Addictions in France

Nicotine could cure schizophrenia

2017.01.25

Strange but true, nicotine can cure schizophrenia. At least, according to French researchers at CNRS and Institut Pasteur. Their study, published in Nature Medicine, has proved how this substance restores the normal brain activity ...

French schools refuse to be cannabis police

2016.05.23

Saliva tests to find out who uses cannabis in high school in the Paris region – this is just one of the proposals by the local administration's anti-drugs initiative that has created a storm ...

France’s first port of call for all addicts

2016.04.07

In France, the first online village for addiction has been launched. The information portal for smokers, alcoholics and heroin addicts who seek help is designed like a country village, where each building corresponds to ...

Cough syrup cocktail that gets school kids high

2016.03.15

Students and teenagers are using cocktails made of Redbull and cough syrup to get high. The so-called 'purple drank' is now an essential part of high school parties all over the world. It has ...

Just 4% of young French smoke weed

2016.02.11

Among French young people aged 18 to 25, just 4% smoke cannabis. A figure unveiled by Mildeca, the government’s watchdog for addictions. Such data dispel adults’ belief that almost 40-50% of their children spend ...

France gives go-ahead to neutral cigarette packets

2016.01.25

The French Constitutional Council has given the green light to the sale of neutral cigarette packets, part of a much broader law on health that has recently been passed. The measure will come into ...