What to do in an emergency
If your parent or carer needs medical help, call for an ambulance on 999. Tell the paramedics everything you know about the drugs they have taken, it could save their life. If there any drugs left give them to the paramedics as this could also help. You can find more information on the Frank website.
Your parent or carer’s substance misuse can change their behaviour and make them abusive and violent. It could also mean that you come in to contact with people who are dangerous. You have the right to be safe, if you ever feel in danger the call the police on 999.
Action on Addiction provide support to families who are affected by addiction. You can call them on 0300 330 0659, they have supported many young people whose parents or carers are misusing drugs. They will be able to advise you on what's going on and support you and your family.
AdFam – You can use their website to search for local support services for parent or carer drug misuse.
Drug Fam– They offer support to families affected by addiction. You can call their helpline on 0300 888 3853 from 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week.
Families Anonymous – They run online and face to face support groups for families affecting by drugs.
Frank – Get confidential advice on drugs by calling 0300 123 6600, texting 82111 or chatting online.
NHS – You can search for your local drug addiction support service.