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Links to Drugs Help

What is This Page?

The Poison Garden website aims to stimulate discussion about the issues surrounding substance abuse but is not the place for individuals to try and find help dealing with their own substance abuse issues, or those of a loved one. The first section gives links to sites dealing with substance use in general. Further down the page are links to sites intended to offer help to individuals. Their inclusion does not mean this site believes the advice they give is always accurate or helpful.

Information Sites

The following sites offer information of the issue of substance abuse rather than help for individuals. (Clicking any of these links will take you away from The Poison Garden website is not responsible for the content of external links.)

Transform Drug Policy Foundation

ESPAD – the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs

National Drug Treatment Monitoring System

Independent Scientific Committee on Drug (ISCD)

UK Drug Policy Commission

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

The Beckley Foundation

Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform

The Independent Drug Monitoring Unit

Children of the Drug War

Twitter Accounts to Follow

The following organisations use Twitter to draw attention to relevant publications and stories concerning substance use.

Follow @TransformDrugs Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Follow @BeckleyDrugs The Beckley Foundation

Follow @DamonHRI Damon Barrett - editor of 'Children of the Drug War'

Follow @ProfDavidNutt Professor David Nutt  - Chair, ISCD

Follow @IDMU_UK The Independent Drug Monitoring Unit

Follow @CopsSayLegalize Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Individual Information and Advice

The following is a list, in no particular order, of a number of sites where individual assistance may be available. (Clicking any of these links will take you away from The Poison Garden website is not responsible for the content of external links.)

Talk to Frank

UK Department of Health


Alcohol Concern

Alcoholics Anonymous

APAS (Alcohol Problems Advisory Service)

Action on Addiction

Cocaine Anonymous Scotland

Scottish Drug Services


Smokefree - the NHS stop smoking site

Quit - The UK charity that helps people give up smoking

'You Can Stop Smoking' from Health Scotland

The Hypnotherapy Directory page on addictions

Need More Help?

This is only a small selection of the services which can be found. If you have a problem with substance use help is available.