Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol

Page written and resources collated by Anna Jarvis, Wellbeing Promotion & Early Interventions Lead

If you are worried about your use of alcohol or drugs or would like to know more about how to stay safe, there is lots of support available. It might be that you are finding it difficult to control how much or how often you are drinking or using drugs or perhaps worried about what happens when you do.


To read some of these articles and other resources on our site you will need to register with Togetherall. The process is quick and you only need to do it once.

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Drug use

Many people have used drugs at one time or another. If you are concerned about your use of drugs you can take this test to understand more.

Check your drug use
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Lots of people enjoy a drink but we might worry sometimes about our drinking levels. You can take this test if you are concerned about your drinking habits.

Check your drinking habits
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This test looks at your general wellbeing. Please be aware that this is a standard validated test giving a measure of wellbeing.

Check your wellbeing levels

Togetherall - Online courses

Togetherall is an online mental health community with a wealth of resources - available free to all staff and students.   To access resources from Togetherall you need to register for an account here . You will only need to do this once. This will allow you to access many of the tools on our site.
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Quit smoking

Go to course
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Cut down your drinking

Go to course

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One You - Drink free days app

One You app
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Drinkaware App


Places to get help

Local and national organisations, websites



Likewise Sheffield

A drug and alcohol support service that gets you.

Likewise is a drug and alcohol support service with no judgement, no pressure and no expectations. It's help for you, however you need it - it could be dropping in for a cup of tea, or help with housing.Get in touch:

  • Telephone: 0114 308 7000
  • Email: info@likewisesheffield.org.uk
  • Visit: Portland House, 243 Moorfields, Sheffield, S3 8UG

Project 6 Sheffield

Alcohol Recovery Community (ARC)

If you are worried about your drinking or have already started to make changes, ARC is here to support you whatever stage you are at.

This service is for you if are:

  • over 18
  • live in Sheffield
  • are able to be sober when attending

Project 6 Sheffield

Sheffield Pathways

Sheffield Pathways provides support and advice for patients attending surgeries who are experiencing a social crisis.

The team are able to offer specialist support over a 50-minute appointment to help individuals manage a range of non-medical issues, including:

  • emotional wellbeing
  • welfare advice
  • housing
  • domestic abuse
  • substance use

Where longer-term support is required, Pathways are able to refer people into the right community service for their specific needs.

Sheffield Pathways currently works in:

  • Devonshire Green Medical Centre
  • Upperthorpe Medical Centre
  • Harold Street Medical Centre
  • Porter Brook Medical Centre
  • Hannover Medical Centre

If you would like further information about Sheffield Pathways, please

Sheffield Futures - Door 43

Door 43 offer emotional support for a wide range of issues. Support available includes youth workers, counsellors, substance misuse workers, sexual health workers, careers advisors, volunteers, peers supporters and more

NHS - Alcohol misuse help

Information on the support available for alcohol misuse and how to get help.

NHS - Drug addiction help

Information on the support available for drug addiction

Talk to Frank

Honest information about drugs" includes a help and advice section and a drugs A-Z.

Excessive alcohol or drug use can be linked to other factors, such as stress or low mood. Visit our wellbeing resources to find out what support is available.

If you are cutting down on drug or alcohol use, it can be helpful to include other things in your routine to change your patterns of behaviour. Becoming more active can be helpful as it not only provides a distraction, but can lead to an overall enhanced level of wellbeing. There are lots of opportunities to be active at Hallam including our Active Wellbeing sessions, discounted gym membership and social sports teams at Hallam Active

If you are looking to try out new things. the Give it a go programme at the Student's Union have some great opportunities, many of which are free of charge and free of alcohol.