Evan Davis gets to the heart of drug use in Britain today in a special extended discussion programme.
Evan Davis gets to the heart of drug use in Britain today in a special extended discussion programme. Along with a panel of experts, he hears both the facts and the personal stories of users, dealers and others, assessing the extent and impact of the use of both legal and illegal drugs. He asks why humans seem to be built to enjoy using narcotic and hallucinogenic substances, some of them toxic. He hears about the scale of drug and alcohol use, how it's changing and what harms different substances can do. And he examines how drugs intersect with issues of class, gender and race. And he asks why drug and alcohol use seem to be changing so fast with younger people - with a new trend towards abstemiousness.
Producer: Maire Devine
Producer: Viv Jones