If you are worried that you may be drinking too much alcohol, you can check your intake, start a drink diary and get tips on reducing your drink levels. Visit https://www.onesmallstep.org.uk/services/alcohol
If you are taking any illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine or heroin find out how these drugs are affecting your body and what help you can get to stop taking them. Visit http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/drugs/Pages/Drugshome.aspx
If you are a veteran or a serving member of the armed forces, you may also be interested in looking at www.devonforcesfamily.org.uk
Get information and support by phone
Aerosols and solvents
If you would like to take the first steps towards drinking or smoking less and need a little support, try the OneSmallStep healthier lifestyle service www.onesmallstep.org.uk
Chapter 1 is a national organisation which provides drug and alcohol services in Devon. Find out more at www.chapter1.org.uk
Freedom Community Alliance run the Freedom Day Centre in Barnstaple.
The Open Door Centre in Exmouth offers a number of services to people, including addicts, such as housing and financial advice, low cost food, clothes store, showering and laundry facilities, and a community cafe. www.opendoorexmouth.org.uk
Honiton Community Action Trust provides local mentoring and support for those living with alcohol or drug addiction. For more information go to http://devon.cc/communityactiontrust
Talking to someone can help with an addiction issue. If you would like to speak to a counsellor, The Counselling Directory lists professionals who provide talking therapy services in Devon.
If you are having trouble with your drinking or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings throughout Devon. Find out where at www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk or phone 0800 9177 650
Drink Wise Age Well, Devon aims to help people over 50 create a sensible relationship with alcohol. Find out more at http://drinkwiseagewell.org.uk
These organisations provide support nationally:
Support for families
Some organisations offer support for the families and children of people with drug and alcohol problems.
Al-Anon provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. You can find your nearest meeting at www.al-anonuk.org.uk or phone 020 7403 0888.
Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs or alcohol.
You may prefer to get information and advice online.
FRANK for friendly, confidential drugs advice and online chat.
TheSite has non-judgmental facts and advice about drink and drugs.
Solve It deals with help and advice about solvent abuse.
OneSmallStep take the first steps towards drinking less