Online drug discussion forums such as Bluelight offer free advice for people who are struggling with drug problems. But, says John Bagshaw, can this advice be trusted?
The internet has revolutionized many aspects of our lives and drugs are no different. Drug users are not only using the web to buy drugs, they are also firing up their laptops in order to get relevant information. There are now a number of sites that specialise in discussion about various aspects of drug use, from heroin treatment and the nature of addiction to complex chemistry and the latest legal high brands.