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Talking about alcohol & drugs

Understanding alcohol and drugs use can help you talk to your loved one

Alcohol and Drugs are widely available throughout Scotland. It is important to find out the facts about alcohol & drugs rather than relying on the media which can often be biased and inaccurate in its reporting.

Those who misuse alcohol & drugs can and do recover from their addictions. People can use some illegal drugs without coming to harm, although there are risks involved.

If you are concerned that a loved one may be misusing alcohol or using drugs this section will provide you with information on the signs of drug use, basic alcohol and drugs awareness and understanding drug use.

Being informed about alcohol & drugs may help you to talk to your loved one. Talking to a loved one about alcohol & drugs section provides advice on how to do this.