Adults Affected

Do you feel impacted by someone using drugs or alcohol and need support?

Many people panic if they suspect or find out that a loved one is misusing drugs or alcohol. It can be frightening because of the potential risks but the best thing to do is to stay calm, talk to your loved one and try to find out the facts about their use.

Parents remember – although illegal drugs are widely available, only a very small percentage of young people actually go on to develop dependency problems.

Below are some of the most common signs and symptoms of drug or alcohol use.

Physical signs

 Behavioural signs

It is important to state that all of the above signs and symptoms may be linked to alcohol and/or drug use. However they may just be signs of your young person just being a young person. The only way to find out is to ask carefully and compassionately. Call us on 0300 123 33 60 or email us and we can guide you through this.