Drug and alcohol addiction cause a wide variety of complications as a result of their use. The longer someone uses or drinks, the more damage that will be caused to their body, ultimately cutting your lifespan short.
Use our interactive addiction calculator to see how much damage has been caused has already been done and how much time your previous substance use has cut short, and if you continue to drink or use, how much more time will it cutoff your expected lifespan.
Supervised drug consumption facilities, where illicit drugs can be used under the supervision of trained staff, have been operating in Europe for the last three decades. These facilities primarily aim to reduce the acute risks of disease transmission through unhygienic injecting, prevent drug-related overdose deaths and connect high-risk drug users with addiction treatment and other health and social services.
The effects drugs cause to your body are also effected by the strength and ingredients contained within the drugs or alcohol you consume.
The interactions between the chemicals, the chemicals and your body and the strength of those chemicals and chemical processes then determine how strong the drugs will be, what side effects they could/will cause and also determine your overall risk of overdose or harm.
Knowing what substances do to your body allows you to make better, more informed choices.
Find all the information you need and more here in our next article in our “All You Need To Know About…” series, this time, cocaine. We also use our signature 8 point risk-rating star system which rates 8 different aspects of cocaine, the destruction it can cause along with the addiction that can latch onto anyone who uses it.
Introducing our “All You Need To Know About… Series”. Each article gives you an in-depth look at one particular substance at a time. We will also be using our 8 point risk-rating system, giving stars for 8 different aspects of that particular substance, eating their danger or risk from 1-5 stars.
The laws controlling drug use are complicated but there are three main statutes regulating the availability of drugs in the UK: The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971), The Medicines Act (1968) and The Psychoactive Substances Act (2016).
Understanding how these UK laws impact your life because of drugs, alcohol and addiction. Find out all you need to know here in this guide to UK drug and alcohol laws and the classification system that revolves around it.
You will also be able to find help and support if you are currently involved in any criminal investigations, criminal punishment or concerned for others involved in the world of drugs, alcohol and addiction.