The use of illegal drugs continues to rise despite increasing drug arrests and seizures.

While the government is boasting about an increase in drug seizures and arrests, drug use is staying stable, suggesting the war on drugs is failing.

56.1% of drug arrests in Australia were for cannabis.

of drug arrests in Australia were for cannabis.

A cheap drug with horrific side effects is making its way onto Sydney streets.

Joseph Medical Center in Joliet is treating three people - a woman and two men - who have reported taking the flesh-eating drug known as Krokodil (Russian for crocodile) a cheap heroin substitute.

A recent UN drug report has followed the trend of the UN Convention on Drugs – heavy on figures but light on proposals for reform.

United Nations on Drug Reform – All Talk, No Action

Children suffering from severe epilepsy will soon have access to cannabis-based medicine.

NSW has commenced an important trial on medical marijuana use for severely epileptic children. Read here for more on sick kids access to medical marijuana.

“If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful”. “If you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a whore, I will really kill you."

A Philippine mayor who built a reputation for fighting crime apologised on Tuesday for a rape comment that caused a political storm and could dent his chances of winning the presidency in an election three weeks away.

A furious young man called police when his father burnt his cannabis plants.

Help Police, Dad’s Burning My Marijuana!

A 73-year-old Australian citizen has been sentenced to death in Vietnam for heroin trafficking.

A Australian citizen has been sentenced to death in Vietnam for heroin trafficking.

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