the low down on all the major drugs by clicking on the
names below. Each fact file opens in a new window.
use may not always be dangerous but there are still REAL risks
while you are not in control of what you are doing
too much in one go
in with the wrong crowd
out with family and friends
into trouble with the police
risky is using drugs?
depends... you have to think about the drug itself and how
drugs carry different risks: for example you can
OVERDOSE and die on heroin whereas a drug like LSD is very
unlikely to cause a person's death.
more drugs someone takes the greater
the danger: using
drugs more frequently or using more at the same time increases
the likelihood of ill effects.
way a drug is taken:
injecting is by far the most dangerous way to take drugs.