Drug support and advice
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If you or someone you know has been taking drugs the biggest step is
admitting that there's a problem. There's loads of help and support available to you.
Different types of drugs
There are many different types of drugs and it's important to say that there are legal and illegal substances. Both can be equally damaging if used in the wrong way.
Illegal drugs include cannabis, heroin and cocaine. The majority of drugs are addictive over time and will have an effect on the users body and mind, altering the way they think, feel and act. Physical changes such as weight loss and tremors may also happen.
If you're worried about drugs and the effects on you or someone you know, then you should contact your GP. They can support and advise you on the next steps including treatment programs.
Some people will develop symptoms of addiction if they're on long term medication. You should not suddenly stop or change your dose without getting medical advice from your GP.
If you don't want to contact your GP, there's a number of other support services and advice lines to choose from.
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