Useful drug and alcohol support websites
Comprehensive advice, information, free helpline, online support and access to drug and alcohol services across the UK.
- Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
- Freephone number 24 hours a day: 0845 4647
User friendly designed website focusing on drugs / drug use and how to get help.
- Website: www.talktofrank.com
- Freephone number, 24 hours a day in confidence. Tel: 0800 77 66 00
- Email: email@example.com
hiwecanhelp.comis a unique on-line hub providing frontline healthcare professionals with instant access to valuable information and resources supporting the successful facilitation of drug treatment programmes. hi was developed by a front line worker and DAT strategy manager with 15 years experience.
Action on AddictionCharity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns.
- Website: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
- Freephone number: 0300 330 0659
DrugSearch is DrugScope's online encyclopaedia of drugs and their history, effects and the law. Website also has listing for DrugScope publications to purchase.
Drugscope has a specific website for 11-14 year olds, which features fact files, games and videos. Dworld also has section for parent and treachers.
Includes an information resources page for professionals.
They have specific leaflets available for help on young people and drinking and info can be gained on areas like events, legislation, documents, grants available for interesting work and projects that are happening. Bookshop and Library on line as well.
RE-SOLV (The Society for the Prevention of
Solvent and Volatile Substance Abuse)
Website includes Interactive Training; Factsheets; Research; Resources for Schools; Publications and Weblinks.
The COOL SPOT
The young teensplace to go for information about alcohol and resisting peer pressure
A drug and alcoholtreatment charity. Includes druginformation, parent section, publications and links. The website has a list of local family supportservices.
A national organization working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. They provide direct support to families through publications, training, outreach work and sign posting to local support services.
Support for familiesand friends of problemdrinkers.
For young people who are affected by a problem drinker.
Blueprint is a research program that aims to find out what works in teaching young people about alcohol and drug use. Results of the research will be used to inform the development of drug education in England and build the worldwide evidence base.
Helpline for children and young people in danger or distress. Telephonecounselling for any child with any problem. 24 hour support, advice and referrals.
Raise awareness and understanding of substance misuse, the problems it creates and the ways to deal with these problems. Covers all of the drug field but includes articles on young people
National dink awareness site geared towards adults but has a lot of useful information and advice.
THE TRUTH ABOUT BOOZE
Is drinkaware’s website specifically for young people under 18yrs old.
Provides advice and information for anyone concerned about alcohol misuse. Advice on sensible drinking and information on services to help people cut down on their drinking. Leaflets and literature available.
- Tel: 0800 917 8282 Mon–Thu 09.00–23.00; Fri–Sun 24 hours a day
DRUG EDUCATION FORUM
The Drug Education Forum brings together national organizations from health, education, police and voluntary sectors that deliver orsupport the delivery of drug education.
Produce publications and a range of leaflets suitable for young people or parents/ carers/ professionals.
MENTORMentor is a leading drug prevention agency which works to improve thequality and availability of drug prevention work, and in doing so, help keep children and young people healthy. Mentor works to influence policy,spread good practice, conduct research and fund prevention initiatives and through all of these increase the awareness and profile of drug misuse prevention.
A freephone helpline offering support and information to anyone parenting a child. It also runs parenting courses.
The association provides a central support network for teachers of PSHE, giving them a focal point to receive advice, gather and share examples of good practice and promote existing guidance.
- This site provides information about a range of publications, training and consultancy products and services that aim to enable children and young people to achieve positive changes in their knowledge, attitudes, abilities, choices and behaviour. www.tacade.com
Includes resources for teachers on alcohol and drug education.
THINK ABOUT DRINK
Informative NHS site aboutalcohol aimed at young people.
An organisation which develops and promotes innovative non-formal education programs for and with young people – working with them to develop their potential.
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