Letter: Drugs deal

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You call for information on the safe use of drugs ("A million reasons to be in the know", 17 August). I would call for decriminalisation of all drugs. As a 43-year-old professional who has tried the full range of illegal narcotics, I speak from experience.

Taking drugs is fun - ask the millions who have done so. They are not without their risks. Nor are rally driving, bungee jumping, even roller- blading. The sooner we treat drugs in the same way we do other recreations, the sooner young people will find our arguments about their inherent dangers more credible.

Stephen J Moles

Howden, East Yorkshire