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In the Independent on 10 June a photograph was used showing members of the Community Alcohol and Drug Service at King's Lynn, Norfolk, carrying out a classroom drug-education session. The caption, based on an accompanying article, referred to how the use of scare stories could encourage children to try drugs. The service has asked us to point out that they do not use scare stories, instead they aim to answer questions as honestly as possible and to avoid lecturing on the evils of drugs.