Drugs

Addicted to drugs? Get help

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

Cannabis: the facts

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

Cocaine addiction: get help

Find out what NHS treatment is available if you want to stop using cocaine, crack and other stimulants, such as amphetamines.

Heroin addiction: get help

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

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.

How to talk to your child about drugs

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

Advice for families of drug users

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

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, how alcohol affects your health, and understanding units.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you