Did you know that they have found that up to 80% of young people with serious mental health problems are using common street drugs? Did you know that 25% of them are using mainline drugs? The problem with drugs is that they interfere with getting to grips with the mental illness. There is also a lot of concern amongst the experts that they can even trigger mental illness.
Also, drugs are very expensive. Young people cannot afford them and many turn to crime and prostitution to fund the habit – just more seriously unpleasant and dangerous stuff.