Richard Smith's News-spunk! Crystal myths
The Association Of Chief Police Officers say crystal meth use is still low in the UK. But why is this a news story? Maybe because there's a website dedicated to saying the opposite - whose mantra about some mythic meth epidemic among British gay men has been endlessly repeated in scare stories by some of our most clueless gay journalists. Martin Barnes from Drugscope commented; "It's right that we're vigilant and we're cautious, but at the same time we risk being alarmist as well." Could he be talking about this?