Stay safe over the holidays!
Christmas can be a difficult time for those affected by substance misuse. With friends, family and colleagues likely to be drinking heavily over the festive period and stresses such as finances and family problems surfacing, some people may choose to increase their alcohol or drug consumption as a coping mechanism.
If you do plan to drink or use, here’s some advice on staying safe throughout the party season.
If you need support over the festive season, there are loads of services who can help you.
- If you require emotional support call the Samaritans on 116 123.
- If you urgently need help but it’s not a life-threatening situation, call 111.
- In an emergency, call 999.