At some stage in your life, you are likely going to encounter drugs, in one form or another. Drugs have many forms some you might be aware of such as paracetamol, alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine, and heroin but there are many different types of drugs. Some drugs are illegal, such as cocaine and are portrayed as a dangerous drug that can cause you harm while others such as alcohol and legal and are sometimes promoted as a way to have fun. However, it is important to remember that different drugs can affect people differently. The truth is, no drug is safe, they all carry individual risks and dangers, and each can lead to dependency or addiction.

We are not going to try to tell you what decision to make when it comes to drugs, illegal or otherwise. We do not condone the use of any illegal drugs, however, if you are going to take any illegal substance, you should have the facts about how it can affect you. You can put yourself in danger by making uninformed decisions, and they can have lasting consequences.

If you are worried and would like to speak to someone, the Nurse on campus is available between 9 am – 5 pm in the Health Suite. Care Doc is available for out of office hours and can be contacted by calling 1850 334 999.

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