The term ‘using drugs’, is often referred to as substance misuse and, when we think about the word drugs we often think about
We also think of drugs such as spice which is often mentioned in the media.
However, there are other drugs that we may come across more often such as prescription medications that can also be abused like -
- Sleeping tablets
- Medicines for the treatment of anxiety and depression
It is important that you are aware of the impact drugs may have on your body, both in the short term and what the likelihood will be with prolonged drug taking.
One of the most common features with regular drug taking is addiction. This is where your body gets so used to having the drug in its system that it starts to rely on that substance in order to function. This can cause a lot of long term health issues which in some circumstances can result it illness and even death.
Talk to Frank offers free, friendly practical confidential advice around drugs. Their online website has an A- Z of different types of drugs and the effects they can have on a person. You can check current news stories and you can learn about people’s experiences.
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