Substance misuse

Use this guide to find help and support in overcoming alcohol and drug-related issues.


Worried about drug misuse?

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term.

Find out more about the effects of drugs


Misuse of drugs can lead to serious addiction.

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. According to the charity Action on Addiction, one in three people are addicted to something.

Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.

How you can get help

Addiction and substance misuse are treatable and there are lots of ways that you can seek help: