Getting help

There are many ways you can get advice or help if you:

  • Want information to understand the risks of your drug use or drinking
  • Want to talk to someone about questions or concerns you have
  • Are worried about a friend or loved one’s use

Talk to a parent or friend

You don’t have to do this alone! Find someone you can trust to speak to who can listen to your worries and might be able to help you find out more or get help.

Talk to your School Counsellor or Youth Worker

They can help you find the answers to your questions or just provide you with a listening ear.  They could also help you to approach a SMART worker for advice if you feel you need to.

Speak to a Young Persons Worker

Many community drug and alcohol services will have dedicated professionals to help young people. They will listen to what you have to say and provide you with information about drugs and alcohol.  Talk to FRANK to find your local support service and for information about all drugs. 

If you are working with the YOS (Young Offenders Service), ask them for advice

The YOS Team can give you advice and put you in touch with a SMART worker if you need it.

Some tools to help you think about your use

Here are a few tools that might help you think about your use:

 Drugs  Alcohol
Drug Use Diary Drinking Diary – Young people
Pros and Cons of Cutting Down worksheet Pros and Cons of Cutting Down worksheet

Other useful places to get information

For honest information about drugs talk to Frank

Videos and experiences shared by young people

Find out how you can reduce the impact of drugs on your health

In-depth information about drugs

Information and support to help cope with difficult feelings, bullying, relationships and school/college

Support for young minds whatever challenges you are facing

Text service offering crisis mental health support for any age 

Details of NHS Mental health charities and organisations

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