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Web Chat: Drugs & Alcohol: Mon 9th May 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 9th May 2016.

Want to know more about drugs and alcohol. Join this chat on Monday 9th May 4:30pm – 5pm to get advice from a healthcare professional, connect with other young people, ask questions, find answers and discuss.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:30

Welcome to web chat it will start in 2 minutes

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:32

We are talking about drugs and alcohol this afternoon

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:34

All young people need to know about alcohol and drugs in order to make safe decisions

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:42

can we talk about smoking weed?

RedDog / 9 May 15:42

Hi what are units that people talk about?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:42

It is illegal to buy alcohol under the age of 18 years, and to buy it for someone else if they are under the age of 18 years.

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:42

Units?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:43

How does alcohol affect you health?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:44

What would you like to know about smoking weed?

RedDog / 9 May 15:45

Can you drink alcohol if your mum buys it for you?

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:45

can smoking weed really make you go mad if you do it too much?

RedDog / 9 May 15:46

Sometimes alcohol makes you do things that you wouldn't normally do.

User has removed their details RedDog / 9 May 15:46

LOL - like what!?

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:46

I read online about it can give you psychosis. is that going mad?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:47

A unit is a measure of alcohol there are 2 units of alcohol in 175ml glass of wine

RedDog Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:54

ok, thank you.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:48

Your parents can buy alcohol for you but it depends on how old you are. No one should buy alcohol for anyone under the age of 18 years as it is illegal

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:51

Smoking weed affect people differently and it depends on the circumstances of it use. It can affect effect your body and everyone is different co-ordination and reaction time can be impact, short term memory loss, difficulty in concentration, can't think clearly.

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:52

how would you know if it was starting to make you go a bit mad?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:53

Psychosis is not usually linked with alcohol

RedDog / 9 May 15:54

what are the side effects of alcohol?

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:54

yeah but i read it can be linked to smoking

User has removed their details User has removed their details / 9 May 15:55

*psychosis*

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:55

Psychosis is when people hallucinate, have delusions, can become confused, have disturbed thoughts and lack insight and self awareness

RedDog / 9 May 15:57

That sounds horrible

User has removed their details RedDog / 9 May 16:00

yep!

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:57

Signs of drug abuse; sudden change of behaviour, sudden shift or change in daily activities, lack of interest in school and recreation, sudden increase or lack of appetite, more sensitive about privacy, loss of interest in family activities, avoiding communication with parents, not sleeping enough or sleeping at strange hours

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 15:57

Signs of drug abuse; sudden change of behaviour, sudden shift or change in daily activities, lack of interest in school and recreation, sudden increase or lack of appetite, more sensitive about privacy, loss of interest in family activities, avoiding communication with parents, not sleeping enough or sleeping at strange hours

User has removed their details / 9 May 15:58

that sounds pretty serious. I haven't got that! i think it can make you feel like a bit fuzzy headed, that's not psychosis though by the sounds of it.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 16:00

Alcohol affects your decision making, don't know what you are doing, less inhibited, slurred speech, dizziness, nausea, more talkativeness, clumsy movements, encourages risky behaviour and can increase aggressiveness.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 16:00

We will be closing this chat in 1 minute

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 16:01

Thank you for all your comments and questions it has been a very interesting chat

User has removed their details / 9 May 16:01

See you laters then.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 9 May 16:01

This chat is now closed. Thank you, enjoy the lovely weather

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