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Cocaine use, even if it's casual, can soon lead to dependence. Two people describe how the drug nearly ruined their lives.
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If you have a drug problem, there's a lot of support and help available. Here's where to find it.
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Find out about the most widely used illegal drugs in England and Wales, and how they affect your health.
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Experts talk about the effects of recreational drugs on the brain, from paranoia to depression.
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Tips to help you talk openly about drugs with your child.
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Advice for families or carers of drug users, including where to find further information and support.
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in Britain. Find out about the risks.
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Ex-carers talk about their experience of helping their son recover from a heroin addiction
Where to get help for heroin and opiate addiction, including information on methadone, talking therapies, self-help and rehab.
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Find out about the health risks of taking legal highs and when you should seek medical help.
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Information and support for drug misuse
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Worried about your own or someone else's drug use? Get an NHS-reviewed app to help reduce the risk of harm
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Eight Moodzone mental wellbeing audio guides designed to help you better understand the problems you may be facing in your life
Find out about the benefits of different types of talking therapy, including counselling, psychotherapy and CBT
Help with quitting, including what your GP can do, local services and nicotine replacement therapies
Calculate your units, read about the health risks of drinking too much and find out where to get help and support
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