment can make.
Despite the recent news that a potential new drug treatment could be used to treat the effects of cannabis addiction, Port of Call argues that psychological intervention will always be more powerful than any so-called wonder drugs to treat addiction.
A former cocaine addict has revealed how Cocaine Anonymous meetings helped him to quit the party drug and change his life for the better.
New drug driving laws, that enable police officers to test drivers for eight illegal drugs and eight prescription drugs, have come into effect in England and Wales. In this blog, Port of Call explains the new rules further.
Ministry of Justice figures have revealed that the number of illegal drug seizures in prisons across England and Wales is on the increase. Port of Call looks into the matter further and asks what can be done?