Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.
Some people use drugs at parties to experience a ‘high’. But party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.
Ice (crystal meth)
Ice, also known as crystal meth, is a very addictive illegal drug. Find out more about ice, including what it is and the dangers of its use.
MDMA (ecstasy) is an illicit drug which can give a euphoric rush, but which has dangerous side effects. Learn about the risks posed by MDMA use.
Rhabdomyolysis is when muscle tissue breaks down causing a chemical release. It can be life-threatening. Read on for causes, symptoms and treatment.
Drugs in sport
Using drugs to give your performance an edge can also affect your health. Learn more about what damage drugs can do to your health.
Urine tests are used for many different reasons. They can diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases and screen for drug use.
If you become suddenly aware of your heartbeat, especially if it's faster or harder, you could be having palpitations. Learn how to spot the signs and the causes of heart palpitations.
Bipolar disorder is a mental-health condition in which people experience periods of depression and mania. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.
Many people, at times, feel paranoid. Paranoia is a state of mind in which a person believes that others are trying to harm them. Read more for paranoia causes and treatment.