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Using drugs can be harmful to your short and long term health and may lead to addiction.

Drug misuse in older people tends to involve over-the-counter medicines and prescription medication such as painkillers, sleeping tablets, medicines for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other conditions. Some older people also use illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin and amphetamines.

For more information on how to get help with drugs click here or search the term 'drugs' in the directory to find a local support group in your area.