Drug addiction in France

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 ...

More and more children intoxicated with marijuana

2015.10.21

In France, there are more and more cases of children intoxicated with cannabis. An increase by 60% in the last year compared to the previous one, according to the latest figures released by the ...

France decriminalises marijuana

2015.10.16

Those caught smoking marijuana in France will, as of today, be punished with a simple fine – this is according to a decree just published in the French official gazette. The measure will avoid ...