If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

Know the Score

Know the Score is Scotland’s free and confidential 24 hour drugs information and advice helpline. They can provide you, and those you know, with advice and information about drugs issues. Contact them on 0800 587 5879, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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Scottish Families Affected by Drugs

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs provides information and support to anyone who is concerned about someone they care about who is misusing drugs. They can provide information on local services including family support groups, or simply listen if you need to talk. Call their free and confidential helpline on 08080 10 10 11, email helpline@sfad.org.uk

Visit the Scottish Families Affected by Drugs site


TheSite.org is an online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds. They provide non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

Visit TheSite.org website

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. They provide a range of services for young people including 1-2-1 support, on-line support and youth groups. They also work closely with professionals and organisations to ensure that LGBT young people are effectively supported and services are inclusive. Call 0131 555 3940 or e-mail info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Visit the LGBT Youth Scotland site

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS)

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality. The services include a helpline, online chat through instant messaging, email support, information on sexual health and the Turing Network database, a public access search facility that enables anyone to look for support or services catering for the LGBT community. Call 0300 330 0630 (10am-11pm)

Visit the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) site


Drinkline is the National Alcohol helpline. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call the free helpline 0800 917 8282, in complete confidence, 24 hours a day. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol advice centre for help and advice.


Al-Anon is a world-wide charity which offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon is for young people aged 12 - 17 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, usually that of a parent. Call them on 0141 339 8884 (10.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday)

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