Substance Use & Smoking

Did you know?

•  Drugs can cause physical or mental damage and in some cases lead to death
•  Young people using drugs can lose interest in school, families, relationships or work 
•  Drug users often turn to crime to fund their habit
•  Drug users are more likely to drink alcohol
•  Drug users are more likely to have early sex
•  Mental health problems are more common in young drug users
•  Young people who smoke often become regular adult smokers
•  Young people who smoke are more susceptible to coughs, increased phlegm, wheeziness and shortness of breath

More information:

If you’re worried about a young person’s substance use you can contact Shadows on 01258 488486, or email .  For more information visit here

NICE Guidance

NICE Guidance PH7 Community Interventions for Young People