Answers to popular questions about drugs and drug issues
How much crime is drug related?
When we think of the links between drugs and crime we usually think about dependent users of drugs like heroin and crack cocaine...
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.
What are the dangers from using drugs?
Some people think everyone who takes drugs will end up dead. Others seem to think that drug use is not dangerous at all. The truth is somewhere in between...
What are the UK drug laws?
There are two main statutes regulating the availability of drugs in the UK: the Misuse of Drugs Act, and the Medicines Act.