These are for support pages in Great Britain.
Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication.
Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs.
FRANK provides honest and completely factual information about all sorts of drugs.
The FRANK service is free, and operated by fully trained advisers. In particular, FRANK aims to give young people the skills and confidence needed to reject drugs and offer parents the information they need to bring up the topic with their children.
Advice can be accessed through the FRANK helpline, the FRANK website email and text message.
The FRANK service is a key lever to deliver the 2010 government drug strategy. The service specifically addresses the objective to reduce demand, by preventing people from taking drugs in the first place. The strategy highlights that young people in particular need quality drug education to provide thorough knowledge of the effects and harms, and to give them skills and confidence to reject drugs.
Please visit: TalkToFrank.com
HELPLINE: 0300 123 6 600
AddAction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health - AddAction supports people to make lasting change in their lives.
AddAction delivers 81 services across Scotland and England. In 2017 AddAction supported 140,000 people.
AddAction work with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach.
AddAction believes that everyone can change and they support them to do it.
As the largest provider of drug and alcohol support services in Scotland, AddAction are never far away from those who need them - people with addiction issues, their families, friends and communities. AddAction are there for anyone who wants their help.
AddAction's first Scottish service started in 2004 and they now have distinct services across the country, from Dundee to Stranraer. While each one has its own distinct identity, AddAction take a very Scottish approach to dealing with the problems faced by their communities. Much of AddAction's pioneering work and success has led the way for their services south of the border.
Please visit: AddAction.org.uk