There are no two-ways about it: if you choose to take drugs you are more likely to put yourself and your health in danger. Drugs make you less aware, of both yourself and your surroundings.
If you do choose to take drugs, NUS asks you to do so in a safe environment, in moderate proportion and with friends you trust. More imrportantly, read up on the risks first.
Ethics of Drug-Taking
NUS also asks you to consider the ethical aspects of drug-taking. Drugs such as cannabis, ecstacy and cocaine might seem like friendly house-hold names to some, but are actually imported by organised crime groups, commonly with links to gun, child and sex worker trafficking. These same drugs contribute massively to injustice and poverty across the world and contribute to ungovernable countries.
As well as classified, illegal drugs there are so-called “legal highs”. Many new legal highs actually contain illegal substances and are unsafe, not least because nobody knows what’s in them. If you don’t know what your taking, then don’t expect your doctor too know either!
To find out more detailed information on 'legal highs' in an NUS Campaign Briefing, click here..
For further advice speak to your students’ union or visit FRANK