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    If you or someone you know are being affected by drugs or alcohol please contact one of the following numbers for support and advice.


    Harbour is a drug and alcohol service available to anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs or alcohol.
    Telephone:  01752 434343
    Email: harbourcentre@harbour.org.uk
    Address: Harbour Drug & Alcohol Services, Hyde Park House, Mutley, Plymouth Devon PL4 6LF (Please phone to check opening times before visiting)



    Adfam is a national charity working to improve the lives of families affected by drugs and alcohol through empowerment of families and carers and support from front-line workers.



    Addaction is one of the UK's largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charities supporting people to go on and lead fulfilling and healthy lives, free of dependency and other issues.
    Telephone: 020 7251 5860 
    Email: info@addaction.org.uk 


    Talk to Frank

    Talk to Frank provides you with all of the facts about drugs. Frank also offers friendly and confidential drugs advice to anyone who needs it via the phone, live web chat or email. Talk to Frank are available 24/7.
    Telephone: 0300 123 6600 
    Text: 82111


    Down Your Drink

    Down Your Drink is a website dedicated to helping users reduce their alcohol intake. It includes education around the effects of alcohol misuse on all aspects of life. it also helps users create and implement a realistic action plan to reduce their alcohol intake.


    Drink Aware

    Drink aware is a UK charity dedicated to reducing alcohol misuse and harm by providing people with information about alcohol so that they can make informed choices. The webpage is interactive and educational allowing you to learn the facts about alcohol and its effects.
    Telephone: 0300 123 1110


    The Zone

    The Zone offers a range of information, advice, counselling and support services to 13 - 25 year olds. They run a Drop In service 6 days a week.
    Telephone: 01752 206626
    Address: 14-16 Union Street, Plymouth, PL1 2SR (please call for opening hours)


    Change 4 Life

    Change 4 Life is an NHS service set up to help people make healthy choices. The Choose Less Booze section includes a drinks calculator and suggestions for cutting down and swapping alcohol for healthier options. It also includes a free app that users can download to help them keep track of their drinking whilst on the go.


    If you are worried by your, or a friend or family members drinking/drug/smoking, then you can book in for an intiail Well-being Signposting Service appointment to talk to someone about it: 

    Appointments are available: 
    Mondays (11am - 12pm)
    Tuesdays (9.30am - 10.30am)
    Wednesdays (10am - 11am)
    in Student Support

    To book a 15 minute appointment email:

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