The grim reality of drugs
This film tells the story of a North Yorkshire teenager who got caught up in drug dealing. It is based on real events. We hope it helps you to understand both the dangers and the effect on the rest of your life, of getting involved in drug dealing.
If you are in danger, always call the police on 999.
If you are concerned that a friend or a young person you care for is being exploited or is involved in drug dealing, please call the police on 101.
If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Or report information to Crimestoppers online anonymously
Visit the Fearless website – it provides advice and information for young people.
For information about drugs visit the FRANK website
If you are concerned about a child or young person, you can also contact the NSPCC:
- Call the helpline 0808 800 5000
- Report a concern online
- Email Help@nspcc.org
- If you are under 18, contact Childline on 0800 1111
The signs to look our for include
Persistently going missing from school or home and / or being found out-of-area;
Unexplained money, clothes, or mobile phones
Excessive receipt of texts / phone calls
Relationships with controlling / older individuals or groups
Leaving home / care without explanation
Suspicion of physical assault / unexplained injuries
Significant decline in school results / performance
Gang association or isolation from peers or social networks
Self-harm or significant changes in emotional well-being
Advice from the NHS – Talking to your child about drugs