Drugs are bad. Drugs are great. Drugs are ruining young people's lives. Drugs are responsible for some of the best art we've ever seen, heard or read. Drugs are to be avoided. Drugs are unavoidable.

We hear all the arguments for and against drugs in the media all the time. Some people don't understand why other people throw their lives away. Other people don't understand why some people can't experience all that life has to offer.

In this episode we try to find out the truth behind all the myths about drugs by speaking with Nicola Cowling, project officer with Anex. By the end of the episode you'll know so much more than when you started.


We're building a glossary of terms to help people understand everything spoken about in each episode.

Terms are listed in order of importance and not alphabetically.

This is what you need to know:

A substance containing chemicals which, when ingested, inhaled or added to the blood stream, produces an endocrinological or neurological effect
A fun-time addition to an otherwise fun party
The destruction of modern society
Drug Dealers
People who make a living out of exploiting weaknesses of the underclasses and advertising executives
Someone who regularly inhales or ingests marijuana and swears they are not addicted
Illicit Substance
A drug the government does not want you to take
Someone who regularly takes drugs other than marijuana and is addicted to that drug
The person who stole your VCR in 1988
a picture of Keith Richards
Street term for heroin, also known as diamorphine, is an ovoid analgesic which makes one sleepy and clears the sinuses
Horse, hammer, gear, H., Brown Tar, Texas T, Slow, Sleepy Time Pointypoint.