Society’s inconsistent moral judgements of potentially harmful activities

What do horse riding, motorsports, base jumping, mountain climbing, storm chasing, and drug use have in common? They are of all course all potentially dangerous activities pursued for a thrill, a rush, and often a great deal of enjoyment. But in our modern-day prohibitionist culture, one of those things is not seen as being like  …


Drug Science Student Society

Calling all students! Drug Science is very excited to announce the launch of the Drug Science Student Society. The Drug Science Student Society is a student-led group which aims to provide evidence-based education on all psychoactive substances. Historically, political interference has prevented evidence-based drug policy from guiding decisions in law, social care and medicine. Drug  …


The Unintended Consequences of Prohibitionist Policies - Mephedrone

Mephedrone is the common name for 4-methylmethcathinone. This is a synthetic derivative of cathinone, first synthesized in 1929, and largely forgotten until the early 2000s when Israeli scientists working for an insecticide company started experimenting with cathinones as octopamine analogues to disrupt the brain activity of aphids so make them less damaging to plants. Mephedrone  …


Substance misuse and young people

New Book Alert Professors Ilana Crome (Drug Science Trustee) and Richard Williams have recently released their latest book – Substance Misuse and Young People: Critical Issues. This book is a comprehensive source of information on young people’s requirements for assessment, treatment and other interventions because of their misuse of substances. It highlights approaches that enhance  …


Drug Science is Hiring - Project Director

Drug Science is recruiting a Project Director to join our newly established Project Twenty21 team. We are seeking an exceptional candidate who can grow with us during this time of acceleration. This role will reward an individual who is innovative and willing to expand their skills. This project is the largest of its kind in  …