Almost 2.6 million Americans are addicted to opioid painkillers and heroin. We meet a young man recovering from addiction and visit a halfway house in Maryland.
The consumption of drugs in Japan still lags behind some Western nations, but a new generation of young and curious Japanese is willing to break the rules for a new experience. Julian Ryall reports.
Drug-related crime in Germany is on the rise. Last year, there was a 9.2 percent rise, most of it linked to cannabis, according the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA).
Cocaine use is on the rise again across the EU, according to the bloc's drugs watchdog. Increased and higher-quality supply from Latin American producers has contributed to the rise.
More than 450 patients died prematurely at a British hospital after being given unnecessary opioid drugs, a report finds. Patients were put on an end of life pathway after being admitted for rehabilitation.
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