When we talk about 'Drugs' on this site, we are referring to any substance you might take to alter your perception, mood or feelings.  Not all drugs are illegal, for example: alcohol; cigarettes; solvents and drugs prescribed for you by your doctor. Even legal drugs can be dangerous and addictive. Just because a drug is legal, it doesn't mean it's safe!

For more information about drugs and alcohol Talk to Frank  

If  you have a concern about your own or someone else's drug or alcohol use you can talk to your school nurse or youth support worker. They will be able to get you the help and support you need. You can also contact Changing Lives or Spectrum Community Health CIC 

York Carers Centre supports carers of people with substance misuse issues

Another useful source is Addiction Helper their focus is on caring for and supporting both individuals and the families of those suffering from addiction. They operate a free helpline called “Addiction Helper” staffed by qualified counsellors and recovered addicts.