Drugs and Alcohol

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

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Facts about drugs and how young people in Oxfordshire can get support to help with drugs and substance abuse - their own or somebody else's

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Illegal Highs

In recent years, new drug-like substances have been created. These 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. Find out how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.

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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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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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School Health Nurse

Find out more about the School Health Nurse service and the kind of things they can support you with.

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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

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, it pays to know what to do.