Department of Education

Is it legal to take drugs?

Is it legal to take drugs?

In the UK, most recreational drugs are illegal.

You might feel pressured into taking drugs by your friends, but it is important that you are able to say NO.

Drugs affect your body. Some effects are temporary, but unfortunately some people are affected permanently. That person could be you.

Lots of children and young people with autism also have ADHD. These people are much more sensitive to drugs, and once they take them they are much more likely to get addicted.


You can find lots of advice and information about recreational drugs and their effects on the NHS website here.

You can also find excellent information about drugs and ask any questions you may have, at FRANK.


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