Women and cocaine (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)
This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at why drug addiction is on the increase. The number of women taking drugs has always lagged behind the number of men, but research shows that the ratio of girls to boys aged just 11 who've admitted using drugs is roughly the same. It's also claimed that the number of children placed on the child protection register because their parents have a drugs problem now exceeds those children listed because their parents drink.
Jenni Murray is joined by Mary Hepburn, Consultant Obstetrician at Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital and Neil McKeganey, Director of Centre for Drug Misuse Research at Glasgow University.