Help with drugs issues including needle exchanges
If you're worried that you, or someone you know could have a drug problem the first thing to do is talk to a GP. A doctor will be able to carry out an assessment and offer you treatment, or refer you to a specialist.
Many drug treatment services do accept self-referrals, so you may be able to go to them directly without seeing a GP.
Where can I get help locally?
Local GP - for all kinds of advice and information about drugs issues find a GP service near you.
APAS - the Alcohol Problems Advisory Service offer support for alcohol and drug users. Call 0115 941 4747
Compass - helps young people and adults to recover from drugs and alcohol. You can call them on 0800 008 7453 (freephone), or drop in to see them at -
Where can I get help nationally?
FRANK- National Drugs Helpline gives you all the information on drugs and getting help. For friendly, confidential advice call 0300 123 6600, text82111
NHS Choices - for information and advice on drugs, alcohol and health issues.
A confidential needle exchange service is available at a number of places.
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