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Too drunk to remember?

We often hear of court cases in which someone claims that he/she was drunk and therefore cannot recall committing a crime. Can intoxication be used as an excuse?

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.

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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.

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The eyes are not only for seeing - they can reveal secrets to underlying health issues. Take a careful look and see if you have any of these symptoms, and if you do, head off to the doctor straight away.