Drugs and drug misuse

Drug misuse can be very harmful to your health and some drug users do develop a dependence. People who are dealing with dependency usually:

  • feel the need for the drug regularly
  • have a constant supply of it
  • have failed to stop using
  • will do things they normally wouldn't do (such as stealing). 

Cambridgeshire Inclusion

Cambridgeshire Inclusion offer free and confidential support to residents of Cambridgeshire aged 18 and over.

Inclusion is for anyone who:

  • Is worried about their alcohol or drug use.
  • Wants support to cut down or stop.
  • Tried to give up on their own and finding it hard.

Inclusion offer different ways to get involved and support their work; volunteering and recovery champion development opportunities.

You can book to see a member of staff from Inclusion by calling 0300 555 0101 or by receiving a referral from a health professional.

Find out more about Cambridgeshire Inclusion

Further information for young people

Find out the effects, the risks and the law of drugs.

Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drug advice. If you’re looking for advice, this is a good place to start.

If you’re feeling under pressure to take drugs, here’s how to deal with it.

NHS Livewell has more information. 

CASUS screening tool for young people

Size: 931.00 KB File format: pdf

CASUS guide for professionals

Size: 3.35 MB File format: pdf

Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS)

If you are worried about your own or someone else's drug or alcohol use, please call for support services for under 18s:

  • CASUS South: Cambridge, South and East Cambridgeshire: 01223 214 614
  • CASUS North: Huntingdonshire and Fenland: 01480 415 278

Find out more about the Cambridgeshire Drug and Alcohol Team.

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