TEENAGERS in Huddersfield are being urged to steer clear of drugs when it comes to celebrating the New Year this year.
The warning comes after a survey of 11 to 21 year-olds revealed almost half would consider taking drugs on New Year's Eve.
The online poll - carried out by national drugs service FRANK - showed 48% of young people were unsure about taking drugs and would decide on the night.
A third of all those questioned believed the night was overrated and one in four had no firm plans at all.
Jacqui Lewis, regional crime director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "Being flexible about new Year's Eve plans is a very risky strategy when it comes to drugs.
"We urge teenagers and young people not to take drugs.
"But if they are contemplating it, talk to FRANK on 0800 77 66 00 or visit talktofrank.com before New Year's Eve, even if they think they want to go with the flow or be influenced by their mates in other respects on the night.
"It's really important to get hold of the facts before trying anything, particularly for the first time."
The Government-supported service has issued youngsters with the following advice for a safe New Year's Eve:
* Before going out with friends, agree you will all look out for each other.
* If you do take any drugs, tell your friends what you have taken as it could help save your life.
* Plan your journey to and from home and only use licensed taxi firms.
* Avoid going to a club, pub or party alone.
* Don't travel with a driver who may have been drinking or taking drugs.
* Make sure somebody knows where you are going and what time you should get home.
* Think twice before leaving a pub or party with someone you have only just met.