Worried about your own drug or alcohol use, or someone close to you whose use of drugs or alcohol is affecting you? We can provide advice and support to help you regain control of your life.
It’s normal to want to know more about drugs and alcohol when you’re young. Whether you just want to know more about what they are and what they can do, or you’ve tried some and you’re worried about the effect they’ve had on you. Whether you’ve found our site because you’re concerned about your own, or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, we can help you get the information you’re
Alcohol and tobacco are probably the most commonly used drugs. They are addictive and legal. They’re not the only legal drugs which can cause problems, even medicines like painkillers and sleeping tablets can be addictive if they are not used in the way they were prescribed. More on this issue in our section ‘legal highs’.
Other legal substances, like petrol and glue, can be very harmful. See our section on volatile substances below for more information.
Most people in Northumberland aren’t using illegal drugs, however, for those who are experiencing problems because of illegal drug use, we can help. Find out more in our ‘drug advice’ section.
If you’re not sure where you fit, just get in touch, we can come and see you wherever you feel most comfortable meeting, or we can chat through whatever it is you’d like to discuss on the phone if you prefer.
Are you worried about your drug and alcohol use?
Take our quick quiz below to decide whether you need to seek advice. Answer honestly!
Do you think about drugs and alcohol every day?
Is it hard to say ‘no’ if it is offered to you?
Do you take drugs, or drink alcohol, when you are on your own?
Does taking drugs, or drinking alcohol, get in the way of everything else that you do?
If you have answered ‘yes’ any of these questions, then you may want to contact us.
Are you worried about someone else’s drug and/or alcohol use? Sorted Screening Tool