Drugs

Drugsline must be rescued, the JC says

September 6, 2012

The sudden collapse of Drugsline is a disaster which simply has to be rectified. The charity has not only saved the lives of many of those already ravaged by drug abuse; the preventative work it does in schools and colleges is essential. Without it, we risk making an already bad situation far worse.

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Drug charity collapses and leaders refuse to act

By Anna Sheinman, September 6, 2012

Drugsline, the only charity working directly with drug and alcohol addicts in the Jewish community, has been forced to close due to acute financial difficulties.

The organisation’s demise has been met with indifference from the Jewish Leadership Council. A spokesman said it had “nothing to add”.

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Drugs advice charity in sudden closure

By Marcus Dysch, September 3, 2012

The leading advice service offering assistance to British Jews with drug problems has suddenly closed after more than 20 years of service.

In an email to supporters on Monday, Drugsline founder Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin said the charity’s work had ceased because “finance could no longer be secured to maintain this very high level of service”.

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Israeli scientists create cannabis that doesn't get you high

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 4, 2012

Israeli scientists in a laboratory in the Galilee have reportedly developed a pain-easing strain of marijuana that does not cause psychoactive effects.

The main component in cannabis, which results in the "high" feeling, is known as THC. But Israeli scientists believe they have managed to remove this element for the first time.

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UN drugs watchdog criticises Iran over Israel drug outburst

By Jennifer Lipman, July 3, 2012

The United Nations body responsible for drug control has criticised Iran after its vice-president spoke of drug addiction being a Zionist conspiracy.

Yury Fedotov, chief of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said Mohammad Reza Rahimi’s remarks caused him "dismay and serious concern".

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Britain, EU: Iran drug comments 'racist and antisemitic'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2012

Britain and the European Union have joined Israel in condemning the antisemitic comments made by a senior Iranian politician about drug addiction being a Zionist conspiracy.

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Britain, EU: Iran drug comments 'racist and antisemitic'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2012

Britain and the European Union have joined Israel in condemning the antisemitic comments made by a senior Iranian politician about drug addiction being a Zionist conspiracy.

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No Zionist drug addicts: Latest crazy Iranian claim

By Jennifer Lipman, June 27, 2012

The Iranian vice-president has claimed that no Zionists are addicted to drugs and were behind the Russian Revolution.

In a speech that was condemned as "antisemitic and conspiracy-laden" by the Anti-Defamation League, Mohammad Reza Rahimi accused the Talmud of "inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities"

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The health guru who leads the fight against lethal party drugs

By Lynne Franks, March 29, 2012

Lynne Franks: Tell me first about your early life.

Maryon Stewart: I was born in Clapton which officially makes me a Cockney. For some reason my mother ended up having me in the Mother's Home which was run by nuns. When I was born, apparently the nuns made her get down on the floor and pray because she was bringing me into the wicked world.

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Israeli drug campaign uses Facebook timeline

By Jennifer Lipman, January 5, 2012

An Israeli media agency has launched an eye-catching campaign for the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, imagining the Facebook history of a drug user compared with what would have happened if he had stayed clean.

McCann Digital Israel has used Facebook's latest redesign, the Timeline format, to show a year in pictures of the life of "Adam Barak".

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