Drugs Information – finding support

Thank you to all who attended the Drugs Information Evening last night.

Here are some useful resources for anyone looking to find out more information about drugs or alcohol. There are also links for sources of support.

Websites and Information

Talk to Frank

  • A-Z – including street names
  • General information about the drug
  • How you might feel
  • Effects on your body
  • How long it takes to work
  • How long the effects last
  • Common Risks
  • Mixing drugs
  • Also has a helpline


CREW’s aim is to reduce harm, challenge perceptions and help people make positive choices about their use of cannabis, stimulant and other social drugs and sexual health by providing non-judgemental, credible and up to date information and support.

Young Minds

  • What are the laws around drugs and alcohol?
  • How can drugs and alcohol affect my mental health?
  • How to tell if you have a problem with drugs or alcohol
  • What to do if you’re struggling with drugs or alcohol
  • Dealing with peer pressure around drugs and alcohol
  • Helping a friend who you think may have a drink or drug problem
  • Where to get help
  • Guide for parents

Helplines and Support Groups


  • Helpline for any problem. Call, chat or email online for a confidential call.

Drink Aware

  • Support, information and advice about the impact of alcohol on you, your family or friends. Free webchat service

We Are With You

  • Confidential support around issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health. Free webchat service.


  • Part of Alcoholics Anonymous, offering support for young people who have relatives and friends who are alcoholics.

Sources of Support

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Local support groups for people to share their experiences and find support with alcoholism.

Narcotics Anonymous

  • Information, support and advice about drug addiction. Support, information and advice about the impact of alcohol on you, your family or friends. Free webchat service


A helpline for families affected by alcohol or drug use

General Support with mental health and wellbeing


  • Offers support to young people with their mental health


  • Offers support to young people over 16 with mental health

Other Sources of Support

Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Service

  • Offers advice, support, treatment or just someone to talk to because of alcohol or drugs.

GP Surgery

  • Book an appointment with your local GP who can advise and offer a course of action and support.


  • Referrals to the Community Adolescent Mental Health Servide can be made for addiction by your GP, Guidance Teacher, or social worker.
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