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Drug Misuse

In 2010/11 drugs were responsible for 1,784 deaths in England and Wales, destroying thousands of relationships, families and careers.

Currently the most commonly used drugs in the UK are:-

If you need help to talk about drugs with your child or have a drug problem, there is a lot of support and help available. A good place to start is to visit your family doctor. Alternatively, you can ring the FRANK helpline on 0800 776600 for more information about drugs and the different options available. The confidential helpline is open every day, 24 hours a day.  Calls are free from land lines and some mobiles.  A free copy of the Parent's Guide to Drugs is also available by calling FRANK.

For more information please contact Addaction - details to the left of this page.


Related documents

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[2Mb] Addaction Leaflet Drugs & Alcohol
[3Mb] Addaction Service Cards Drugs & Alcohol
[1Mb] Double Academy Impact Drugs & Alcohol
[308kb] Alcohol and Drug Strategy - 2014 - 2019 Alcohol and Drug Strategy 2014 - 2019

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.