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Getting help

Getting help

If you worry that you, or someone close to you, is developing a problem with drugs or alcohol help is available.

Frank provides lots of useful information, as well as advice on staying drug-free, dealing with peer pressure as well as support for those concerned their drug use may be harmful or risky.

You can contact the Samaritans if you, or anyone you know, is feeling suicidal as a result of drugs, alcohol, addiction or any other factors.

ChildLine provides information on drugs, including sources of help.

But please always remember that in an emergency you must call 999.

If you’re feeling under pressure to take drugs, or drink alcohol, don’t forget that you can say no. You’re your own person and you’re not ‘sad’ or a ‘loser’ if you choose not to. Genuine friends won’t force you to do things you don’t want to.

You can talk to your GP, local CAHMs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and other local health services for advice and medical support on a range of drug and alcohol abuse issues.

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