Drugs and Alcohol
Taking drugs and/or alcohol is a gamble as everyone reacts differently.
Due to various things - the drug itself, the amount taken, where you take it, who you take it with, how you’re feeling at the time - you can never tell how it will affect you and make you act or feel. Each time the effect could be massively different.
There’s no way to know exactly what’s in the drug you’re taking. You could be putting anything into your body which is a dangerous and potentially deadly thing to do. Taking drugs or drinking heavily can have a bad effect on your physical and mental heath, relationships and personal safety. It can lower you inhibitions and make you do things that you’ll later regret.
You should never mix drugs or take drugs and alcohol together as this can make the effects very different from what you were expecting. It could result in you to taking too much of a drug or alcohol which could lead to an overdose. Some drug combinations can be deadly.
Illegal drugs fall into three classes based on their strength and overall level of harm. If you’re caught selling them to other people, or carrying any on you, you can find yourself in serious trouble with the law. To legally buy alcohol you need to be 18 or over. Visit www.talktofrank.com for the facts on different types of drugs and the legal situation. Or call Frank on 0300 123 6600.
Just because something is ‘legal’ doesn’t mean it’s safe!
Advice on staying safe if you choose to drink or take drugs.
Are you concerned about your drug and alcohol use, or that of someone else?
One in seven teenagers thinking its ok to get drunk at least once a week.