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English Speech on Drugs and the effects Hello my name is Keri and I'm here today to talk to you about drugs and their effects. I will also be talking about the law of drugs and consequences. Every year about 40,000 people in the UK are arrested for drug offences. About 38,000 of these get caught with a small amount of cannabis, a 'tab' or two, or a couple of E's. Depending on the class of drug they are caught with and amongst other things, what they plan to do with it depends on the consequences they receive. The law divides drugs into 3 classes - A, B and C, with class A drugs carrying the heaviest penalties. Class A - includes ecstasy, acid, cocaine, heroin and methadone, mushrooms if they are prepared and speed if it's prepared for injection. If someone is found carrying any of these for possession they can get up to 7 years imprisonment or an unlimited fine or both. ...read more.


Depending on the class of drug you're caught with and individual circumstances, you may get up to 7 years imprisonment or an unlimited fine or both. If you're caught with drugs and it looks like you have bought them to sell, or give to your friends, you could be charged with possession with intent to supply or supplying drugs. Either offence can mean up to life imprisonment or an unlimited fine or both. Now I bet your thinking she's just going on a bit now but this is information and facts that you should know and I'm sure not many of you know them all! So lets have a little activity! If you seen these lying around somewhere, lets say in your mates house, what would you think they were? Any ideas? (Show picture of LSD) Ok, moving on now. Now I'm sure everyone's heard of drink driving, but you don't often hear about drugs and driving. ...read more.


This is a violent act that takes place with no screams and no apparent resistance from the victim, yet it can leave the same scars as any assault - physical, emotional and psychological. In essence it can happen to anyone - male or female. Research shows that in over 50% of drug rape cases the drug was administrated through alcohol and 70% of attackers were known to their victim in some way. Drug rape is not a crime exclusively perpetrated on women - 12 per cent of known victims have been male. The drugs usually used in drug rape cases are: * GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate) * Ketamine * Rohypnol * Alcohol * Cannabis These drugs can: * Give you a feeling of euphoria or the sense of sleepwalking and being unaware of what is happening around you. * Cause a numbing sensation in you lips and tongue. * Be strongly hypnotic, making you extremely open to suggestions and likely to behave in a manner out of character. * Produce adverse physical effects such as decreased blood pressure, memory impairment, drowsiness, visual disturbances, dizziness and confusion. * Produce gastrointestinal disturbance and urinary retention. ...read more.

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