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Substance misuse

There's various support and advice available to help you

If you, or someone you know needs support and advice on drugs, there’s various support and advice available to help you.

What are the risks?

All drugs carry risks, and you never know how your body will react to a drug. Some drugs put pressure on your heart and breathing which can lead to heart failure. Some drugs are new, and their harms may not be fully known. Sometime, drugs don’t contain what you think they do, and they can include lots of nasty chemicals that could cause serious harm. You can find out more about the risks on the FRANK website.

What support is available?

Our drug services can help you decide what you need to do to change your drug use. We offer:

  • access to substitute prescribing medication
  • general healthcare advice and information
  • complimentary therapies
  • support with housing, employment, education, training and benefits
  • information about serices user support groups
  • services based at local health settings like GP surgeries, health centres or pharmacies.

If you are worried about your drug use, or someone else’s drug habits, then you can speak to the following people for support:

Your GP will be able to give advice and talk you through support available

Healthy Sandwell will be able to signpost to local services. Contact us today to speak to one of the team.

If you need someone to call about drugs, FRANK are available all day, every day on 0300 123 6000. They provide friendly, confidentail advice about drugs

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