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Drugs and alcohol

The signs that you have significant health or social problems as a result of drug or alcohol use will depend on what drugs you are taking or how much alcohol you are drinking. This page provides information on where to get help and support.

The summer holidays can be a peak time for teenagers to try alcohol, which can result in an accident or other unwanted consequences. We are backing Balance North East's What's The Harm? campaign to warn parents about the risks of supplying alcohol to children.

If you are concerned about your drinking or worried about a family member or friend, help and support is available.

Wider impacts of drugs and alcohol 

We have a number of information pages that show the impact on your health and the financial cost of alcohol on our communities:

Useful websites

The following websites provide more information on drugs, alcohol, treatment services and national policy:

Contact us
First Contact/Social Care Direct
03000 267 979
0191 383 5752

County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services
03000 266 666
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5TS
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