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What are drugs?

 
Drugs are different types of chemicals, which when we take them react with the chemicals already in our bodies and change the way your body works. There are two different types of drugs- legal and illegal.
 
     
 
There are two different types of drugs- legal and illegal.
 
     
 
Legal drugs such as medicines like cough bottles and pain killers can be bought in shops and doctors can prescribe them for you. However it is not legal or safe for people to use these medicines in other ways than for what they are intended. Sometimes we cannot use legal drugs for different reasons. A pharmacist or your doctor will be able to tell you the correct ways to take legal drugs. Cigarettes and alcohol are two types of legal drugs. In Ireland it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy these drugs.
     
 
In Ireland it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy these drugs.