Substances may also be referred to as ‘drugs’.
“A drug is any chemical substance which alters your emotional state, behaviour or the way in which your body functions”
If you are in need of medical advice - dial NHS 111 or for a medical emergency dial 999
Drugs are illegal and can have devastating consequences to your health and wellbeing.
Prescription drugs are legal but, taken incorrectly, by a different person or dose to that prescribed, can have the potential of adverse effects.
If you have been prescribed medication from outside the UK, please ensure that it is legal here.
Drugs are regulated by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. Each drug is classified A, B or C indicating how harmful the effects may be to the user.
Like alcohol, drugs can cause damage to areas of your life, including damaging your ability to reach deadlines, concentration on your assignments or reach your study potential.
Drugs may have a variety of side-effects and associated problems include:
· Organ malfunction
· Waning physical appearance
· Damage to Central Nervous System
· Trigger underlying mental health issues
Drugs can cause death – even if it is your first time experimenting.
The University is aware that drugs are present and occasionally used by students. We encourage students to reach out regarding their drug use and, in return, offer advice and support.
Submit a confidential report on REPORT & SUPPORT – but be sure to include your details so we can contact you.
Book a one-to-one appointment via SharePoint with our Wellbeing & Drug Awareness Adviser or email Wellbeingskillsanddiversity@buckingham.ac.uk for any further information
Talk to FRANK (Drug Helpline) – 0300 123 6600