If you would like anonymous, personalised feedback on your current drug usage please go to the following website to complete a questionnaire – click here.
If you feel that substance use is having a bad effect on your life in some way it might be worth looking to see what changes you want to make.
If your drug use has become more frequent, if people close to you comment on your use, if you use drugs to manage or hide feelings and if you have tried to cut down or stop but found it too difficult, it may be time to seek support.
Your next step is deciding to make a change, which may mean making many changes. You might have to reassess how you handle stress and problems, who your friends are and how you’ll spend your free time. But with the right support, positive change is possible.
If you would like to talk about your drug usage please complete our online self-referral form, so we can make contact with you and offer the support that you need.
My Crew website provides impartial information around drug use with a focus on cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and new psycho-active substances. It also provides some great tips for how you can stay safe and reduce risks. It can be found here.
Other useful links:
- SMART recovery: http://www.smartrecovery.org.uk/
- Narcotics Anonymous: http://ukna.org/meetings-search
- Cocaine Anonymous: http://www.cauk.org.uk/meetings/wtf.asp
- MIND, mental health charity: http://www.mind.org.uk/
- Smoking cessation: https://www.kick-it.org.uk/
Legal Highs (Novel Psychoactive Substances – NPS)
Previously referred to as so called ‘legal highs’, Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are drugs deliberately designed using ingredients (chemicals) which replicate the effects of illegal substances, such as cannabis or cocaine.
A psychoactive substance is defined in the law as a drug which is capable of affecting a person’s mental functioning or emotional state, but is not currently controlled as a class A, B or C drug. Turning Point have produced a guide to Psychoactive Substances, Steroids, Cannabis and Alcohol.