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Which celebs are battling drug addiction?

Nigella Lawson is the latest celebrity accused of taking drugs. While the verdict is still out on whether she’s guilty, she certainly isn't the only celeb allegedly battling addiction.

10 questions on addiction

Here are 10 questions from the expert forums, mostly from friends and family members, who want to know what they can do about addiction in their families and social circles.

9 most common street drugs

The crippling damage drugs cause to the brain has remained unseen - until recently. Here's more about nine common street drugs.

Dagga harms foetuses' brains

Italian researchers have found that if rat foetuses are exposed to marijuana, it may affect the babies' behaviour and memory after birth.

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Marijuana not harmless to adolescents

The nature of the teenage brain makes the use of cannabis among this population particularly risky for developing addictive behaviours, according to researchers.

Ecstasy

Learn more about ecstasy - what it looks like, how it is used and how it affects you.

Why cocaine can kill you

Cocaine use can cause a sudden massive increase in blood pressure, sometimes so much that a stroke or heart attack can occur.

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