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Help and support - drugs

21 August 2017

Talk to Frank - information on any drug or alcohol related issue. You can call their free and confidential 24 hour helpline on 0800 776600, email and even text them.

NHS Smokefree - for friendly, practical advice on giving up smoking. Free helpline on 0800 022 4332.

Alateen - provides advice for teenagers whose lives are affected by someone else’s alcohol problem, whether it is a family or a friend.

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics - provides advice and support to children who are concerned about a parent who has a drinking problem.

Childline - provides help and advice to young people on a whole range of issues, including drugs and alcohol. Call them free on 0800 1111.

The Samaritans - provide a 24 hour service for anyone who is worried or anxious and doesn’t know who to talk to.

If you look after a parent or relative who has a problem with alcohol or drugs, you should visit our Essex Young Carers web page. It gives advice and support and you can even meet up with other young carers for activities and days out.