Young people share their experiences of drugs and alcohol

A new section about Drugs and Alcohol, researched by Dr Maria Salinas, has been launched on

The website has a collection of 33 interviews with young people about their experiences and opinions of recreational drugs and alcohol. It presents real people’s experiences of taking drugs, their motivations for using or not using drugs, how drugs have affected their everyday lives and advice for others.

Radio 1 presenter and comedian Tom Deacon is backing the website and says, ‘I wish there was a website like this when I was growing up’. He encourages curious young people to browse the website; advising that, ‘it’s cool to be well informed’.