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Drugs Support

 

How can I get drug support?

If you have a problem with drug addiction, we have services to help.

Support face to face if you’re under 25

Blackpool Adolescent Service provides free support for young people with drug, alcohol and sexual health issues. The service is available to all young people aged 10 to 24.

Interventions range from drug awareness, harm reduction as well as access to clinical prescribing services for substance abuse and clinical sexual health support.

Young people can self-refer using the link below or by using the telephone number below to arrange an appointment.

Make a self-referral

Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm

Blackpool Adolescent Service
Talbot and Brunswick Family Hub
Gorton Street
Blackpool
FY1 3JW

Telephone: 01253 754840

Blackpool Adolescent Service - More information

 

 

Support face to face if you’re over 25

Horizon provides drugs advice and treatment for people living in Blackpool, including those worried about a family member, partner or friend.

They provide:

  • One-to-one behavioural support
  • Easy-to-find and central locations
  • Health screening
  • Counselling

Connect, Ground Floor,
102 Dickson Road, Blackpool FY1 2BU,
Telephone: 01253 205156

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
(Half Day Wednesday, Open 1.00pm to 5.00pm)

If you’re going to continue to use drugs, try and stay safer by:

  • Not using them alone and always telling someone what you’ve taken
  • Always using clean needles and not share equipment
  • Not mixing drugs with other drugs, including alcohol
  • Not using in an unsafe place
  • Never using drugs and driving
  • Contacting Horizon for access to take-home Naloxone for you and/or friends or family

I Need Drugs Support

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If you’d like more information on reducing harm, including how to get clean needles, visit:

Ren-UK website
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For honest information on drugs, their effects and the law, visit:

Talk To Frank website
 

STI Symptom Checker


  • Unusual discharge
  • Pain, burning or increase in weeing
  • Rashes, lumps or blisters
  • Stinging, itching or tingling
  • Pain and/or bleeding during sex
  • Bleeding after sex

  • Pain in the testicles (balls)
  • Pain or tenderness in the lower tummy
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Strong, unpleasant smell from the vagina after sex
  • Painful swelling of penis, testicles or foreskin
  • Brown eggs on pubic or other body hair
  • No Symptoms

Get tested if you have any of these symptoms, a sexual partner has symptoms or you’re worried after having sex without a condom. Many STIs have no symptoms at all, like HIV. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.