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:
TheSite - non-judgmental facts and advice about everything from club drugs to legal highs
FRANK - straight forward information and advice about drugs
NHS Choices - the risks of drinking too much or abusing drugs
GOV.UK - drugs, alcohol and the law
If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.
We also provide services like for example individual counselling, please check the council's website to find out what help we can offer.
Other organisations that can help you:
Local support for drug and alcohol problems
If you have problems with alcohol:
If you are being affected by somebody else's drinking problem:
If you have problems with drugs: