Families & Friends

Please don’t feel you have to cope alone.

We’re here to support anyone whose life is affected by solvent abuse (the misuse of gases, aerosols and solvents), whether they are misusing the products themselves, or affected by the behaviour of a family member or friend who is misusing.

You can find answers to all the most frequently asked questions about solvent abuse in our FAQs section.

Talk to us over the phone on 01785 810762 – we can always call you back to save your phone bill

You can also live chat with us, email a question to us, send us a text or WhatsApp on 07496 959930.

We can offer you support through telephone or online counselling.

We have also contributed to the FRANK publication: Gases, glues and aerosols: is your child at risk? What every parent needs to know which is available as a pdf here.

Useful links and information

ADFAM is a national charity offering information and support for the families of drug and alcohol users: www.adfam.org.uk

Talk to Frank is the government-funded drugs help and advice line: www.talktofrank.com 0800 776600

Rethink run a siblings network for those who have a brother or sister affected by mental illness: www.rethink.org

TESS is a text and email support service for girls and young women who self-injure: http://selfinjurysupport.org.uk

The Fire Service provide free home safety advice (bearing in mind volatile substances are flammable): www.fireservice.co.uk

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