There are many legal and illegal drugs available in Northern Ireland that can affect your physical, emotional and mental state. Any substance that you put into your body that is not recommended by your doctor can be harmful, and potentially lethal. This is especially the case when it comes to illegal drugs. All illegal drugs carry health risks to those who use them and legal risk if you are caught possessing or dealing the drug.
If you feel under pressure by your peers to start taking illegal drugs, you can talk to a parent or teacher. Check out the ‘Get help’ section for more info and advice on where to look for help.
Talk to Frank helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t!) – they have a useful a-z of drugs found here: www.talktofrank.com
Who Can Help
Daisy works with young people from ages 8-21 who are misusing drugs/alcohol, or who are indirectly affected by another person’s substance misuse. The service also provides support for parents/carers and other family members.
Tel: 028 9043 5815
or visit the Daisy website www.daisy.uk.net
FASA have a helpline for anyone looking for advice or information about substance abuse and a website for all the latest drug information.
178 Shankhill Road
Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre
The Dunlewey Centre can help you with advice on any substance enquiries.
Tel 02890 611162
226 Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry
CCDAAG aim to contribute to a healthier and safer Carrickfergus by reducing harm caused by the misuse of solvents, drugs and alcohol, through education, intervention and support.
1 Castle Street
Opportunity Youth help those we work with make the most of life’s opportunities and be the best they can be.
or visit www.opportunity-youth.org
ASCERT is a charity providing services that address the impact of alcohol and drugs related issues that affect people’s lives. We are committed to ensuring individuals, families and communities are supported in the most effective way to deal with the challenges they face.
or visit www.ascert.biz
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