This page can provide you with links to other websites which contain useful information about drugs.
It is important to remember that most young people do not take drugs. Every time you take a drug, whatever it is, you take a risk. Taking a risk means doing something that might cause you or someone else harm, either now or in the future.
What does the law say?
If you are found in possession, you could get a criminal record
which might affect your future and make it harder to get work or a
For fuller information about this, go to the Frank website, see link below
Herbal = Safe???
There are lots of herbal substances promoted as having the same effects as illegal drugs. But it's important to remember that just because something is natural it doesn't mean it's safe.
The contents of herbal drugs are not regulated or controlled, therefore little is known about what goes in them. As a result, it's not possible to know what the effects or side effects may be. Another danger is that it's not clear what will happen if the herbal drugs are taken with other drugs (e.g. alcohol, prescribed medication) or food.
It is also important that you are aware that the Medicines Act makes it illegal to sell some herbal drugs without a licence. For more information on drugs and the law contact Release on 0845 4500 215 or visit http://www.release.org.uk
For local support and advice on drug contact A-DASH on 01923 427 288 or call FRANK on 0800 77 66 00 or visit talktofrank.com
A - DASH works with anyone under 18 years old in Hertfordshire
who has issues/problems with their own drug/alcohol use. They are
open weekdays from 9am to 4.30pm, but sometimes see people in the
evenings. For more information call 01923 427288 or text 07770
FutureHope is a local charity who support and help young people in a crisis with drugs and alcohol. Visit their website here.
Talk to FRANK
FRANK is a service for anyone wanting help, information or advice about any aspect of drug 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service is free, confidential, and operated by fully trained advisers. Quote from a FRANK adviser: "Don't feel embarrassed, we've heard it all before. We're here to listen to you and help you with anything you want to talk about."
- FREE helpline: 0800 77 66 00
- Need help?
- Worried about someone?
- Text FRANK: find out more here
- Email FRANK
- A-Z of drugs
- Play the FRANK Pinball game here
http://www.drugdriving.com Information on the risks associated with using drugs and driving.
Mephedrone becomes classified as a Class B drug
Mephedrone and related cathinones are now controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. From the 16th April 2010, they became classified as Class B drugs, meaning that they are illegal to be sold and illegal to possess. The importation of these substances into the country has already been banned.
Class B means that there is now a maximum penalty of 5 years in jail and an unlimited fine for possession and 14 years and unlimited fine for supply. Find out more here.
Your call adds up
Do you want to help prevent people suffering from the effects of drugs and drug addiction? If you have any information that will help the police to crack down on drug dealers, you can give it anonymously - see the poster below: