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Drugs and crime nidirect

Details: Drugs in all classes, not just those in ‘Class A’, are very dangerous. The three categories of drugs are Class A, Class B and Class C: heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and LSD are Class A drugs. speed, cannabis, ketamine, mephedrone and some amphetamines are Class B drugs. anabolic steroids, GHB and some tranquilisers are Class C drugs.

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Risks of taking drugs nidirect

Details: it is often extremely dangerous to mix different drugs - this includes taking a drug and drinking alcohol. if needles, syringes or other injecting equipment are shared, there is a serious risk of dangerous infections being spread such as HIV and hepatitis. injecting can also damage veins - certain pharmacies across Northern Ireland now operate

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Drugs and your child nidirect

Details: Signs that your child may be using drugs. Possible signs of drug use can include changes in your child’s: appearance. choice of friends. interests. eating and sleeping habits. mood. openness with you. These changes can also be part of growing up and a young person who is not using drugs could show the same changes.

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Drug testing and employee monitoring nidirect

Details: Drugs and the workplace. Any employer will be keen to keep drug misuse away from the workplace. As well as causing ill-health, drug misuse increases the chances of accidents at work and interferes with how much work is done. Because of the safety risks, your workplace is advised to have a policy on the issue.

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Getting help with drug or alcohol problems nidirect

Details: cramps and aching arms and legs. People on drugs showing these symptoms or looking distressed could have had an allergic reaction to the drug they've taken, or may have overdosed. It's important to take the following steps immediately: get help and be honest about all drugs they've taken. telephone 999 and ask for an ambulance.

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Alcohol, smoking and drugs in pregnancy nidirect

Details: Alcohol, smoking and drugs in pregnancy. Drinking alcohol, smoking or taking drugs during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can affect your child's health. Women who are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding should avoid smoking, drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs. Always speak with your doctor or midwife before taking any medication.

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Mixing alcohol with other drugs nidirect

Details: Alcohol is a drug. When you take alcohol with another drug, there is interaction in your body where one drug alters the other drug’s effects. Mixing alcohol with other drugs can be unpredictable and dangerous. If you take alcohol with other drugs, the effects could be nausea, illness or death.

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Risks of buying medicines over the internet nidirect

Details: Buying medicines over the internet. Many websites selling medicines online originate from outside the UK and are not regulated by UK authorities. Buying prescription-only medicines from unauthorised sources significantly increases the risk of getting substandard or fake medicines. If you get medicines without consulting a suitable healthcare

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Substance misuse court nidirect

Details: Substance misuse court. A Substance Misuse Court is aimed at offenders who commit crimes related to their drug or alcohol abuse. It allows a judge to send them on an intensive treatment programme, before sentencing, to help them beat their addictions and change their behaviour.

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Alcohol nidirect

Details: Alcohol units. Alcohol, young people under 18 and the law. Drugs and your child. Getting help with drug or alcohol problems. How alcohol affects your health. Mixing alcohol with other drugs. Pregnancy and alcohol. Risks of taking drugs. What happens when you drink alcohol.

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Family Drug and Alcohol Court nidirect

Details: The FDAC is designed to give families the best chance of overcoming problems linked to drugs or alcohol but parents who have doubts or questions about how the court works can talk to their social worker, solicitor or the FDAC team.

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Medicinal cannabis nidirect

Details: CBD can affect how other drugs work. If you are taking a CBD drug along with other medication, always discuss possible interactions with your specialist. CBD can also affect how your liver works, so doctors would need to monitor you regularly. Laws on cannabis. Cannabis is a Class-B drug in the UK. It is illegal to:

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Talk to your child about alcohol and drugs nidirect

Details: Drugs. Parents are also encouraged to talk to their children about drug use and the risks associated with it. The misuse of any drugs, including prescription medication that hasn't been prescribed for them, can result in damage to health, or even death.

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Drug driving nidirect

Details: How drugs affect your driving. Different drugs affect driving differently and people can also react to drugs differently. The type of drug, the dosage, the length of time in the user's body, as well as the user themselves, all impact on how much a driver is affected.

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Preventing involvement in crime nidirect

Details: Certain circumstances happening at the same time can cause children to commit crime such as: not doing well in school. truanting from school. difficult family relationships. lack of boundaries and parental supervision. having friends who commit crime. drug and alcohol misuse. mental health issues, such as attention deficient and hyperactivity

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Organised crime nidirect

Details: drugs; counterfeit currency; immigration crime including human trafficking; Organised Crime Task Force. The Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) is a partnership of law enforcement agencies, businesses and voluntary groups, set up to assess and report impacts of organised crime. To read OCTF's reports, go to: OCTF Annual Report and Threat Assessment

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Young people and risks of alcohol nidirect

Details: Health risks. Because young people’s bodies are still growing, alcohol can interfere with their development. This makes young people particularly vulnerable to the long-term damage caused by alcohol. This damage can include: cancer of the mouth and throat. sexual and mental health problems, including depression and suicidal thoughts.

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Film and music piracy nidirect

Details: Piracy is the illegal copying and selling of DVDs and CDs. Money generated by piracy is used by criminal gangs to fund the sale of drugs and guns. If you buy an illegal copy, the quality of the recording may be poor. If it's a DVD, the picture may be grainy or change to black and white, while the sound quality can often be muffled and very

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Clinical psychologist nidirect

Details: drugs and/ or alcohol use; They aim to reduce psychological distress and promote psychological well-being. Clinical psychologists also provide consultation, training and supervision to other professionals and other agencies. Clinical psychologists are not medical doctors and will not prescribe medication.

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Lorry and bus licence medical questionnaires nidirect

Details: Lorry and bus licence medical questionnaires. If you are applying for or renewing your lorry or bus entitlement and have any of the following medical conditions or disabilities, or if you are over 45 years of age, you need to complete the ‘medical examination report’ (DLM1).

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Sexual violence and abuse nidirect

Details: Sexual violence and abuse is any behaviour thought to be of a sexual nature which is unwanted and takes place without consent. Sexual violence and abuse can be physical, psychological, verbal or online. Any behaviour of a sexual nature that causes you distress is considered sexual violence or abuse.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): definitions of ‘clinically

Details: people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs; people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD; people with Motor Neurone Disease

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Know your alcohol limits during the festive season nidirect

Details: don't mix alcohol with any other drugs, including prescription medication; Drinking too much can make you lose your inhibitions and affect your judgement. This could lead you to do things you wouldn’t usually do and might regret later, such as fighting, public …

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West Belfast Community Drugs Panel

Details: the improper use of a range of drugs, a Panel was established under the chairmanship of Noel Rooney, with the main purpose of examining all aspects of drugs misuse in west Belfast and the harm being caused, with a view to seeking broad support to examine the drugs problems in that area (and further afield) and proposing possible solutions.

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PowerPoint Presentation

Details: Alcohol, Drugs and the Road User. Teacher’s Notes. Drugs and alcohol are responsible for a high number of road traffic collisions in Northern Ireland causing death or serious injury. Students should: Consider how drugs and alcohol increase risks for all road users. Learn that even one drink affects you as a road user.

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Prescriptions nidirect

Details: It’s important to take prescription medicines as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Always follow the advice you are given, and use your medication correctly. This advice is also important to remember if you are a carer responsible for managing someone else’s medicines.

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What to do if you think you have been exposed to HIV

Details: Emergency HIV drugs. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours (three days), you may benefit from a four-week course of anti-HIV medication known as post exposure prophylaxis (PEP). It is only recommended following higher risk exposure, particularly where the sexual partner is known to be HIV positive.

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Drink driving penalties nidirect

Details: Driving or attempting to drive when above the legal limit or unfit through drink or drugs. You could get: six months’ imprisonment. a fine of up to £5,000. a ban from driving for at least 12 months or three years if convicted twice in 10 years. a driving test before your licence is returned.

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Introduction to mental health nidirect

Details: Alcohol and drugs. Many people drink alcohol without experiencing any problems. Enjoying a couple of drinks can be part of a normal social life or help some people relax. For others, however, alcohol is associated with a range of mental health problems, including depression. Alcohol has also been linked to suicide.

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Community pharmacists nidirect

Details: Your pharmacist may be able to help you with: coughs, colds, eye conditions, stomach upsets, skin conditions, allergies, aches and pains. common drugs, vitamins and minor first-aid. healthy eating and living, including giving up smoking. blood pressure and diabetes monitoring and needle exchange, truss fittings, stoma products and incontinence

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Drink driving nidirect

Details: If you take drugs as well as alcohol your ability to drive safely will be affected even more, increasing further your risk of being involved in a collision. Drug driving; The drink drive limit. There are strict alcohol limits for drivers. It is impossible to say exactly how many drinks this equals as it is different for each person.

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What happens when you drink alcohol nidirect

Details: What happens when you drink alcohol. When you drink alcohol, you don’t digest alcohol. It passes quickly into your bloodstream and travels to every part of your body. Alcohol affects your brain first, then your kidneys, lungs and liver. The effect on your body depends on your age, gender, weight and the type of alcohol.

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Alcohol, young people under 18 and the law nidirect

Details: Buying or consuming alcohol. Anyone under 18 is not allowed to buy alcohol or consume alcohol in a place other than a private house under the Licensing (NI) Order 1996. It is an offence for a person to: buy alcohol for consumption by a person under 18. send a young person under 18 to get alcohol from a licensed premises.

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Hallucinations and hearing voices nidirect

Details: Illegal drugs and alcohol. People can experience hallucinations when they're high on illegal drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine, LSD or ecstasy. They can also occur during withdrawal from alcohol or drugs if you suddenly stop taking them. Drug-induced hallucinations are usually visual, but they may affect other senses.

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How alcohol affects your health nidirect

Details: Alcohol is used to make wine, beer, spirits and liqueurs. It is a legal, sedative drug that can cause addiction or dependency for people who drink too much. Alcohol can change behaviour. Alcohol abuse harms your health and damages relationships and society through violence, crime, accidents and drink driving.

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If your child is arrested and charged nidirect

Details: If your child is faced with charges or has to go to court, you should talk to an experienced adviser. The Children's Law Centre offers free advice. Try their Freephone Advice Line: 080 8808 5678. For legal and advice services in your area, call the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland on 028 9040 8888. Alternatively go to the directory at the

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Advice on conceiving and preparing for pregnancy nidirect

Details: Medicines and drugs. Some prescription and over-the-counter medicines can interfere with your fertility. Your GP should ask you about any medicines you are taking and offer you advice. They should also ask you about recreational drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine and anabolic steroids) as these can also interfere with your fertility and damage a

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Pleurisy nidirect

Details: Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, often eases the pain. If NSAIDs are unsuitable for you or don't work, your doctor may prescribe another painkiller. It seems strange, but lying on the side of your chest that hurts may also help reduce the pain. Treating the underlying cause

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When alcohol affects family life nidirect

Details: When alcohol affects family life. You don’t need to be addicted to alcohol for children and family relationships to be affected by your drinking. If a family member misuses alcohol, this can disrupt family life through arguments, tension and fear. It's difficult to live with someone when their drinking causes problems at home.

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Chapter 10: Driving Offences Causing Death or Serious Injury

Details: drugs or (b) failing to provide a specimen is 14 years.3 10.6. The maximum sentence is the same as that provided for offences like blackmail, certain serious sexual offences with a child and criminal damage intended to damage or destroy property.4 10.7. These offences can only be dealt with in the Crown Court5 and judges

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Counselling at work nidirect

Details: Drugs and alcohol. If you have problems with drugs or alcohol, your employer may offer help. This might involve giving you time off to attend counselling during working hours or perhaps a period of leave so you can get treatment. Your employer may have a policy on drugs and alcohol as part of your terms and conditions of employment.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations and guidance: what they

Details: Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations and guidance: what they mean for you. Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, additional restrictions have been introduced for people in Northern Ireland. These new restrictions are in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Driving disqualifications nidirect

Details: an offence under Article 14 of that Order (causing death, or grievous bodily injury, by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs) High Risk Offenders (HRO) In certain circumstances disqualification for alcohol-related offences may require DVA to make medical enquiries before your driving licence can be renewed.

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Domestic violence and abuse nidirect

Details: Domestic violence and abuse happens in the home. When a family member, current or former partner is violent or abusive to you, you’re experiencing domestic abuse. It can involve physical contact, verbal or emotional abuse and threats to harm or kill you. Men and women experience domestic violence and abuse.

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Dementia support: understanding and responding to

Details: Dementia is a progressive condition that can affect a person's behaviour. Some people with a dementia show distressed behaviour. They might become angry, aggressive or behave out of character. If you're their carer, you can do things to understand and support them when you notice distressed behaviour.

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Child sexual exploitation – protecting children and young

Details: Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse. It happens when an individual or a group of people force, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under 18 into sexual activity. Child exploitation can also happen online without any physical contact between the abuser and victim.

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Nosebleed nidirect

Details: topical drugs —decongestants, corticosteroids or drug use such as cocaine; oral drugs - drugs used to ‘thin’ the blood - anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs; problems with the blood vessel walls (caused by inherited conditions or problems with the immune system) bleeding following a surgical operation

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How schools can protect children from abuse nidirect

Details: How schools can protect children from abuse. When your child is in school, the school is responsible for keeping them safe from harm and abuse. The school should create a safe learning environment, identify pupils who are suffering or at risk of harm and take suitable action. The school also needs to train staff in child protection.

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