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Getting the Facts

What are you getting into?

Drugs alter a person’s mood, thinking and behaviour. People take drugs for a range of reasons and the effects vary from person to person.

Impact of drugs

Drugs have broader reaching impact than affecting people physically and mentally. Drugs can have bad consequences on your social life, family, work, and financial situation.

Drug types

Psychoactive drugs fall into four main categories.

Staying safe

Many people like to go out with friends to have a good time. This could mean going to a friend's place, going to a pub or club, or going to a music festival or event. 


This section answers your frequently asked questions on drugs and the impact of drug use.


The medics are here to help you, not call the Police*

It's safer not to use drugs, but if someone does and starts to have problems - get help fast! Call an ambulance on 000 or if you're at a festival go to the First Aid Tent.

*The Police will not attend unless there is a death or someone is threatened.