Alcohol and other Drugs Guidance — Drugs and their Effects

This guidance provides schools with advice on drugs and their effects.

It contains the following chapters:

  • Substance type — depressants
  • Substance type — stimulants
  • Substance type — hallucinogens
  • Substance type — novel psychoactive substances

For all drugs the effects will vary depending on the substance used, the amount taken, the mode of administration and duration of use, their physical and psychological state and the environment where they were consumed.

More information on the physiological effects and immediate health and safety risks associated with different types of drugs can be found at the Better Health Channel.External Link

Table of contents for Alcohol and Other Drugs Guidance

Reviewed 09 February 2021

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