Will we ever have safe, legal and ethical recreational drugs?

Since records began, humans have been finding ways to intoxicate themselves - but that doesn’t always come without a cost. Today, we’re exploring how recreational drugs affect the brain, whether alcohol is more harmful to society than heroin, and the science of addiction.

We’re also exploring the ways illegal drugs could be effective in treating mental health conditions, the impact the war on drugs has had on research and this week’s expert, Professor David Nutt, is telling us about the new, hangover-free, non-addictive alternative to alcohol he’s developing!


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