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I need information about alcohol and Drugs

Drinking too much can cause serious health problems, as well as affecting your work, family and social life. These services are available to help.

Alcohol is readily available but you may be surprised that drinking relatively small quantities regularly can cause serious health problems as well as contributing to injuries.  Heavy drinking can affect your work and can cause problems for your family and friends.  Children and partners are often affected by heavy drinking by a family member. Sometimes you may feel under pressure to drink heavily with your friends. Here are some national and local services which can give you information about drinking, and which are available locally to support and help people who have problems with drinking. Some also offer support to families affected by drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 769 7555

Phone: 0800 917 8282


Sometimes people tell you some drugs are safe and won’t cause you harm. It’s important to have accurate information. You can get this in confidence and anonymously. Talk to FRANK for help, advice and information.

The website can give you a quick introduction to some of the most commonly used drugs (plus some of the drugs that cause the most harm). You can find out about the risks of taking them, their legal status, and the effects they have. There is an A-Z of substances that tells you what they look like, how they are used, how addictive they are, and more.

Their helpline can give you advice land confidential information to anyone who has questions about drugs.  FRANK is not there to frighten you or tell you what to do. It will give you the information you need to help you decide what to do.

Phone: 0800 77 66 00

Asking for help is the first step. Contact your local drug and alchohol services in Barking and Dagenham

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