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Substance misuse

Q: Will I get into trouble if I smoke weed?

A.  Weed is illegal, so if you are caught smoking or dealing with weed you could go to prison or end up with a hefty fine!  If you get caught with weed in your foster carer’s house or in a residential unit – there will be consequences because it is against the law.  Click here to read the drug policy and what you can expect to happen when you live in foster carer or a residential unit.

Q: Most of my friends smoke cannabis, should I try it?

A.  Trying any drug can lead to addiction – always think about this first!  This means that you can become dependent on that drug (your mind and body needs to take it on a regular basis).  Apart from the financial cost the drug can affect your personality, concentration, physical and mental health.