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Jim McVeigh, Liverpool John Moores University: But They Don’t Look Like Drug Users

The issue of illicit drug use, together with the challenges this presents for health and social policy is by no means a new phenomenon. However, the specific drugs that are used, how and why they are taken and the characteristics of the drug users themselves, change over time. This diverse group range from those who will stop at nothing to attain the desired physique, to those who are looking for a cognitive boost in the workplace or educational environment. However, whether attempting to change the colour of their skin, or to enhance their sexual performance, the use of pharmacological ‘enhancers’ is not without risks.

Recorded at The National Drugs Conference, Dublin, November, 2010

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