Drug and/or Alcohol Intervention: Useful Contact Information

For an A-Z of drugs and solvents: www.drugscope.corg.uk contains an online drugs encyclopaedia as well as up-to-date news items about drugs and drug use, FAQs, and the opportunity to order literature in languages other than English.

For information about whether you are/are not an addicted drug user, as well as details of free and confidential meetings and support, Narcotics Anonymous may be contacted on www.ukna.org or telephone: 0300 999 1212 for this 24×7 service.

Cocaine Anonymous is a similar service as Narcotics Anonymous but there is a focus on users for whom cocaine is their primary drug choice, although they also welcome users of any “mind altering substance” including other drugs and alcohol. Their website is www.cauk.org.uk or telephone: 0800 612 0225

Advice and support for problem drinkers can be found at www.al-anonuk.org.uk, which operates a similar program as Narcotics and Cocaine Anonymous, but deals mainly with alcohol misuse. They welcome the family, spouse, children or friends of alcoholics, regardless of whether the drinker recognizes a problem exists.

The National Drugs Helpline can be contacted on 0800 77 66 00

Help and advice is also available in the following languages: Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu and Welsh but on separate numbers at specified times, contact the main number for more details, if required.

If you are worried about yourself, a family member or friend, and need someone to talk to, either specifically about drugs, or perhaps in more broad terms, such as relationship, financial or other concerns, the Samaritans can be contacted on 0845 790 9090, or via their website www.samaritans.org