Drink and drugs

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.

More information and advice

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

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.

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 questions about or problems with drugs: