Advice & Resources

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Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK is a UK alcohol charity. Their website has lots of information about alcohol and details of help and support available. They also run Dry Ja...

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous are concerned with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of people dependent on alcohol.

Break the Cycle

30 tear-off cards for injectors who don’t want to encourage others to start injecting.

Cocaine and Crack FAQs

What is the difference between cocaine and crack?

Cocaine and the Heart

A guide for people who have experienced a heart problem.


Drinkaware is an alcohol education charity that works to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK by helping people make better choices about their drinking....

Drug related emergencies

You may need to do different things to help someone in a drug related emergency, depending on their appearance and behaviour.

Everything you need to know about Cannabis

This leaflet is aimed at young people who want to make an informed decision about cannabis, but can’t be bothered to spend longer than ten minutes being infor...

Get Self Help

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self-help and therapy resources,

Helps you to better mental and emotional health through free guides and tools on a wide range of topics like loss, sleep, stress and relationship break-ups...

Heroin FAQs

Heroin. Chemical name, diamorphine hydrochloride – a product of the opium poppy.

How to go out drinking

The vast majority of people go out drinking and have a good time without ever coming to any harm, but . . .

I Am Only Human 3

Watch behind the scenes footage of SSJ clients taking part in the I Am Only Human 3 film making course, organised by the Portsmouth Film Society and funded by...

Injecting Anabolic Steroids

Injecting anabolic steroids – step-by-step visual guide

Injecting and Infections

If you inject please read this booklet.

Legal High Use

A legal high can become subject to a new law called a Temporary Class Drug Order (TCDO).

Legal Highs for people in mental health crisis

It says “Not for Human Consumption” on the packet, because legal highs have never been tested on humans.

Living Life to the Full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel...

Living with Spice

A guide by and for people who use synthetic cannabinoids.

Mental Illness – Alcohol and Drugs

This story is about Jason and the role that alcohol and a range of other drugs play in his life and his illness.

Mental Illness – Cannabis

This story is about David and the role that cannabis plays in his life and his illness.

Mental Illness – Heroin and Crack

This story is about a man they call ‘God’ and the role that heroin and crack plays in his life and his illness.


Provides a way to monitor and record your daily activities and mood levels. There’s a light version which is free.

Narcotics Anonymous

We are Narcotics Anonymous in the United Kingdom & Channel Islands. If you have a problem with drugs, we are recovering drug addicts who can help you get...

Needle Safe Instructions

For 1ml Nevershare, and Omnican syringes.

NHS Mental Health resources

On the NHS Mental Health resources website, you can read about self-help guides, tools, and activities to improve your mental health.


People often die from overdoses because other people don’t know what to do to help.

Overdose – what to do

If you act quickly and do the right thing, deaths from overdose can be prevented. This leaflet helps explain what to do

Preventing Overdose with Naloxone

Important information for anyone who has been given naloxone to use to prevent overdose.


Rebound is a confidential, friendly support group for carers or family members affected by a loved one’s drinking or drug-taking.

Safer Steroids – Polish

Information postcard on safer anabolic steroid use, advice on reducing the risk of injecting into muscle, and side effects.


A speedball is crack (or cocaine) and heroin injected together in one shot.

The Detox Handbook

Basic information you need if you are coming off, or thinking about coming off, any of the opiate drugs such as heroin or methadone.

Treatment Choices – Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is sold in the UK under the trade name Subutex. It is a long-acting opiate that you take as a pill that dissolves under the tongue.

Treatment Choices – Methadone

Methadone takes about four days from the start of treatment to build up in your system and to give full effect.

Understanding volatile substances

You may feel, though, that you need help right now and want to know where to get that help.

What and Why – Amphetamine

Amphetamine is a synthetic stimulant drug.

What and Why – Cannabis

Cannabis is a bushy green plant whose sap and leaves contain the psychoactive compound delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What and Why Crack and Cocaine

Cocaine and crack cocaine are the same drug in different forms. The drug is manufactured from the leaves of both the Erythroxylum coca and Erythroxylum novagr...

What and Why Ecstasy

Ecstasy is sold as tablets or capsules in a variety of shapes and colours. The tablets often have imprints which identify the ‘brand’.

What and Why Harm Reduction

The term harm reduction was adopted in the 1980s to describe the activities of services that were developed to limit the spread of HIV amongst injecting drug...

What and Why Heroin

Heroin is made from the sap of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, which has been the most effective painkiller known to medicine for at least 7000 years. Th...

What and Why Methadone

Methadone is one of a large number of drugs that have been manufactured to mimic one or more of the effects of natural opium. It is a much longer-acting drug...

When things go wrong – injecting and infections

If you inject street drugs, injuries and infections are part of the game. This leaflet helps explain what can happen and what to do.