Parent Help

There are a range of national agencies which provide help and information and we've listed these below.

National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00
textphone/minicom 0800 917 8765.

This service is also provided in Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Cantonese at specific times. See the website for further details.

Narcotics Anonymous - 0207 824 892
Release - 24 hour legal helpline - 0207 7299904
Drugscope - 0207 928 9500
Adfam - 0207 928 8899
National Drinks Helpline - 0345 320202
Dial & Listen - 0500 80 18 02
Lifeline for Parents - 0800 716 701

If you want to find out more about drugs issues and young people, there is a lot of information available on the Internet.
Two sites which you might find helpful are and

There are also resources available which can help your discussions with your children as well as providing an opportunity for learning.
Bolton LEA uses Experiment 22, a CD ROM which provides a fun learning game for children and plenty of information for parents.

The inclusion of an organisation or activity on this site does not imply any approval or endorsement of the organisation or activity.

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