For anyone struggling with drugs or solvent misuse, or suspect someone of such behaviour, it is a worrying and stressful time. The websites below can help guide you on spotting the signs of drugs and solvent abuse, as well as giving guidance on what to do and where to find support.

A government-run organisation providing straight-talking information about drugs, and advice for drug users, parents and carers. Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers). Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.

A national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It can advise you about financial worries, understanding how to help during different stages of recovery, and coping with difficult behaviour.

Families Anonymous
Runs local support groups for the family and friends of people with a current, suspected or former drug problem. Helpline number: 0845 1200 660