ecstasy pills
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

British Medical Association calls for a new drug policy

A report from the British Medical Association is calling for drug addiction to be treated like any other illness.

It says prohibition has only a limited effect on deterring drug use and reducing the availability of drugs.

BBC Radio 5 live Morning Reports spoke to Dr Vivienne Nathanson, the BMA's Head of Science and Ethics and got the reaction of Mike Linnell from Lifeline, a charity that provides support for addicts.

  • 15 Jan 2013
  • From the section Health
Go to next video: Current drugs system 'dangerous'