Risks from taking drugs

Risks from taking drugs varies depending on the following factors:

  • How much is taken
  • How often it is taken
  • Where the person is
  • Who they are with
  • How they are feeling

Examples of risks from taking drugs are:

  • Illness
  • Trouble with the police
  • Gaining a criminal record
  • Family problems
  • Mental illness
  • Difficulties in school or work
  • Risks with sexual health or unplanned pregnancy

Page last updated:23 December 2014