Drugs and Alcohol

The issue of drug and alcohol misuse is frequently in the news and is a cause of great concern for many.

If you, or a friend, or family member have a drink or drug problem help is available locally:

 

One Recovery Bucks

One Recovery Bucks is for anyone aged 18 or over who is using, or affected by the problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol.

One Recovery Bucks is a partnership led by Inclusion that will provide an Integrated Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment service for individuals and families across the county. Inclusion are committed to promoting and supporting the involvement of service users at all levels in the delivery and design of treatment.

Tel: 01785 221 662, 
email: info@inclusionuk.org

One Recovery Bucks: Inclusion

DrugFam

DrugFam is a charity that offers support to families, friends and carers for those affected by substance misuse. A  Family Support Group is active in Chesham. The attached document provides the dates and times.

Tel: 0300 888 3853 (7 days a week 9am - 9pm)
email office@drugfam.co.uk

Switch Bucks

Switch Bucks is the new alcohol and drug service for young people in Buckinghamshire.

They provide the following services:

  • One to one individual support with a key worker
  • We can meet the young person wherever they feel most comfortable
  • Confidentiality
  • Information and advice
  • Family and carer support
  • Group work
  • Professional drug and alcohol training
  • Life skill development and AQA unit awards
  • Education, training and employment support including supported access to Connexions
  • General health support
  • Access to local activities including cooking, music, arts and crafts
  • Access to pharmacological support
  • Support dealing with the hidden harm caused by parental substance misuse
  • Involve other services as agreed

For more information please visit https://www.cranstoun.org/service/switch-bucks/

Unit Guidelines

Unit guidelines are the same for men and women, it is advised that you do not drink more than 14 units a week and include a few alcohol-free days.

The units in any alcoholic drink will be displayed on the product.

 

How to cut back

Cutting back on alcohol can improve your health, mental and physical well-being. There are lots of practical ways you can start to cut down and stay on track. For more information visit the Drink Aware website.

Responsible drinking means drinking enjoyably, sociably and moderately. It also means not drinking at all in situations where the effects of alcohol will put your own or someone else's safety or health at risk.

 

Psychoactive substances (Was known as legal highs)

There is now no such thing as a 'legal high'.

The law has changed, making it an offence to supply or possess drugs that are to be taken for their psychoactive effects.

For more information visit New Psychoactive Substances