There are lots of resources online which can help you find out more about alcohol and drugs. We’ve summarised some of the ones you might like to look at below.
Help and advice about alcohol
Check out how much you are drinking, how it could harm your health, and how to reduce how much you drink by looking at these websites:
- One You – advice on easy ways to drink less
- Drinkaware – calculate how much you drink and compare your drinking to the rest of the UK, and learn how many calories you consume from alcohol
- Live Well Stay Well – talk with someone about your drinking and your lifestyle
There are lots of downloadable apps and tools to help you track your drinking and make changes. Here are some which you may like to try.
- Drinkaware app - track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking
If you are pregnant, or are a parent and are worried about a young person’s alcohol use, these websites can help you.
- Advice on drinking while pregnant – learn how alcohol can affect your unborn baby
- Advice from Drinkaware on talking to your child about alcohol and strategies to help prevent your child drinking alcohol underage
- Switch Bucks – local advice and support for young people who are drinking
Information about drugs
The following websites provide advice on drugs and how to find local treatment for drugs
- Frank – National drug information service with fact files and FAQs.
Support for drugs and alcoholIf you or someone you love needs support with alcohol or drugs check out these websites:
- One Recovery Bucks – local advice and support
- Switch Bucks – local advice and support for young people who are taking drugs
- Alcoholics Anonymous – offers long term help and friendship to those in recovery via its 30 meetings in Buckinghamshire.
- Narcotics Anonymous – help for anyone with a drug problem
Support for families impacted by drugs or alcohol
If your family is being impacted by drugs or alcohol misuse, check out:
- The One Recovery Bucks Families and Carers Service jointly delivered with Switch Bucks – it has a range of services where you can get the right help for you and your family. It can provide face to face, drop-in, telephone and email advice and support. It has support groups for carers and can offer signposting to specialist carers assessments. It enables carers and families to form and access community networks; provides parenting skills interventions; and can offer training for those who wish to volunteer in the service.