Cannabis: the facts

How cannabis affects you, the risks, plus where to find help if you are trying to quit weed.

Drug addiction: getting help

If you have a drug problem, there's a lot of help and support available. Here's where to find it.

The effects of drugs

Find out about the most widely used illegal drugs in England and Wales, and how they affect your health.

Drugs and the brain

Experts talk about the effects of recreational drugs on the brain, from paranoia to depression.

Talking about drugs with your child

Tips to help you talk openly about drugs with your child.

Advice for the families of drug users

Advice for families or carers of drug users, including where to find further information and support.

Heroin: get help

Where to get help for heroin and opiate addiction, including information on methadone, talking therapies, self-help and rehab.

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Free audio guides to boost your mood

Moodzone mental wellbeing audio guides designed to help you better understand the problems you may be facing in your life

Benefits of talking therapy

Find out about counselling and talking therapies, and how they can help

Stop smoking

Help with quitting, including what your GP can do, local services and nicotine replacement therapies

Drinking and alcohol

Practical tips to help you cut down, plus information on low-risk drinking, how alcohol affects your health, and understanding units