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, ways to help you and your friends stay safer, criminal drug exploitation and support for young people in Oxfordshire affected by substance abuse - their own or somebody else's

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Illegal Highs

Sometimes called a 'legal high', novel psychoactive substances are taken to change how you feel, like a drug - but risks are unpredictable, some are very strong or toxic, and they are illegal.

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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 you, your family and your friends safe and healthy.

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Stop smoking

Every year fewer young people in the UK start smoking. Smoking is dropping fastest of all in those aged 18-24. 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 does the evidence suggest this is true?

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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.