DRUG AND ALCOHOL HARM REDUCTION INFORMATION & ADVICE

In this section of the website, you will find all the content from our harm reduction drug and alcohol leaflets and booklets.

If you're a drug and alcohol service or need to communicate with drug and alcohol users you can order designed and printed versions of these publications from the Substance shop.

If you're a drug or alcohol user then the information in this section will help raise awareness and help minimse the risks to your physical and mental health.

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Cannabis Aware

Cannabis awareness and harm reduction information

Advice and awareness about the physical and mental health issues for young people who use cannabis.

Includes:

  • what is cannabis?
  • how it is used
  • physical and mental health
  • the effects of cannabis
  • reducing the risks
  • the law
  • staying in control

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Cocaethylene

Cocaethylene awareness and harm reduction information

Cocaine and alcohol are increasingly being used together as a ‘straightener’ to keep the night going, allowing people to drink more alcohol and lessen the ‘comedown’ from cocaine.

Includes:

  • effects
  • risks
  • health
  • violence
  • sex
  • warning signs

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MSJ/Diazepam guide

MSJ awareness and harm reduction information

Diazepam is a prescription-only medicine called a benzodiazepine. Used for their sedative, anxiety-relieving and muscle-relaxing effects.

includes:

  • what are msj?
  • effects
  • side effects
  • problems associated with MSJ
  • harm reduction advice

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Ketamine Aware

Ketamine awareness and harm reduction information

Ketamine awareness information and fundamental advice around the effects and risks of using ketamine.

Includes:

  • what is ketamine?
  • how it's used
  • personal safety
  • physical problems including, bladder problems and k-cramps
  • mental health
  • dependency
  • how to reduce the risks
  • staying in control
  • getting help

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Snorting & Swallowing drugs

Information and advice

Harm reduction information and advice about the two most commonly used routes used to take drugs

includes:

  • snorting
  • swallowing
  • risks
  • reduce the risks

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Cocaine

Information and advice

Harm reduction information and advice about the two most commonly used routes used to take drugs

includes:

  • snorting
  • swallowing
  • risks
  • reduce the risks

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Clubbing and drugs

Harm reduction information for safer clubbing

Harm reduction information and advice about the risks of taking drugs in a club environment.

includes:

  • types of drugs
  • drug effects
  • mixing drugs
  • overdose
  • minimising the risks

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Alcohol and A&E

Advice and harm reduction information about alcohol and a visit to A&E

Brief information and advice about alcohol use and your visit to A&E

includes:

  • Alcohol and A&E
  • A&E alcohol treatment
  • The next drink
  • Alcohol use
  • Alcohol overdose
  • Harm reduction tips

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Binge Drinking

Information and advice

This booklet will help you think about your drinking and offer practical and sensible information and advice about how to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

includes:

  • risk and problems
  • how much you should drink
  • how to stay safe
  • how to cut down
  • where to get help

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Alcohol Aware

Information and advice

Alcohol awareness information and fundamental advice around the effects and risks of using alcohol.

includes:

  • effects of alcohol
  • reducing the harm 
  • know your units and limits
  • spotting the warning signs and risks
  • where to get help

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