Depressants are illicit drugs such as heroin and benzodiazepines, that depress your central nervous system, including your respiratory system. These can include both illicit, and legal drugs – talk to us to find out more.
Stimulants such as crack, cocaine and amphetamine make you more alert and increase your heart rate.
NPS are novel psychoactive substances, previously referred to as ‘legal highs’. NPS come in many types, such as cannabinoids, stimulants and depressants and are synthetic and man made.
Alcohol is a depressant and slows down your body’s responses. The recommended allowance for alcohol is 14 units per week.
Cannabis comes in various types, such as skunk, oil and resin and can cause long term side effects such as paranoia and psychosis.