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Drug abuse

drugs

Drugs can be prescribed drugs from doctors or illegal drugs on the street but there are always risks to taking them. Some of those risks include:

  • damage to physical and mental health;
  • accidents while you are not in control of what you are doing;
  • not knowing what the drug will do to you;
  • taking too much in one go and possible overdose;
  • becoming dependent on drugs;
  • spending too much money;
  • missing out on school work;
  • falling out with family and friends;
  • getting in trouble with the police; and
  • owing money to drug dealers who may become violent or dangerous if you can't pay.

 

Prescribed drugs are just as addictive and sometimes just as dangerous as illegal drugs so you should always look at the side effects of the drugs before taking anything.

 

Illegal Drugs

The most common illegal drugs are listed here for more information about these: 

  • Amphetamines - Other names: Speed, Billy, Whiz, Phet.
  • Cannabis - Other names: Dope, Hash, Weed, Pot, Skunk, Ganga, Zoot, Spliff, Green 
  • Cocaine and Crack - Other names: Coke, Charlie, White, Snow, Sniff, White Lady

  • Ecstasy - Other names: E, Beans, Pills, Doves, Apples 
  • GHB/GBH/GBL
  • Heroin - Other names: Smack, Junk, H, Brown, Gear, Skag
  • Ketamine - Other names: Green, K, Special K, Super K
  • Khat - Other names: Qat, Quat, Chat
  • LSD - Other names: Acid, Tabs, Trips
  • Magic Mushrooms - Other names: Shrooms, Mushies, Magic;
  • Mephedrone - Other names: Meow Meow, M-Cat, Drone, Bubbles, Bounce
  • Volatile substances (solvents) - includes things like glue, hairspray, gas refills for lighters, paints, thinners and correcting fluids

 

Useful contacts are:

Talk to Frank logo 

Frank

Confidential service offering advice, support with drugs and alcohol issues for all ages.

Phone: 0800 776 600

Website: http://www.talktofrank.com/ 

CAN YP logo

CAN Young People Bedfordshire (CAN YP)

Service for 10-19 year olds. Confidential service for young people worried about themselves or others.

Phone: 01234 344911

Website: http://www.can.org.uk/

rehab-4-addiction

A local drug and alcohol advisory service for people who are suffering from addiction. This service is free of charge. This service has been set up to help people who require advice and counselling in order to overcome their addiction.

Telephone 0800 140 4690

Website http://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/

 

 

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here