Substance Misuse

Alcohol and drugs can have a bad effect on your body. Alcohol is a depressant drug. It makes you feel more relaxed and sociable at the beginning, but as you consume more it can lead to dizziness, slow reactions, being sick, feeling down and tearful and even aggression.

Drugs are chemicals that change the way your body works. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding drug use but one thing is clear - there is no such thing as safe drug taking.

To find out more about drinking and drugs check these websites:

NHS Choices - the risks of drinking too much or abusing drugs
• alcohol misuse
• drugs misuse

GOV.UK - drugs, alcohol and the law
• alcohol and the law
• drugs and the law

If you want more advice, help or support or to talk to someone confidentially - then use the following services:

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