“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition”- Adam Smith.

Welcome to Antidotum which is launching soon.

I am a British doctor and I will be writing about the various substances us humans like to take and how we interact with them. That means drug policy and the 'War on Drugs' as well as the clinical interventions when we do need to treat, when needed, as a health problem.

That means I’ll write about the harm of drugs and how we can help reduce that but I will also cover the therapeutic benefits. All of which I’ll tackle with a sceptical eye. I have spent a lot of years offering analysis and opinion — it felt like time to do it regularly. If you want to know more about me then visit

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