Drugs & Alcohol

We aim to give you the facts about drugs and drinking – the highs as well as the lows, which means you can make your own choices.

If you’re thinking of quitting or cutting down, or would like some advice or support, get in touch with the Young Hackney Substance Misuse Service.


Cannabis is the most widely used illegal substance in the world. It can make you mellow, make you paranoid, slow you down.

The Young Hackney Substance Misuse service is open to anyone aged under 25, it’s free and it’s completely confidential..  They can give you advice and support if you’re worried about your own substance use. They’ll also help if you’re worried that a friend or family member has a problem with drugs or alcohol.

For extra information and advice on drugs and drink, visit the Frank and drinkaware websites.

Useful websites


Learn the facts about alcohol – the effects of heavy drinking and tips to cut down if you’re drinking too much.

Talk to Frank

Talk to Frank has information about the effects of drugs and the impact on your health if you take drugs.