Drugs

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Series in which Cherry Healey investigates the alarming rise in numbers of young people suffering from illnesses associated with older people due to alcohol, drugs and obesity. We all know that drinking, drugs and fast food are bad for you, but these days a life of excess isn't just leaving young people hungover, it's accelerating their age - hit by chronic conditions usually the preserve of pensioners, their young bodies and minds are ready for retirement.

Cherry meets young people who are having health problems associated with their past drug use and the medical experts who are treating them. 20-year-old Chris is having lung problems and developed such a serious addiction to cannabis that he ended up in residential rehab. Vicky is now in recovery from her cocaine addiction, but has been having heart problems. Cherry meets the mother of 21-year-old Hester who died after taking what was at the time a legal drug, GBL.

Credits

Presenter
Cherry Healey
Director
Tom Williams
Executive Producer
Claire Faragher
Executive Producer
Emma Hindley

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