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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.

Downloads

Self-help materials you can print, or download and save.

Resource Description
Alcohol and You - NHS NTW Leaflet Contains general information about alcohol as well as helping you to reflect on your own use. Includes tips on how to increase control over alcohol use.


Apps

Android or iOS Apps (most apps that we recommend are those suggested in the NHS Apps Library)

App Description
Drinkaware Factual information about alcohol.
Allows you to track your alcohol use and set goals.
One You - drink free days app Developed with Public Health England, the app gives advice about how to limit the dangers of alcohol and increase drink free days via a tracker.


Places to get help

Local and national organisations, websites

Resource Description
Alcohol Support: START - Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team The Alcohol Service offers assessment, support and interventions to those aged 18yrs+ experiencing problems with alcohol with the aim to either reduce alcohol intake or to become abstinent. A range of treatment options are offered once a comprehensive assessment has been completed including specialist prescribing and psycho-social interventions (PSI). Individuals can self-refer either by telephoning for an appointment or by drop-in to Sidney Street. Individuals who self-refer by drop-in will be assessed there and then.
Sheffield Alcohol Services, 44 Sidney Street (Matilda Street entrance), Sheffield, S1 4RH
Tel: (0114) 3050500
Drugs Service: START - Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team The Non-Opiates Drugs Service offers assessment, support and interventions to Sheffield residents aged 18 years and above who are experiencing problems with non-opiate drug misuse. Non-Opiates is a term used to describe all drugs other than Opiates (heroin or codeine). This includes cannabis, cocaine, crack cocaine, amphetamines, steroids and Novel Psychoactive Substances (or what were formerly known as ‘legal highs’) including Spice. For support with Opiate (heroin codeine) drug misuse, please contact the Opiate Service based at the Fitzwilliam Centre.

The service also offers a drop-in needle exchange and harm reduction advice and support.

Individuals can self-refer either by telephoning for an appointment or by drop-in to Sidney Street. Individuals who self-refer by drop-in will be assessed there and then.

Drugs Service, 44 Sidney Street (Matilda Street entrance), Sheffield, S1 4RH Tel: (0114) 2721481
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
NHS - Drug addiction help
Information on the support available for addiction and how to get help.
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.

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