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Welsh says people will take drugs to fill jobless void

Irvine Welsh told BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon that unless people are given jobs and opportunities they will take drugs.

He spoke to him about the experiences linked to certain drugs, as portrayed in his new film, and the devastating consequences they can have to a person and to their community.

The film adaptation of Mr Welsh's book Ecstasy is out on Friday.

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