31st May 2013. FRANK has been providing friendly, confidential advice for ten years.

The drugs information and advice service launched ten years ago this month and in that time FRANK has provided the facts about drugs to millions of young people.

Over the years we’ve learnt about how cannabis can mess with your mind, we’ve launched live chat and Pablo, the drugs mule dog, has shown us the darker side of cocaine.

X-factor judges, celebrity relationships and fashions may come and go but FRANK has stood the test of time. FRANK is still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you might have about drugs in complete confidence.

Here are some of our favourite tips about what to do if you feel under the influence to try drugs:

  • Work out where you stand on issues like sex, drugs and alcohol. Knowing your own mind makes it easier to stay true to yourself.
  • Try to understand who is offering you the drugs and why – friends should understand if you say no, people you don’t know very well may expect something in return.
  • Say no firmly but clearly and without making a big deal about it. If they try to persuade you, don’t feel like you have to change your mind.
  • They may not show it, but your mates will respect you more if you’re assertive and clear about what you do and don’t want to do.

FRANK News. Published 31st May 2013..