Like father NOT like son: Offspring of cocaine users less likely to develop habit

Like father NOT like son: Offspring of cocaine users less likely to develop habit | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 16 December 2012 The sons of men addicted to cocaine are actually LESS likely to develop the drug habit themselves, according to a new study. Scientists looked at the offspring of cocaine-addicted male rats and assessed what impact their father's addiction had on their own behaviour when given the Class A drug.

Carer, 22, who took cocaine to get to her "ideal weight" hanged herself when questioned by her mother

Carer, 22, who took cocaine to get to her ‘ideal weight’ of nine stone hanged herself when questioned by her motherSamantha Burke, 22, took amphetamines and laxatives to control her weightMother confronted her about habit but she flew into a rage and left houseShe suffered from depression and had previously overdosed on drugs | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 12 December 2012 Weight issues: Samantha Burke, 22, took illegal drugs in an attempt to control her weight. An inquest heard how she killed herself after being confronted about her drug-taking by her mother A young woman who took illegal drugs to control her weight hanged herself after her mother confronted her about the habit.