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Personal experiences of drug addiction

Duration: 13:53

Drug addiction not only affects the addicts' lives, but those around them too. There are many different types of drugs which harm our bodies in different ways. Some illegal highs can lead to panic attacks and anxieties, other drugs have more harmful effects.

The people featured talk about their experimentation with drugs and the consequences on their physical and mental health, as well as their wider lives. There is also a look at how talking to someone can help and how the lives of those featured have improved since giving up their drug addiction.

Available since: Fri 23 Nov 2012

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Head Case: Treat Yourself to Better Mental Health

The reality of living with mental illness is revealed through the eyes of young people.

First broadcast: 01 Jun 2012

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