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Saturday, December 17, 2005

I've seen the future and it is blurry.

'Pleasure drugs' boom on way, says think-tankBy Roger Highfield, Science Editor

Mind-altering drugs could be as common as coffee within a couple of decades to boost performance at school and at work, to "unlearn" addiction and to erase memories of distressing events such as a terrorist attack, according to a government think-tank.

"We have not reached a ceiling for recreational drug use," it said. "Psychoactive drug use may spread more across the life course and may become more common than is currently evident in middle-aged or even older age groups."