Looking for Drugs and Alcohol support services? the lowdown are here to help! We provide free counselling and advice to young people aged 12-25yrs across Northampton.

Drugs come with many different names and in both legal and illegal forms, including pills, solvents, aerosols, alcohol, cigarettes, tranquilisers, herbs, mushrooms and powders.

Drugs are taken for a number of reasons, including pleasure, pain relief, feelings of escapism, and habit or addiction. Feelings differ, but drugs and alcohol can become physically or psychologically addictive and can affect your immediate or long term health, your finances, behaviour, education, job or relationships. It is important to remember that even if a drug is legal, it does not mean that it is safe. If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s drug use of or dependency on drugs or alcohol, there’s lots of support available.

You’re not alone

Drugs, alcohol and other addictions affect millions of people all over the world, and can be difficult for those who take them as well as the people around them. We are each unique, and how our bodies respond physically to drugs or alcohol, as well as how we behave while ‘under the influence’, differs from person to person.

We can help

We helped 41 people like you deal with DRUGS and ALCOHOL last year. It can be very difficult to cope with the effects of drugs or alcohol, on yourself or on someone close to you. We can give you the information and support you need so you have the confidence to tackle the issues you may be facing.

Get in touch if you’re worried about drugs and alcohol

Drop in, make an appointment or call us on 01604 622223 for free, confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support. We know it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you.

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This form is for self-referrals and assisted self-referrals to access the lowdown’s services.