Dangers of drug misuse during lockdown highlighted

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of the dangers associated with the misuse of illicit and prescription drugs, particularly given some of the challenges which the lockdown presents, and is asking anyone who misuses drugs to takes steps to reduce their risk. Michael Owen, Regional Lead for Drugs and Alcohol at the PHA, said: “ Drug and alcohol misuse is sadly all too common and something that can affect anyone. “The PHA would strongly advise that the only effective way to avoid risk is to not take any drugs which have not been prescribed for you by your doctor. “During the