Cannabis is the most widely used drug in the UK

Illegal drugs are highly addictive and can cause serious harm or death.

People take drugs for all sorts of reasons. In fact, the word ‘drugs’ is an overall term used to describe several different substances.

People who use illegal drugs get easily addicted, and have turned to theft or violence to maintain their habit. There are also drugs which are perfectly legal, and used in the treatment of illnesses or discomfort, but if used for recreational purposes can cause serious harm. You can find out more about individual drugs through the menu on the right of this page.