Drug Education News

News and views from the Drug Education Forum

links for 2009-10-26

  • Researchers at the University of Bristol and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analyzed numbers of users, the risk of developing schizophrenia and the risk of marijuana use causing schizophrenia and found it would be necessary to stop 2,800 young men who are heavy marijuana users or in young women, 5,000 heavy users, to prevent a single case of schizophrenia.

    Among light marijuana users, those numbers rise to more than 10,000 young men and nearly 30,000 young women to prevent one case of schizophrenia.

  • Drugs are, without doubt, the biggest scourge affecting young people today, and I believe those getting involved in drugs are younger than ever.

    When I was growing up, drug dealers were grown men in their 30s. Now they are teenagers and they are dealing and using drugs in schools. It wasn't like that when I was a teenager.

    I attended Intake High School in Bramley, Leeds, which is not the best of areas. However, I was not aware of kids taking drugs in class or on the school premises.


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