Drugs and Alcohol

The risks of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol, and how you can protect yourself and your friends

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Drugs

How young people in Oxfordshire can get support if there are problems with drugs or substance misuse, their own or somebody else's

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Illegal Highs

New drug-like substances are sometimes known as ‘legal highs.' But they are illegal and have serious health risks. People who buy and sell 'legal highs' are breaking the law.

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Alcohol & safer drinking

Every year, young people drink less alcohol. But for some, drinking heavily and getting drunk is still a risk.

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Stop smoking

Every year fewer young people in the UK smoke, and more people are quitting. Find out how to get help if you, or someone you care for, is smoking.

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Cannabis

Cannabis is illegal in the UK and evidence shows it may be particularly risky for young people

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Drugs Exploitation

Information about support for young people in Oxfordshire who are vulnerable to drugs exploitation or being exploited.

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e-cigarettes and vaping

Vaping is seen by some as a safer alternative to smoking. But there are still risks to health. The safest thing to do is not to smoke at all.

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Staying out of Trouble

If you are worried that you or your friends are getting into trouble, there are things you can do to help

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Victims of Crime

Know what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of crime.