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 are drugs such as crack, cocaine and amphetamine – that make you more alert and increase your heart rate.
NPS are novel psychoactive substances, formerly known 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 us 14 units per week – answer our alcohol audit to check your drinking score.
Cannabis comes in various types, such as skunk, oil and resin and can cause long term side effects such as paranoia and psychosis.