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  Drugs
What are drugs?
What are class A,B and C drugs?
What can drugs do to your body?
Which drugs are against the law?
Which drugs are dangerous?
What about kids and drugs?
What if you are caught with drugs?

 
Drugs What are drugs?
A drug is something that affects your body.

Not all drugs are illegal. Drugs like cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine are illegal. Other drugs which are against the law include speed, heroin, LSD and magic mushrooms.

But many are legal like alcohol, headache tablets, cigarettes and glue.

Some legal drugs can only be given out by doctors, like tranquilisers. For this kind of drug doctors give you a special letter to take to the chemist's shop. This is called a prescription.

Drugs affect lots of people's lives. Even legal drugs can be dangerous when people become addicted to them, like alcohol or smoking.


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