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Know The Score
From Scotland Against Drugs
Below are details of the places where you can get general information and advice or where you can go for help if your child is using drugs.
If you are worried about your child and drugs, you shouldn't feel that its something you have to deal with alone. There are plenty of places where people are happy to discuss your fears with you and offer you more information and advice. these are given below.
National Drug HelplineYour Family Doctor
Your own doctor is a very good source of advice and information on what services are available locally. Remember the doctor won't think its strange or that you are overreacting if you ask for help or advice.Local Information Services
A very useful service which
provides information about where to find help is available locally through
your health promotion or health education department. the staff
don't actually advise themselves but they'll give you details about local
support groups which deal with a wide variety of health problems, and send
you helpful leaflets. look under the name of your health board in
the phone book.
SDF provides a range of
information on drugs, drug agencies and support services in your
area. they can be contacted, during office hours on Glasgow 0141
In Scotland there are almost 100 services which help people who've become involved in drugs. they operate at local level and are run by health boards, the social work department or voluntary agencies. As well as helping people directly, they can also give you general advice. for details phone the National Drug Helpline 0800 77 66 00Family Support Groups
It can be very helpful if you're finding it difficult to cope with the fact your child has become involved with drugs to speak to other parents who've been through the same thing. These groups offer help to parents and get them together with other families who can help each other. Contact Scottish Drugs Forum - See numbers above for more details of groups in your area.
Point's Drug World
Scotland Against Drugs
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)
Drugs Forum Web Site
Trashed The Drugs Web Site
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- Smoking heroin leads to addiction -
A new hard hitting advertising campaign highlighting the dangers of smoking heroin is set to launch across Scotland on Monday 8 August 2005 by Know the Score, the Scottish Executive’s programme to reduce drugs misuse in Scotland.
The core campaign message ‘smoking heroin leads to addiction’ is communicated through a detailed TV advert, which shows the decline into addiction from smoking heroin and the associated deterioration of lifestyle and health.
The campaign has been designed to educate and inform young adults of the dangers of smoking heroin in the perceived at risk category aged 16-19 year olds primarily as well as the two secondary audiences: 20-25 year olds and 13-16 year olds. The TV advert will run on television on Scottish Television, Channel four and five from 8 August to 13 September and will be supported by outdoor advertising, bus interiors, broadcast radio and media relations in the press.
The advert effectively shows the impact of addiction and opens with a young man smoking heroin in his living room in the luxury of his flat. As he continues to breathe in the heroin, his personal appearance and surroundings start to deteriorate; as his possessions disappear; his appearance becomes dishevelled. The closing image is lasting and shows the character staring at a needle, realising he has lost everything and who cares about nothing but heroin.
Further details and facts on heroin and drugs can be found at www.knowthescore.info or by calling the Know the Score information line on 0800 587 587 9.
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