Drug Misuse

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.

Useful contacts:

Frank

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

Phone: 0800 776 600

Website: http://www.talktofrank.com/ 

Aquarius

Young people’s drug and alcohol recovery services – provide support for young people under the age of 19 having problems with their own drug or alcohol use as well as those affected by someone’s else’s substance use. Aquarius offer one to one and small group work and prescribing if required and parent, family support and other necessary services is built into the programme.

Contact: Aquarius Bedfordshire

22 Grove Place
Bedford
MK40 3JJ
Tel: 01234 344911

Website: http://aquarius.org.uk/about-us/can/

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