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Drug Emergencies

Always call 999. This could be for a physical or mental health emergency. The emergency services, including police, have a priority for preserving life. In an emergency situation:

  • Call 999 (or 112 internationally)
  • Be honest about what you think the person has taken, how much and when
  • Stay with the casualty until help arrives
  • Find out more about drug emergencies here.

General Support

Here are some services that offer immediate support and may be open when we are not.

Mental health can be an emergency too – call 999 and ask for an ambulance if someone’s physical or mental health needs immediate attention.

Free, confidential, online support for alcohol, other drugs and mental health:

Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm

Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm

Visit: www.wearewithyou.org.uk

All day, every day on: 0800 776600 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis:

Free phone all day, every day on: 0808 801 0414

Text: 07974429075

Email: crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk

Space to talk when you are feeling down.

Visit: www.breathingspace.scot

Free phone: 0800 83 85 84

Weekdays: Monday – Thursday, 6pm – 2am

Weekend: Friday 6pm – Monday 6am 

For people affected by someone else’s drug use:

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs: www.sfad.org.uk

We Are With You: www.wearewithyou.org.uk

VOCAL: www.vocal.org.uk

To find a drug service near you:

In Scotland, visit Scottish Drug Services Directory – www.scottishdrugservices.com

In Europe, download TripApp – tripapp.org

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