Information and harm reduction
At talktofrank.com you can search for information on every drug and there’s a confidential phone helpline and live chat service.
Practical advice about legal highs and other drugs can be found at drugscience.org.uk.
The Global Drug Survey’s High-Way Code provides harm reduction advice based on user experiences and findings from their annual drug surveys.
Talking with your children about drugs: A Parent’s Guide
Mentor UK, the UK’S leading voice in preventing drug and alcohol misuse among young people, provide Information for parents and carers at their website.
Adfam, the UK support network for families affected by drugs and alcohol, also provide helpful advice and information in the What should I do? section of their website.
‘Loaded Gun’ video, 12 minutes
Introducing VSA and the personal and social issues that surround it for Key Stages 3 & 4. This video investigates the ramifications of VSA on three families. View.
‘Silent Killer’ video, 7 minutes
Introducing VSA and the personal and social issues that surround it for Key Stages 3 & 4. This video looks at the personal cost of VSA on one family and their local community. View.
Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances
NEPTUNE (Novel Psychoactive Treatment UK Network), 2015
New psychoactive substances (NPS) in prisons: A toolkit for prison staff
Public Health England, 2015
Guidance on restricting the supply of nitrous oxide for recreational use
Home Office, 2014
European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS)
The European Prevention Standards Partnership, 2015, Resources to support quality in prevention
The Psychoactive Substances Act
Home Office, 2016, The documents relating to New Psychoactive Substances Act and draft Bill.
‘Out of Sight? … not out of mind’: Children, Young People and Volatile Substance Abuse
DH, HO, DfeS, 2005, A Framework for VSA.