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PARTY SAFE – PARTY SOUND!
The party season is upon us – a time of celebration, fun and catching up with family and friends – but, sadly, sometimes the highs can soon turn into lows if the party spirit gets the upper hand. For some people, letting their hair down may lead to a round of binge drinking throughout the holidays whilst others may be led into temptation to try drugs for the first time as they get carried away in the heat of the moment. And there will be people who may take their partying a step further and take more drugs than they usually do or end up mixing a variety of drugs with alcohol. As well as the health consequences, this can also lead to people losing their inhibitions and taking more risks with sex, driving or their personal safety.

Now is obviously an ideal time to raise awareness about drugs and especially the dangers of over-indulgence and mixing. But how do you get the message across without being a party pooper? This is where FRANK can help. This FRANK Action Update is designed to inspire you with easy-to-use, simple and fun ideas to get the FRANK message out there and encouraging safer partying over Christmas, New Year and beyond. The activities outlined in the pack have been developed to minimise the planning time and make the most of all the FRANK promotional materials that are available to order. So, whether you are already in the throes of running a seasonal campaign and are looking for a couple of additional activities or if you just need a few quick and easy ideas to raise FRANK’S profile, this Update should have something for you.

See the ideas for action in this folder for ideas on getting the message across to • young people • clubs and parties • the community • your organisation • the media and information and statistics on • excess • personal safety • drink/drugs driving

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SEE INSIDE for your copy of the FRANK Name Game. The game is suitable for two or more players and provides you with a fun way of stimulating discussions about drugs.

IT’S THE F RAN NAME GA K ME!
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FRANK wants to thank you for all your hard work so far in promoting the FRANK campaign and its messages. Local action is invaluable in supporting a national campaign and we have been inspired by the creative and daring initiatives that have been taking place across the country. Please continue to keep in touch and let us know what you think about the campaign so far and tell us what you have been doing to promote FRANK in your area. Call the FRANK campaign helpline on 020 7273 3833 or email us at frank@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. And don’t forget to visit www.drugs.gov.uk/campaign for regular news and information about FRANK.

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FRANK YOUNG AT HEART
Peer influence and the thrill of something new can tempt many young people into experimenting with drugs and alcohol and this is especially the case over the party season. As well as targeting clubs and party venues specifically (see FRANK GOES PARTYING), it is worth checking out places where young people hang out generally so that you can get the message across throughout the holidays.

VITAL STATISTICS
11-15 year olds: • 21% of 11-15 year olds reported that they had taken drugs in the last year1 • 13% had used cannabis, the most frequently reported illicit drug1 • 4% had used Class A drugs in the last year1 • 25% said they had drunk alcohol in the past week. The proportions drinking alcohol increased with age with 6% of 11 year olds compared to 49% of 15 year olds reporting that they had had a drink in the last week2 16-24 year olds: • 28% of 16-24 year olds in England and Wales said that they had taken drugs in the last year3 • The most frequently reported illicit drug was cannabis, used by 26%3 • 8% had used Class A drugs. In the last year, 5% had used ecstasy, 5% cocaine, 4% amphetamines and 4% poppers. Fewer than 1% had used heroin or crack cocaine.3 • 48% of young men and 40% of young women aged 16-24 had drunk more than 4 units of alcohol in one day in the previous week4
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School survey 2003, England (published March 2004), National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2003, Department of Health British Crime Survey 2002/2003 (England and Wales), Home Office Statistics on alcohol: England, 2004, Department of Health

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IDEAS FOR ACTION
FRANK GOES SHOPPING High street shops and shopping malls in general draw young people to them in droves. Look specifically at music and video shops, fashion shops, fast-food outlets and local newsagents. See if any would put up posters or give out postcards and flyers. Maybe they would let you give out FRANK stickers. FRANK ONLINE Internet cafes appeal to young people and they may be willing to put up a FRANK display on their noticeboards. You could also talk to them about arranging a web link to the FRANK website. FRANK IN TUNE Check out any concerts that are happening over the holidays. The venue might be willing to display FRANK materials or you may be able to persuade the bands appearing to make a simple FRANK announcement, giving out the helpline number. CLUB FRANK Youth Clubs, Guides and Scouts could welcome an approach from you to get safe partying information to their young people. You could either give a talk, ask them to give out information or attend one of their sessions and do a quiz, question and answer session or any of the FRANK activities and games. As with schools, youth organisations often have an ‘end of the year’ party before Christmas and the FRANK Name Game can be a great, fun way of getting drugs messages across in a party environment. Don’t forget, some local authorities organise children’s activities throughout the school holidays – they too could be open to displaying or distributing FRANK materials. FRANK AT LEISURE Check out if you can place information at Leisure Centres, skating rinks, bowling alleys or local swimming pools. You could also put FRANK stickers around designated skateboarding areas or local parks (make sure you get permission from your local council first!)

Order your FRANK materials online at www.drugs.gov.uk or use the MORE FRANK order form.

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FRANK GOES PARTYING
Parties happen throughout the year but there are obviously lots of parties organised specifically around the Christmas and New Year period. At this time, lots of people will be getting into the party spirit at pubs and clubs and it’s a great opportunity to get out and about and spread the word about FRANK at any venue where people are likely to be drinking and partying.

VITAL STATISTICS
A survey of 486 UK clubbers found that over one in five young people (22%) interviewed at clubs stated that drug use was one of the things they liked about attending dance events5 A survey of clubbers in the North West of England published in 20016 found that: • 84% drank on their nights out • 64% took dance drugs • Over half consumed drugs and alcohol together • Clubbers saw ‘getting off it’ at weekends as a top leisure activity, giving them self confidence, energy, sociability, a buzz and romantic or sexual possibilities • Nearly a quarter had visited a doctor for health problems that they perceived to have been caused by their alcohol or drug use
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Release drugs and dance survey: an insight into the culture, London 1997 Measham, F, Aldridge, J., Parker, H. (2001). Dancing on Drugs: risk, health and hedonism in the British club scene. Free Association Books

IDEAS FOR ACTION
FRANK PARTY SURVIVAL PACK How about a ‘survival pack’ to be handed out to partygoers before the festivities start? The pack could include the FRANK number with a few tips for a safe night out along with a condom and a list of licensed cab firms nearby. You could make up packs and have them available at office parties, in bars or at the cloakrooms in clubs. FRANK STAMP Create a rubber stamp using the FRANK logo and featuring the helpline number, or order the 'FRANK Pubs & Clubs Kit' that contains one. As punters enter clubs, the security guards could stamp the backs of their hands – this would act as proof of entry and is a perfectly placed reminder of FRANK.

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IT’S A STICK UP Ask club and bar owners if you can sticker the loos with simple facts about the dangers of overdoing it. Either use the generic FRANK stickers (with the FRANK logo and number) or create your own with simple messages: Been giving it large? Talk to FRANK 0800 77 66 00 Overdone it? Talk to FRANK 0800 77 66 00 Place the stickers on cistern tops, loo lids and other drug-taking hotspots. FRANK IN THE MIRROR Cut out the stencil template in this pack and spray the FRANK logo and number onto mirrors using fake snow. PICK A CARD Clubs, pubs and bars sometimes have racks of free postcards for patrons to take away. See if you can arrange for them to display any of the FRANK postcards (available to order from the order form at the back of this pack).

TAKE A FLYER Produce your own or get clubs to include the FRANK logo on their own flyers and tickets promoting their events. You may also be able to get them to hand out the FRANK credit cards with cloakroom tickets or have postcards available for people to take away. FRANK ON THE TABLE Beer mats are a great way of getting messages across in pubs and clubs. You could include safety messages on one side and the FRANK logo and number on the other. Or, use the messages from the postcards (such as Hi, I love rock or Hard on) to build curiosity. FRANK CHILLS OUT Would a local club let you create a chill out space at their venue? You can include lots of drug information and tips on safe clubbing as well as having people on hand to give advice to anyone who needs it.

For information and advice on safe partying, order or download a copy of Safer Clubbing at www.drugs.gov.uk, see the FRANK TIPS in this pack and check out the clubbing tips in the ‘Summer - Feel the Heat'. FRANK materials, including the 'FRANK Pubs & Clubs Kit', are available from www.drugs.gov.uk/resources or the order form at the back of this pack.

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TALK TO FRANK STENCIL
Photocopy this page onto card (enlarge it if you wish) and cut along the lines indicated to make a stencil. Use the stencil and fake snow to spray the FRANK number onto mirrors in washrooms (with permission of course!)

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FRANK WITH THE FAMILY
Parents may be worried about what their children will be getting up to at parties (and they may be doing a bit of over-indulgence themselves too!). Get FRANK into places where parents can pick up information on drugs and excess. Here are some ideas to get you started.

VITAL STATISTICS
• Between 250,000 and 350,000 children have at least one parent with a serious drug problem (roughly 2-3% of all children under 16 in England and Wales)7 • Problematic parental drug use has a major negative impact on children’s health and education, and their social and psychological development7 • In 2003, two fifths of young people aged 11-15 said that they had been offered one or more drugs at some point2 • Marriages that involve alcohol misuse are twice as likely to end in divorce than those that don’t4
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Hidden Harm, Responding to the needs of children of problem drug users, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, 2003 Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2003, Department of Health 4 Statistics on alcohol: England, 2004, Department of Health

IDEAS FOR ACTION
FRANK ON DISPLAY Bingo halls, leisure centres, supermarkets, libraries, theatres… all could be handy places to have FRANK materials (don’t forget the FRANK for Parents leaflet from the order form at the back of this pack). Think of themes such as shopping and socialising – and any places where parents may take their children – and try to get FRANK into as many outlets as possible. FRANK AT WORK Contact the Human Resources departments of local businesses. They could be willing to include FRANK information on their noticeboards or in any communication they send out about the office Christmas Party.

You could use posters or leaflets, the FRANK fact sheets on specific drugs or information on safe clubbing. Maybe the company produces a newsletter that you could get a feature in or they may be willing to reproduce a crossword or quiz from the ‘We are Family’ FRANK Action Update. Alternatively, what about giving them quantities of the FRANK credit cards to enclose with Christmas salary slips? The FRANK at Work Update also contains useful information on drugs and alcohol in the workplace along with ideas and activities for working with employers. Some firms may also be willing for you to run awareness raising sessions to help parents talk to their kids about drugs or give them information on signs to look out for. And, you could also give them tips on how they can party safely themselves.

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FRANK OUT THERE
Get FRANK out in your community. Think really carefully about all the places that people go before or after a party or big night out and see if they would distribute or display FRANK materials. Here’s a few ideas to stimulate your thinking.

VITAL STATISTICS
• Between 1996 and 2003, cocaine use among young people has risen from 1% to 5% of those reporting to have taken drugs in the last year2 • A quarter of the population see alcohol as a problem in their neighbourhood7 • 59% of 18-24 year old binge drinkers admit to taking illicit drugs compared with 33% of those who drink regularly but do not binge8
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Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England, Strategy Unit, 2004 Alcohol, crime and disorder: a study of young adults, Home Office Research Study 263 February 2003

IDEAS FOR ACTION
TAXI FRANK Create a FRANK branded map of your local town centre. Mark on the map all of the licensed mini cab and taxi companies with details of their phone numbers. Perhaps talk to companies to arrange 10% discount for people quoting the FRANK number in return for the free advertising or you may get local cab firms to sponsor the printing to keep your costs down. Send the map to local newspapers for inclusion as a ‘cut out and keep’ feature, or duplicate it and distribute via petrol stations. FRANK BEFORE AND AFTER Obviously a huge amount of alcohol is bought over the Christmas period. Try to get the FRANK materials included with receipts or placed near the till point in off-licences. And what about chemists? Sales of the various hangover cures rocket during the party season, why not get your FRANK cards in amongst them? On the move? Plenty of people take to the roads to visit friends and relatives. And plenty of people stagger into 24hr service stations hunting cigarette papers and chocolate! Make sure petrol stations and motorway services are well stocked with FRANK items and get permission to put up posters, leaflets and stickers in bus and railway stations. Maybe your local bus company would be willing to have their bus drivers hand out the FRANK number with bus tickets or even have the number on the back of them. Fancy Dress & Party Suppliers. There are usually only a few large costume shops in any town or city. Pay them a visit, tell them all about FRANK and leave some cards that they could put into carrier bags with any purchases.

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Contact hairdressers and nail salons. As people leave - after getting glammed up for the party - they could be given the FRANK number or information. What about local take-aways? FRANK materials would give people something to read as they waited for their kebabs or their Chinese food to be prepared.

SPORTY FRANK From football matches on Boxing Day to sponsored runs or a New Year dip in the river, sport is a traditional theme at this time of the year. Contact local sports teams and stadiums – they may put a message in the match programme, make announcements over the tannoy or donate some space on their advertising hoardings for a FRANK message.

Order your FRANK materials online at www.drugs.gov.uk or use the MORE FRANK order form.

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INSIDE FRANK
Take this opportunity to thank your colleagues for all their support so far in getting the FRANK message out and about and try some of these fun ways of keeping FRANK fresh in people’s minds over the holiday period.

VITAL STATISTICS
• Alcohol misuse among 18 – 24 year olds in the last 12 years is up 32% for men and 70% for women9 • Alcohol is a factor in 60 - 70% of homicides, 75% of stabbings, 70% of beatings, 50% of fights and domestic assaults9 • More than 25,000 deaths a year are alcohol related10 • Alcopops often contain more alcohol than many beers, lager or cider10 • Long-term over-use of alcohol can lead to serious liver, heart and stomach problems10 • 17 million working days are lost in Britain each year due to hangovers and drink-related illness. The annual cost to employers is estimated to be £6.4 billion while the cost to the NHS is in the region of £1.7 billion7
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The British Crime Survey 2001/2002 The Score – Facts about Drugs, Department of Health 2002

IDEAS FOR ACTION
FRANK GOES CAROLLING Get together and make up some alternative FRANK Christmas carols or songs. Try putting FRANK words and drugs messages to: On the first day of Christmas, FRANK gave to me… Jingle Bells Away in a Nightclub Ding dong merrily on high… You could turn it into a competition and reward the best or why not take to the streets and go carolling, giving out the FRANK credit cards and leaflets that can be ordered from www.drugs.gov.uk or by using the order form at the back of this pack. FRANK FUN Play some of the FRANK games and activities with your colleagues. Download or order the Activity sheets and copies of the FRANK Action Updates from www.drugs.gov.uk/ campaign/resources. Many of the Updates contain quizzes, crosswords and activities that you could use or adapt with your team.

Order your FRANK materials online at www.drugs.gov.uk/campaign/resources or use the MORE FRANK order form.

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FRANK GET-TOGETHER Have a party! Invite workers from community groups to come along and make merry with you. Use the party as a chance to thank anyone who has already helped you promote FRANK or enlist their help for the future. Download the FRANK TV ads from www.drugs.gov.uk and play them to people as they are gathered around the office to keep the party upbeat and fun. (Remember, these ads are for internal use not for broadcast locally).

SEND A CARD Create your own e-cards on your intranet using the FRANK messages and featuring the helpline number and website – and encourage staff to pass them on. Or, design a series of drug awareness greetings cards. You could feature information on how to party more safely or include statistics or key facts from your own local campaigning activities to remind staff of your campaign successes.

Order your FRANK materials online at www.drugs.gov.uk or use the MORE FRANK order form.

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FRANK IN THE NEWS
Don’t forget to contact the media – they will be invaluable to you in getting the Safe Partying message across to a wide audience. At this time of year especially, local newspapers and radio stations often give out messages highlighting the dangers of overdoing it with the alcohol. Drink driving is a popular theme but what about driving under the influence of drugs too? Check out the facts below and see the ‘Under the Influence’ Factsheet.

VITAL STATISTICS
• At the legal drink drive limit, a young driver (17-25) can be five times more likely to have an accident than if s/he hasn’t drunk at all11 • An estimated 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year in drink-drive accidents10 • When it comes to drink driving, men under 30 are the peak-offending group11 • Of the 7,000 post-crash breath test failures, 3,060 (42%) were men under 30 and 2,379 (30%) were men in their 20's11 • Drivers aged between 17 and 19 are up to eight and a half times, and those aged 20 to 24 almost four times, as likely to have a drink drive crash as the 'all age' average11 • While drink-driving has reduced, there is evidence that drug-driving is on the increase. Since 1988, there has been a six-fold increase in the number of people killed in road accidents who had traces of illegal drugs in their body12 • 3% of motorists admit to getting into a car when they knew the driver was under the influence of cannabis or marijuana and 1% of motorists admit to getting into a car when they knew the driver was under the influence of ‘harder’ drugs such as ecstasy, cocaine or amphetamines in the last 12 months12
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The Score – Facts about Drugs, Department of Health (2002) The RAC Report on Motoring 2003 (based on figures from 2002) 12 Road Accidents Great Britain: 2001 The Casualty Report – Department for Transport

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FRANK IN PRINT You could send information on drink/drugs driving or what about giving advice on the dangers of dodgy cocktails or tips on keeping safe from this pack? You could give information, statistics and advice for a feature or suggest quizzes and crosswords. FRANK ON AIR Offer to give a radio interview or be there to answer questions during a phone-in. Radio DJ’s may be willing to give out the FRANK number on air with a simple message urging people not to overdo it or a checklist on staying safe. Some stations also organise Christmas roadshows and parties – see if there is any way you can be involved by contacting the marketing, publicity or events department. Remember with all your media work, be FRANK and make your messages fun and practical - you can get serious info across without being seen as a party pooper.

5 STEPS TO GETTING COVERAGE IN THE MEDIA
Step 1 KNOW YOUR MEDIA Take some time to find out what makes your local media tick. Read the papers, listen to the radio, check out local websites and publications and make a list of those who would be most likely to cover your story. Step 2 CHOOSE YOUR CONTACT Make a note of any jourmalists’ or presenters’ names and find out how to contact them. Step 3 MAKE THE CALL Get on the phone to your chosen journalist or radio producer and give them an overview of your message and ideas and see if they would be interested. If so, offer to send over a press release. If not, ask if they know of anyone else who could be interested. If you haven’t already, make sure you get their direct fax number or e-mail address. Step 4 TAILOR YOUR INFORMATION Use the sample press release in this pack and either send it as it is (don’t forget to add your own contact details) or customise it with the extra facts, tips and statistics in this pack. Send it as soon after your conversation as possible – preferably by fax or e-mail, or, if not, by post. Step 5 FOLLOW UP Give people time to read your release then make another call to see if they need any further information and, if they have read it, to discuss the next steps. If they decide to run the story, make sure you find out when it is likely to be published or transmitted so that you can look out for it.

Order your FRANK materials online at www.drugs.gov.uk or use the MORE FRANK order form.

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PARTY IN (YOURTOWN) WITH FRANK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The Christmas party season is here and all the boozy celebrations can mean that people get carried away. Last year, a survey of party-goers on talktofrank.com found that, of those who said they were planning to take drugs on New Years Eve, 43% said they’d be mixing different drugs and alcohol. According to (Yourtown) police/hospital, last Christmas and New Year’s season, (insert number) individuals in the (Yourtown) area were treated for drink- and drug-related illness or injuries, which is why (Yourtown) Drugs project is encouraging people to stay safe this year. Yourname at Yourtown Drugs project says: “Christmas and New Year celebrating can lead people to take things too far, drinking more than they normally would, or mixing alcohol and drugs which is never a good idea. “This season can also put a lot of pressure on relationships and sometimes escaping from family problems can lead people to overdo it.” Yourtown drugs project is preparing for party season by [insert activity here; visiting schools and community centres/leafleting clubs and bars in the Yourtown area] to help people keep safe as they party this Christmas and New Year. Yourname says: “For many people, Christmas and New Year are the biggest party nights of the year. Taking things to excess can mean things get messy, and no-one wants to spend their holiday ill or in trouble, or paranoid because they can’t remember what they got up to. “Bearing in mind a few common sense tips can help people to enjoy the party season safely and enter into the New Year with a clearer head and fun memories. Knowing the warning signs to watch out for, and what to do when things get out of hand, can help prevent that party high turning into an all-time low.”

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TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE Getting there and back • Plan your journey to and from home. • Avoid going to a club, pub or party alone. • Don’t risk travelling with a driver who you think may be drunk or on drugs • Make sure somebody knows where you are going and what time you will be home. • Always carry your bag close to you with the clasp facing inwards. Keep your house keys in your pocket and if someone grabs your bag let it go. Remember to keep hold of your bags in restaurants and pubs. • If you think someone is following you, check by crossing the street – more than once if necessary – to see if they follow. If you are still worried, get to the nearest place where there are other people – a pub or anywhere with a lot of lights on – and call the police. • Consider carefully whether to leave a pub, club or party with somebody you have just met. • Don’t take short-cuts through dark alleys, parks or across waste ground. Walk facing the traffic. While you are out • illegal substance • Don’t take drinks from large open containers such as punch bowls. • Don’t share or exchange drinks. • If you begin to feel drunk after only a few drinks, seek help from a trusted friend or management at the club/pub/ in case you fall ill, have an accident or end up with people who may not look after you • If you are taking drugs, try to make sure you are with friends and tell them exactly what you have taken in case you run into difficulties. Especially if they are drugs you haven’t tried before or you are mixing them • Make sure you keep hydrated, particularly if you are taking dance drugs like ecstasy. But beware that too much water consumption can be dangerous. Do not consume more than a pint of non-alcoholic fluid per hour • When you are out, keep your phone out of sight. If your phone is stolen or lost, call your network or 08701 123 123 to get your phone blocked across every network and help stop mobile phone crime. Sex under the influence • Be aware that drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs can lower your inhibitions and affect your judgement (not to mention your performance). • Make sure you carry condoms with you. • Never feel pressurised to have sex if you don’t want to. • If you think you might get carried away (and do something you later regret), enlist the support of a trusted friend to help keep your feet on the ground if you think you are likely to get a bit ‘warm and fuzzy’.

For further help or information please contact (Yourdetails), call FRANK on 0800 77 66 00 or visit www.talktofrank.com

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SAFE FRANK
Being out of it can make you careless about your personal safety and can lead you to put yourself in more dangerous situations where you could end up being the victim of a personal assault or an accident. And with the incidence of drug-assisted rape being increasingly reported in the media, it pays to take some precautions when you’re having a night on the tiles.

TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE
Getting there and back
• Plan your journey to and from home and only use licensed cab firms • Avoid going to a club, pub or party alone • Don’t travel with a driver who may be drunk or on drugs • Make sure somebody knows where you are going and what time you will be home • Always carry your bag close to you with the clasp facing inwards. Keep your house keys in your pocket and if someone grabs your bag let it go. Remember to keep hold of your bags in restaurants and pubs • If you think someone is following you, check by crossing the street – more than once if necessary – to see if they follow. If you are still worried, get to the nearest place where there are other people – a pub or anywhere with a lot of lights on – and call the police • Consider carefully whether to leave a pub, club or party with somebody you have just met • Don’t take short-cuts through dark alleys, parks or across waste ground • Walk facing the traffic

While you are out
• The Drug Rape Trust (2003) estimates that drug rape has risen by 60% in the last two years and is still rising. Minimise the chances of someone slipping something into your drink – don’t accept a drink from anyone you don’t trust and never leave your drink unattended • Don’t take drinks from large open containers such as punch bowls • Don’t share or exchange drinks • If you begin to feel drunk after only a few drinks, seek help from a trusted friend or management at the club/pub/licensed premises • If you do take drugs, make sure you are with friends and tell them exactly what you have taken. If you get into difficulties it will help if the paramedics know what you have taken • Make sure you keep hydrated, particularly if you are taking dance drugs like ecstasy. But beware that too much water consumption can be dangerous • When you are out, keep your phone out of sight. If your phone is stolen or lost, call your network or 08701 123 123 to get your phone blocked across every network and help stop mobile phone crime

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TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE
Sex under the influence
• Be aware that drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs can lower your inhibitions and affect your judgement (not to mention your performance!) • Make sure you carry condoms with you • Never feel pressurised to have sex if you don’t want to • If you think you are likely to go a bit too far (and do something you later regret), enlist the support of a trusted friend to help keep your feet on the ground
Sources: Home Office Crime Reduction advice NI Student Movement – Drugs, a survival guide for students

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IN THE MIX
Mixing drugs isn't a good idea. It makes the effects unpredictable and the risks harder to define. Here’s what could happen if you mix your own drug cocktails.
Cocaine
and heroin Known as a Speedball. Taken together the drugs double the strength of each other. The Coke speeds up your heart straightaway, but as it wears off the heroin kicks in and slows down your heart. The result – your heart doesn't know what to do and can lose its rhythm entirely. and tranquillisers e.g Temazepam, Valium, Rohypnol. Similar problem. Cocaine is a stimulant and gets your heart racing. Tranquillisers are depressants, they slow down your system. Taking both at the same time confuses the heart and increases the risk of overdose. and ecstasy Doubles the stimulation and puts extra physical strain on your body. Take extra care. and alcohol Drinking alcohol makes the effects of cocaine more powerful (and more dangerous). This combination is common in cocaine related deaths. Some people set themselves the rule of only one alcoholic drink per line.

Heroin
and anything Heroin's the cherry liqueur of the drug world, it's a bad mixer. Taking heroin with anything that makes you sleepy, INCLUDING ALCOHOL, increases your chances of going to sleep and not waking up. And when you're sleepy there's more chance you'll choke on your own vomit. Don't ever take it with GHB. Same goes for tranquillisers like Valium, Rohypnol, benzos and barbs. and ecstasy The effects of ecstasy can mask the effects of the heroin making it easier to overdose on the heroin. and LSD Psychedelic drugs mess with the effects of heroin making the experience unpredictable and usually unpleasant.

Viagra
and poppers Don't mix them. They're both stimulants and taken together can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure that could give you a stroke or a heart attack. Manufacturers of Viagra have issued a warning about taking the drug with nitrates like poppers.

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Ecstasy
and alcohol If you've been drinking alcohol it will take longer for you to come up on a pill. Heavy drinking will dehydrate you and increase your risk of overheating. It places a greater strain on your kidneys and can give you a much worse come down. If you take ecstasy, stay off the alcohol and try and sip up to a pint of water or fruit juice every hour. and speed May make you want to dance like a maniac even more, but it places greater strain on your heart and kidneys and can lead to anxiety, paranoia and burn-out. and anti-depressants There are certain kinds of anti-depressants that are really dangerous if taken with E. If you're worried, Talk to FRANK. and nasal decongestants Some over the counter cold and flu remedies contain Pseudo Ephedrine. Taken with E it can give you heart palpitations and make you feel dizzy and faint. and cannabis Mellows out the E and can make it more psychedelic. and LSD Sometimes called Candyflipping. Reduces the likelihood of a bad trip. But you're less likely to spot the warning signs for ecstasy if you're tripping your head off.

HIV drugs
If you are thinking of taking recreational drugs and you're on HIV medication talk to FRANK. Ecstasy, speed or ketamine taken with drugs like Ritonavir can be deadly.

GHB
Can be fatal when mixed with alcohol and other drugs.

Ketamine
Ketamine's an anaesthetic which makes it a depressant. Mixing it with anything else that slows down your body like heroin, tranquillisers or alcohol can be very dangerous. There's a risk you'll feel sleepy and unable to wake, and it's more likely that if you're sick you won't wake up or cough, so you'll choke on your own vomit. and ecstasy Some people like to take a bit of ketamine towards the end of their E experience. It can bring back E sensations and feel quite trippy. But it could also leave you with no control over your legs. and smoking Don't, if the ketamine knocks you out you could burn the place down.

Speed
and tranquillisers/alcohol Speed overdose is more likely when it's mixed with depressants like alcohol, tranquilisers or heroin.

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE
DRINK/DRUGS DRIVING
“A person who, when driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public pace, is unfit to drive through drink or drugs is guilty of an offence”.
The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Section 4)

In 200213 • 560 people were killed in drink-drive related incidents, whilst 2,800 were seriously injured • There were over 20,000 drink-drive casualties - the highest figure since 1990 • 7% of all road casualties and 15% of deaths occurred when the driver tested above the legal limit for alcohol • Male drivers under 25 had the highest incidence of failing a breath test after being involved in a road accident in which someone was injured

DRINK – THE LIMIT
35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of blood 107 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of urine You could be over the limit (35 microgrammes of alcohol per litre of breath) after a pint and a half or beer or a glass and a half of wine but this can vary from person to person. It will be less for stronger beers or lagers and is usually less for women. The only sure way of knowing you’re not over the limit is to not drink alcohol at all if you are going to drive. The way that a drug affects someone depends on a number of factors including the type, amount and purity of the drug, body size, mood and even where you take it and who you are with. The impact, therefore, of any particular drug (or mixture) on driving can be difficult to judge. Both illegal drugs and medical drugs can affect your ability to drive. There is evidence to suggest that incidences of drug-driving are increasing. Since 1988, there has been a six-fold increase in the number of people killed in road accidents who had traces of illegal drugs in their body13.

• 3% of motorists admit to getting into a car in the last year knowing that the driver was under the influence of cannabis or marijuana14 • 1% of motorists admit to getting into a car in the last year knowing that the driver was under the influence of ecstasy, cocaine or amphetamines14 • 82% of motorists believe driving under the influence of ecstasy, cocaine and heroin to be extremely dangerous14 • 65% of motorists believe driving under the influence of drugs such as cannabis or marijuana to be extremely dangerous14

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The law does not distinguish between specific drugs and penalties for drug driving are the same as those for drink driving. Driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol can result in: • 3-11 points licence endorsement of disqualification from driving (for a minimum of 12 months) • A fine of up to £5,000 • A prison sentence of to six months at the discretion of the courts (longer if you are caught twice) • Up to 10 years in prison and ban of at least 2 years if someone is killed • Increased driving insurance costs – some can rise by up to three times • A driving ban that could affect your job

THE EFFECTS OF SOME OF THE MORE COMMONLY USED DRUGS ON DRIVING
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Drug Amphetamines

Potential effects on driving include: • Increased risk taking • Over confidence • Severe fatigue the following day • Slower reaction time • Impaired co-ordination • Memory problems • Impaired steering control • Increased risk taking • Over confidence • Severe fatigue the following day • Increased risk taking • Over confidence • Severe fatigue the following day • Slower reaction time • Impaired co-ordination • Lethargy • Drowsiness

Cannabis

Crack Cocaine

Ecstasy

Opiates

13 14 15

Department for Transport statistics 2002 Drink, Drugs and Driving, 2003, RAC www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk

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IT’S THE F RANK NAME GA ME!

TH AY IT WI N! PL FU DS! IT’S FRIEN

FOR TWO OR MOR E PLAYE RS

The FRANK Name Game has been designed to stimulate FRANK group discussions about drugs and the many different names that are used to refer to them. It is also fun - some would say silly - where everyone sits around a table with a sticker on their foreheads! Interested? - then read on and we'll explain how to play...

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1. All members of the group should sit around a table. 2. Each person should think of street names for drugs that they have heard recently. You can look at the different street names for drugs on talktofrank.com for more ideas. Then think of people who have the same name (or part of the same name) as these drugs. The people must be famous (or be someone that everyone in the group knows) but do not have to have anything to do with drugs except that their name can be linked to them. You can use some of the examples below to get you started. 3. Once you have your name, write it on a sheet of sticky note paper without revealing it to any of the other players. 4. Slap the sticker on the forehead of the player sat to your immediate right so everyone else can read the name (making sure that the person wearing the label doesn't know what name is now on their forehead).

5. Once everyone is truly 'stickered-up', the players take it in turns to ask questions about who they are (the name on their forehead) these questions must require a 'yes' or 'no' answer only. 6. For every 'yes' answer, the player gets to ask another question. For every 'no' answer, the next player in a clockwise direction gets to start asking questions. 7. Players must guess both the name of the person written on their forehead, and then guess the drug it relates to in order to 'go out'. 8. The game ends when all but one player has guessed both the name of the person on their forehead and the name of the drug this can be linked to.

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HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTED NAMES...
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Vin Diesel

Beavis & Butthead
This is a streetname for LSD

Ms Dynamite
‘Dynamite’ is a mixture of cocaine and heroin

The Rock
‘Rock’ is crack cocaine

Al Capone
This is an old name for heroin

Charlie Brown
This is another name for cannabis

Billie Piper
Amphetemines are known as Billie

Mr Bean
A bean is an ecstasy capsule

Adam Ant
Ecstasy is also known as Adam

Vinny Jones
Heroin can be called Jones

Michael Caine
Caine is a streetname for cocaine

Ice Cube
A crack rock is called an Ice Cube

The White Stripes
‘White’ is heroin or amphetamines

Jack Black
Jack is also known as heroin

Helen Hunt
Heroin can be known as Helen

Billy Whizz
Whizz is a common name for amphetamines

AC/DC
This is codeine cough syrup

Harry Hill
Heroin can be known as Harry

George Clooney
Heroin can be called George

Christina Aguilera
Christina is another name for cannabis

Ulrika Johnson
Cocaine can be called Johnson

John Snow
Snow can be cocaine or heroin

Courtney Love
Love is a streetname for crack-cocaine

Al Green
Green is a term for Ketamine & PCP

Doctor Who
Ecstasy is also known as Doctor

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