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Cocaine: what is it?

Cocaine belongs to a group of drugs known as ‘stimulants’. Stimulants speed up the messages going between the brain and

Ecstasy and the effects on the body

What are the effects of ecstasy The effects of any drug (including ecstasy) vary from person to person. How ecstasy

Cocaine: tolerance and dependence

There is evidence that after prolonged use, cocaine is highly addictive. People who use cocaine regularly can develop dependence and

Every snort of coke could lead to stroke

People who take cocaine are more than 6 times as likely to suffer a stroke compared to those who never

Heroin: what are the effects?

The effects of heroin vary from person to person. How heroin affects a person depends on many things including their

Heroin: tolerance and dependence

There is evidence that after prolonged use heroin is highly addictive. People who use heroin regularly can develop dependence and

Smoking: what are the effects of smoking?

Effects of tobacco and smoking The effects of any drug (including tobacco) vary from person to person. How tobacco affects

Quit smoking: 10 tips

It’s never too late to quit smoking and there are many benefits to be gained no matter what age you

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Most pregnant women are concerned about the possible danger to their baby from any drugs or medicines they may take.

Alcohol: what is it?

Alcohol is a liquid produced by fermentation. Further processing produces alcoholic drinks such as beer, wine, cider and spirits. Alcohol

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