Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

Problem drug use occurs when a person admits to having a problem with either prescribed drugs (such as painkillers and tranquillisers) or non-prescribed drugs (such as cannabis or heroin).

Many people take drugs because they make them feel good for a short time, and sometimes people use drugs to self-medicate. Continual use can lead to a dependency.

Alcohol is the most commonly used drug and is often used to help us relax and feel better when we’re feeling stressed or upset about things. But alcohol is actually a depressant and can make mental health problems like depression worse. Excessive drinking can be harmful for our physical and mental health.

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If you are worried about your drug and alcohol use and want to know what help and support is available to you then visit your GP for advice.

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