For more than a decade, Karen has been researching and writing about drug trafficking, drug abuse, addiction and recovery. She has also studied and written about policy issues related to drug treatment.

In The UK, Cocaine as Dangerous and Deadly as Ever

Cocaine has long been a drug favoured by those in banking circles in the UK. But it’s just as damaging and even deadly for its users as it ever was, no matter who they are.


Karen in Cannabis
2 October 2017

Will the UK Follow the Example of Other Countries and Legalise Cannabis?

Petitions being circulated, politicians taking stands on the subject of cannabis legalization in the UK – will it actually happen? And if it does happen, will it make the drug problems of the UK smaller?


Karen in Drug Rehab
12 September 2017

In the UK, Is Enabling More Drug Use the Only Answer to Drug Deaths?

The United States is not alone in struggling with increases in the number of drug-related deaths. In England and Wales, record numbers of people are dying as a result of their use of heroin, cocaine and MDMA.


Karen in Drug Rehab
5 September 2017

UK Preference for Stimulant Abuse Is a Dangerous Trend

A recent survey of more than twenty thousand people across Europe and the UK revealed that prescription drug abuse is on the increase—including the abuse of stimulants.


Karen in Addiction
29 August 2017

UK Baby Boomer Alcohol Addiction Rate Climbs

Many of us think of those in their 50s and above as mature individuals who’ve raised their children and now can enjoy some leisure. Unfortunately, for many of the UK population over 50, their senior years are marked by damaging levels of alcohol use.


Karen in Drug abuse
5 September 2016

British Adults Use Plenty of Drugs but Much Smaller Number are Addicted

British Adults Use Plenty of Drugs but Much Smaller Number are Addicted According to a new survey published by The Guardian, nearly one in three British adults has used drugs but not nearly as many consider they have a problem with drugs.


Karen in Drug Rehab
3 August 2016

UK Drugs-Related Deaths Just Keep Rising

The overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental overdoses. The second-largest category is suicide by drugs.