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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/

 

 

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website