The evidence from surveys is that trying various substances is quite widespread - just as young people experiment with all manner of things as part of growing up. It does not help those trying to persuade youngsters that drugs are bad when people in the public eye turn out to have used them. There is a strategy to educate children against drugs. Is it working? What happens to those who ignore it?
Scottish plan to cut solvent deaths
Churchman calls for cannabis 'lessons'
Drugs guidance to schools
Heroin 'epidemic' hitting UK
Alford jailed for nine months
Schools 'over-reacting'
Drugs 'part of mainstream culture'
Dallaglio tried drugs in teens
School brings in sniffer dog
Britain tops drug league
Charles ticks off godson over drugs
Drug education project under fire
Drugs in Eton's sixth form
Blue Peter presenter used cocaine
Drugs lessons for the very young
Drug to control children 'overused'
 
Drugs lessons for parents