Drugs

drugs supportAre you using drugs to help you deal with exams, stress, family issues, because you enjoy them? Are drugs having a negative impact on your life? or are you worried what harm drugs are causing you?

Please get in touch if you have answered yes to any of the above we have friendly approachable staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience who can offer advice and support. As a service we understand the needs of young people and all our assessments and goals are solely focused on the you and your needs.

Top 10 Facts About Drugs

1. Cannabis is illegal. It’s a Class B drug and you can get up to five years in prison for possessing it and 14 years for supplying it.
2. Cannabis smoking during pregnancy has been shown to decrease birth weight, most likely due to the effects of carbon monoxide on the developing fetus.
3. Cannabis use directly affects the brain, specifically the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning, attention, and reaction time. These effects can last up to 28 days after abstinence from the drug.
4. Cocaine is a class A drug that means you could go to prison for seven years for possessing it and for life for dealing it.
5. It is estimated that almost all banknotes in circulation in Britain are contaminated with cocaine (to around a billionth of a gram per note.)
6. There are more than 250 varieties of the coca plant, but only three are widely used in the illegal cocaine drug trade. They are Huanuco coca, which is grown in Bolivia and Peru, Amazonian coca, grown in the Amazon River basin, and Colombian coca, grown primarily in Colombia.
7. THC the active chemical in Cannabis is stored in the fat cells, and takes longer than any other common drug to fully clear the body.
8. Taking ecstasy in hot clubs, where users dance for hours, can cause dehydration. Conversely, drinking too much water can cause hyponatremia – the blood is so diluted with water that the brain swells.
9. 27 people on average die each year through ecstasy use.
10. MDMA stands for 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine. Its root is safrole, a liquid extracted from the root or fruits of the sassafras plant.