In the UK today, a large proportion of young people use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs in the pursuit of pleasure, solace, acceptance or escape. Such drugs all act on the same areas of the brain, altering its normal function and hence the user’s experience. The precise nature of the experienceand other consequences will reflect the interaction of the particular drug with the individual’s physiology, psychology and current circumstances. To a greater or lesser extent, these drugs are capable of altering behaviour, producing dependence and causing awide range of direct and indirect harms to health and well-being.
Hard copies of the report can be obtained by emailing ACMD@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or by phone 020 7035 0459
Date: Thu Sep 14 14:44:24 BST 2006
- Pathways to Problems (2006) (PDF file - 2mb - Warning: large file)
- Appendix 1 (PDF file - 281kb)
- Appendix 2 (PDF file - 232kb)
- Appendix 3 (PDF file - 59kb)
- Appendix 4 (PDF file - 145kb)
- Appendix 5 (PDF file - 87kb)
- Appendix 6 (PDF file - 241kb)
- Appendix 7 (PDF file - 166kb)
- Appendix 8 (PDF file - 4mb - Warning: large file)
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