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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 Drink, Drugs and Mental Health

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph by Kate Devlin (10 10 08) “The number of patients admitted to mental health wards because of drug or alcohol abuse has risen by almost one third in three years”.

Figures show that in a three year period 10,000 patients more than the 2003 statistic were admitted to hospital suffering effects of drink or drugs. Furthermore it has been suggested that one in three British adults admits to having tried illegal drugs.

We have already been alerted to the dangers of Skunk and earlier this year a study showed that people who use skunk cannabis, which can be up to 10 times stronger than other types of the drug, were 18 times more likely to develop psychosis than those who smoke milder forms.

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