Drugs and Alcohol

A list of local and national links to charities and partners who can provide help and guidance for those affect by illegal drug taking and drinking too much alcohol on a regular basis.

Please be aware that rehabilitation services may be provided by private clinics and consequently may involve a charge. Please also be aware that sites which help you find a service provider may charge a commission to that provider.

Devon and Cornwall Police are NOT accountable for the content of external websites and we do not recommend any particular service.



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  • Action on Addiction

    Are a national charity which offers residential rehab and community based addiction treatment.

  • rehabonline 

    Rehab Online is a directory of residential rehabilitation services for adult drug and/or alcohol misusers in England and Wales. It will give you information about these services, whether you are a member of the public, a professional or a service user.

  • Adfam: families drugs and alcohol

    Provides support and information specifically for families affected by drug and alcohol use. It is their ultimate goal that no family in need of support should go without it.


    "Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died..."

  • Alcohol change

    Alcohol Change is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Our goal is to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol. We have an ambitious long-term aim to change the drinking culture in this country.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

  • Club Drug Clinic

    This is a national service for people who have begun to experience problems with their use of recreational drugs.

  • Drinking with Charlie

    Introducing Cocaethylene, a third drug created when alcohol and cocaine meet and in this case three is definitely a crowd.

  • Druglink specialist misuse services

    Druglink’s objective is to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of those misusing drugs & alcohol, their families and the communities in which they live, by providing a diverse and responsive range of services.

  • Favor.uk

    We are a national charity made up of individuals in recovery, their friends, families and community recovery organisations.

  • Know your limits
  • Mentor UK: Mentor is the UK’s leading charity working to prevent alcohol and drug misuse among children and young people.
  • National Institute on Drug abuse: the science of drug abuse & addiction

    "Driving facts: Drugged driving. Use of any psychoactive (mind-altering) drug makes it highly unsafe to drive a car and is illegal—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts at risk not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road."

  • The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA)

    A special health authority within the NHS, established by Government in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England.

  • NHS alcohol advice

    The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) is a special health authority within the NHS, established by Government in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England.

  • Netmums.com : Teenagers: smoking and drugs

    "Aside from the usual peer pressure and the incessant need to be 'cool' or considered 'edgy' and 'fun', many teenagers are simply curious about the buzz or 'high' they can achieve from taking drugs..."

  • Parenting support centre Teenage Drinking
  • Public Health England
  • Teens and Drugs: What a Parent Can Do to Help

    "Like most parents, you’ve probably been dealing with the symptoms (hair, dress, curfews, and contraband), not the deeper problems (feelings, peer pressures, family dynamics, addiction). You will be in a much better position to come up with solutions if you have a better idea of what the real problems are..."

  • Quit Smoking Community: Kicking the habit together
  • Talking about drugs with your child

    "It can be difficult to talk about drugs with your kids, but a few key pointers can make it a whole lot easier. Use these tips to help you talk openly about drugs with your child"

  • The dangers of drug driving an interactive site

    "A test known as the Drugalyser® is due to be introduced into police traffic proceedings, to help police detect and tackle drug-driving offences at the roadside. With this in mind, Evans Halshaw provides this guide to how different drugs can affect your driving ability - and why you shouldn't get behind the wheel if you're under the influence."

  • Talk to Frank

    The Frank helpline provides free, confidential advice, counselling and referral to specialist services 24 hours a day. The Talk to Frank website also has a facility for finding organisations in your local area that can help you.

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