- street drugs – illegal drugs, or
- legal highs – street drugs that are not illegal, or
- prescription drugs – drugs that you GP prescribes for you that are legal
Alcohol and tobacco are both drugs that are legal to buy if you are over 18 years old.
Sometimes people use drugs or alcohol to help them cope. Drinking alcohol or taking drugs can sometimes get out of control and cause problems.
Use the links below to understand what effect alcohol and drugs can have or find help.
Local services to help you stop
There is a single contact for anyone who needs help because of problems with alcohol or taking drugs in Brent. You can get in touch with them
- yourself, or
- ask someone to refer you, like your GP, social worker or carer
The single point of contacts is:
Cobbold Road Treatment and Recovery Centre
97 Cobbold Road, London NW10 9SU.
Addaction in Brent have a Helpline that is open every day and night. Call at any time if you want help with problems with alcohol or drugs.
Helpline 0800 107 1754