May 16, 2013— read in full
Advice on drug issues
As you reach your teenage years it’s possible that you or people you know might get involved in drugs.
But even if you think everyone takes drugs, most people don’t…
In fact, 60% of 16–24 year olds have never taken an illegal drug. So how do you know what’s fact and what’s fiction?
If you are at all worried about this issue, there are organisations out there ready to help.
FRANK gives the lowdown on legal and illegal drugs. It tells you about their effects, risks, what goes into them and lots of other information. Like what to do if you’re worried about a mate. Or what happens when you mix drugs. FRANK provides free, confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day to anyone that needs it. The 24-hour helpline is 0800 77 66 00. There are also details on where to go for help and advice about drugs.
Release is an organisation there to support and advise drug users or their friends and family. The advice is free, non-judgemental and confidential. The number is 0845 4500 215 and you can check out the website for information on the effects and health risks of different types of drugs and alcohol.
The 24-hour helpline for young people with any problem. Freephone 0800 1111
Links and advice for young people on a wide range of topics including drugs, alcohol, education, entertainment, health, housing, money, sex, sport and work. The SITE has a postcode search facility so that there is information about local services.