In the Media

Danger of playground drug culture

PUBLISHED March 29, 2004

Children as young as 13 are starting to experiment with drugs and these early users are more likely to move on to hard drugs such as heroin, the biggest-ever survey of addicts reveals.

The study discovered a big gap between the onset of drug use as a child and the point at which treatment is sought. Most addicts seek help only when they reach 25.