Re-Solv provides a range of services and resources including:
- support for anyone whose life is affected by solvent abuse, directly or indirectly
- professional training for services, community groups and volunteers
- education and young people’s outreach
- community projects such our work in Stafford
We also publish a range of resources, listed below, which you are welcome to download and use. If you would like printed quantities, or resources tailored to your organisation’s needs, please do get in touch.
In the list below, we’ve also included a number of resources from other organisations that you might also find useful.
Information and harm reduction
Solvent Abuse: the Lowdown
Poppers: the Lowdown
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.
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.
VSA School Policy Guidance
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.