Drugs and Other Illegal Substances


Although most students go through university without ever coming into contact with drugs, it is important to acknowledge that some people do and it can cause many problems with them and those around them.


The list of drugs that young people experiment with is too long to list here, but the most popular are E (Ecstasy), Speed (Amphetamine), Coke (Cocaine), Acid (LSD), and Weed (Skunk).

All of these can cause problems within an individual, and lead to things spiralling out of control if they are not addressed. Depression, illness, missing classes due to comedowns and financial problems are but a few of the issues that can arise from persistent drug use.

If you suspect someone of drug dealing report the incident immediately to the police or your university. You will be required to give them details of why you suspect someone is dealing, but all attempts will be made to keep your name anonymous.

If you think that you have a problem with drugs or you are worried about someone else’s use you should contact your universities student support department or the government drug advice line “Talk To Frank” on 0800 77 66 00.

Remember that you will not be judged when calling or talking to your university as they are there to offer advice and help. Unfortunately many people do not seek help and this can result in them dropping out of their course or falling deeper into their drug use. Get help before it is too late.

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