Middle-class professionals are turning to legal highs to avoid being classed as illegal drug users, warns leading expert

Middle-class professionals are turning to legal highs 'to avoid being classed as illegal drug users' Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, a leading consultant psychiatrist, said many educated young people mistakenly think the drugs are not harmfulSays people use them to avoid stigma of drugs such as cocaine and heroin His specialist hospital unit has been inundated with referrals from those taking legal highs | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 27 December 2012 An increasing number of young professionals are taking legal highs to avoid being classed as illegal drug users (posed by model) An increasing number of young professionals are taking legal highs to avoid being classed as illegal drug users, a leading expert has warned.

What more proof do you need? Family’s fury as CPS claims there is “insufficient evidence” to charge owner of Alsatian which did this to…

What more proof do you need Family”s fury as CPS claims there is “insufficient evidence” to charge owner of Alsatian which did this to a five-year-old girlAbbie Varrow forced to see a psychiatrist following the attack because she has been sleepwalking

NHS errors: Why there are 20,000 pregnant MEN in Britain

Mamma mia! Why there are 20,000 pregnant MEN in Britain Meanwhile more than 3,000 children and teenagers have apparently accessed geriatric services | UPDATED: 15:27 GMT, 9 April 2012 The mother of all mistakes There are at least 20,000 pregnant men in the UK if NHS statistics are to be believed.

Once dismissed as pretentious but now brain scans prove Eastern philosophies can be effective in treating mental illness

Once dismissed as pretentious but now brain scans prove Eastern philosophies can be effective in treating mental illness Meditation is sitting around trying to think about nothing and letting out the occasional ‘ommmm’.

The true toll of that festive tipple: Hour by hour, how excess plays havoc with your mind and body

The true toll of that festive tipple: Hour by hour, how excess plays havoc with your mind and body Why is that first festive drink so cheering — and why can’t you stop there And what exactly makes you feel so dreadful the morning after As the Christmas party season gets into full swing, we ask the experts what happens to the body during and after drinking alcohol — and how you can minimise its effects. After just one drink, alcohol boosts the levels of four key brain chemicals – dopamine, serotonin, naturally occurring opioids and gamma-aminobutyric acid 8pm: THE HAPPIEST YOU’LL BE ALL NIGHT When that first drink reaches your stomach, the alcohol enters your bloodstream, where it makes a beeline straight for your brain’s pleasure centres.

Q: How do I tell my son about the birds and the bees? A: Don"t!

Q: How do I tell my son about the birds and the bees A: Don”t! Last week, in the first of our two-part guide to surviving teenage traumas, we examined the dilemmas parents face when confronted with physical changes related to adolescence. Here, we speak to medical experts about how parents should deal with the psychological changes that older teenagers may be facing