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Are you worried about your or someone else's drug use?

If you would like help and support online, we offer a tool to check out your use and chat room support from trained volunteers and staff.

If you would like to find face to face support in your area, in Scotland you can check out the Scottish Drug Services Directory.

Useful Numbers

If you would like to talk to someone by phone you can call Crew on 0131 220 3404 Monday to Friday (10am-4pm) or the Know the Score helpline on 0800 587 5879

For immediate help and support, you can call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or call NHS 24 on 111

If things go wrong...

If someone you know is experiencing a bad reaction to drugs, keep them calm, sit them down somewhere quiet and reassure them – bad reactions can be scary but it is important to remain calm. If someone is feeling drowsy, keep them awake (don't give them coffee or a cold bath) and reassure them.

If their condition does not improve and especially if they fall unconscious, call an ambulance immediately by dialling 999. If it is safe, place them in the recovery position. Make sure that you stay with the person and tell medical staff what they have taken. Be honest!

Risky Sex?

Some drugs can make you feel loved up and others can lower your inhibitions meaning you might take less care when having sex. Reduce the risk by carrying condoms, dams or lube with you- just in case!

If you have had unprotected sex, find out where you can get a check up or free contraception (for next time!) by visiting www.sexualhealthscotland.co.uk.

If you stay in Edinburgh remember CREW is a c:card point which means we have can give out free contraception to those over the age of 13.