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.
Here are some services that offer immediate support and may be open when we are not.
Free, confidential, online support for alcohol, other drugs and mental health:
Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Free phone all day, every day on: 0808 801 0414
Space to talk when you are feeling down.
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
To find a drug service near you:
In Scotland, visit Scottish Drug Services Directory – www.scottishdrugservices.com
In Europe, download TripApp – tripapp.org