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Drugs and Alcohol


If you would like to find out more about drugs and the law in the UK, Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. Release provides free and confidential specialist advice to the public and professionals.Their website can be found here.

Home office information on different drugs and legal sanctions

For more information on drugs or to get help and support with a drug problem, more information can be found here on the NHS website.

Narcotics Anonymous

Talk to Frank - free, confidential drugs advice.

Release - 020 7729 9904 24-hour helpline offering info, support and advice on drugs & legal issues surrounding drugs

University Counseling Service self-help leaflets - Drugs

Needle Exchanges

List of Cambridge pharmacies participating in needle exchanges


There are a number of laws related to alcohol, some more well known than others. Here you'll find the official line on each one, from drink driving limits to buying alcohol.

Home office information on Alcohol and Young People

For more information on alcohol or to get help and support with a drinking problem, further information can be found on the following websites

NHS website

Alcoholics Anonymous

Drinkaware - Alcohol-related information and support

Priory - Information on alcohol symptoms which may be valuable to students worried about their own drinking.

University Counseling Service self-help leaflets - Alcohol

Inclusion Cambridge - Inclusion provides free and confidential support, advice and interventions to Adults in Cambridge. Call: 0300 555 0101 or pop into one of their offices - Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF or Inclusion, 1A Fortescue Road, Cambridge CB4 2JS

Mind - Recreational Drugs & Alcohol - Explains the mental health effects of recreational drugs, what might happen if you use recreational drugs and also have a mental health problem, and suggestions for where to find support.

First aid and emergencies

Emergency advice for alcohol or drug use

Cambridgeshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) - is a multi-agency partnership working to implement the National Drug Strategy.

University Guidance on Drugs and Alcohol

For more information on drugs and alcohol, please visit the University's Student Wellbeing pages which include information on the following:


Drink spiking

Moderate alcohol

Recreational drugs

Avoid recreational and 'smart' drugs