Illegal drugs are responsible for over 1,000 deaths a year in the UK and mess up thousands of relationships, families and careers. That being said, many people end up in situations where they try them. The best thing you can do is be clued up, find out actual facts and look out for your mates.


Want more information or maybe you want to reduce or cut out your drug use. Whatever you need, talk to someone.

To speak to someone in confidence, get in touch with the University counselling service, your GP, Talk to Frank, Catalyst or Catch 22 (in Surrey) and there is always Nightline London open to students during the night in term time.



Just because a drug is deemed ‘legal’, doesn’t mean it isn’t damaging. Alcohol is legal but is very damaging when taken in excess. Again it is about being clued up.

Most legal highs are only not illegal to possess and use because they haven’t been tested properly to be a classified substance. Taking them basically means you become a Guinea Pig.

Just because they are not banned to take or possess does not exclude them from medicines legislation and hefty punishments can be dished out for supplying.


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Last updated 27/06/17