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Is drug use mainly in deprived areas?

If we use a broad definition of drugs – to include alcohol, cigarettes, illegal and other socially unacceptable substances – it is clear that drug use is nearly everywhere. However, different people living in different areas may have different drug use…

Why do young people take drugs?

DrugWise infographic on why people take drugs (PDF) There are many reasons people will take drugs. Enjoyment Although there are clearly risks involved in using drugs and negative side effects can be experienced, the evidence of drug use within youth…