Drug Related Concerns

UPDATED: 28.03.2024
In this section you can find support for Drug Related Concerns including Legal Highs and County Lines.


Providing support for families and friends of drug and alcohol users, including information on drugs, criminal justice system and support groups. 
Email: admin@adfam.org.uk

Cocaine Anonymous UK 

Memberships based organisation offering support to anyone who has been affected by cocaine addiction.
Helpline: 0800 612 0225 
Mobile: 0300 111 2285 
(lines open 10am - 10pm)
Email: helpline@cauk.org.uk

Drugs and Alcohol NI (Northern Ireland) 

Information on drug and alcohol treatment and support services available across Northern Ireland.


Supporting families, carers and friends affected by substance abuse.
Helpline: 0300 888 3853 (lines open 9am – 9pm) 

Drug Science 

Information about drugs from The Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs.  


FRANK provide information and support on drug concerns including listing of drugs under their street names and live chat online from 2 – 6pm daily.
Helpline: 0300 123 6600 (lines open 24 hours)
Online chat: (2pm – 6pm every day)
Email: frank@talktofrank.com
Text: 82111 
Frank – Legal Highs information 
Frank – Spiking information 
Frank – Cannabis  


Information and support for gay and bi men with drug problems. 

Government information about drugs penalties 

Government information on the classification of drugs and the penalties in the UK.

MS Society – Cannabis 

Information on different types of cannabis and their possible use for people with MS.

Narcotics Anonymous 

Self-support group for people who have struggled with drug problems.
Helpline: 0300 999 1212 (lines open 10am -12midnight)

National Crime Agency - County Lines 

Information from the NCA on ‘County Lines’ and the exploitation of young and vulnerable people. Includes what to do if you have concerns.

NHS – Lithium

Information on the mood stabilising prescription drug - lithium - and the possible side effects.

NHS - Steroids 

Information on the misuse of steroids and the side effects.

NSPCC – Children and Drugs 

NSPCC information for parents about how to discuss drugs with their children.


Advice about drugs and drug laws. 
Email: ask@release.org.uk 


Online, free and anonymous check and feedback on addiction. Check and research for yourself or a loved one.

Scotland – Know The Score  

Support information for drug concerns, for anyone based in Scotland.
Helpline: 0800 587 5879 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 4pm)

The Children’s Society – County Lines 

Information, advice and links to help children and young people who are at risk of, or victims of child criminal exploitation or county lines drug trafficking.

Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline  

Support information for alcohol and drugs concerns, for anyone based in Wales.
Helpline: 0808 808 22 34 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: Dan to 81066